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June 9, 1992 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The newly independent republic of Croatia was desperate for international recognition. To curry favor with the German government, which was willing to advance its case before the European Community, the state-run Croatian TV network banned all movies about World Wars I and II that presented a negative portrayal of Germany. In Hungary, a legislator denounced TV weather broadcasts for continuing to forecast dry, sunny days.
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February 8, 1995 | DEAN E. MURPHY and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The sleek, whitewashed apartments in the hilly suburb of Troja spelled luxury. Modern kitchens. Grand bathrooms. Even private quarters for the maid. But for a busload of apartment hunters, none of this mattered. Their sole concern: The former Communist regime had once earmarked the complex for Western diplomats. "I would never live here," grunted one visitor. "I am sure the entire place is bugged by the Communists."
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May 17, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A presidential commission recommended Wednesday that Radio Free Europe, the 40-year-old American propaganda operation that broadcasts to Eastern Europe, be phased out in the wake of the collapse of Soviet rule in the region. The recommendation would require action by the Bush Administration. But the unanimous finding, extraordinary for the usually routine annual report by the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, is expected to carry weight.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1992 | LEWIS BEALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The newly independent republic of Croatia was desperate for international recognition. To curry favor with the German government, which was willing to advance its case before the European Community, the state-run Croatian TV network banned all movies about World Wars I and II that presented a negative portrayal of Germany. In Hungary, a legislator denounced TV weather broadcasts for continuing to forecast dry, sunny days.
NEWS
February 8, 1995 | DEAN E. MURPHY and MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The sleek, whitewashed apartments in the hilly suburb of Troja spelled luxury. Modern kitchens. Grand bathrooms. Even private quarters for the maid. But for a busload of apartment hunters, none of this mattered. Their sole concern: The former Communist regime had once earmarked the complex for Western diplomats. "I would never live here," grunted one visitor. "I am sure the entire place is bugged by the Communists."
NEWS
May 17, 1990 | DON SHANNON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A presidential commission recommended Wednesday that Radio Free Europe, the 40-year-old American propaganda operation that broadcasts to Eastern Europe, be phased out in the wake of the collapse of Soviet rule in the region. The recommendation would require action by the Bush Administration. But the unanimous finding, extraordinary for the usually routine annual report by the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, is expected to carry weight.
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