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February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Petre Roman agreed to consider firing Romania's Defense Minister Nicolae Militaru, as demanded by hundreds of officers. Militaru did the bidding of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu for years. Soldiers and more than 1,000 civilian supporters gathered in Victory Square in front of government headquarters and vowed to stay until Militaru is dismissed.
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November 4, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gearing up to go out of business, the six Warsaw Pact nations Saturday signed an agreement on how to share a pared-down inventory of tanks and artillery, the last major obstacle to a European conventional arms treaty that will be signed in Paris later this month. The agreement fixes distribution of 20,000 tanks and an equal number of artillery pieces among the member nations. It was signed in a ceremony at a Hungarian government guest house.
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NEWS
November 4, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gearing up to go out of business, the six Warsaw Pact nations Saturday signed an agreement on how to share a pared-down inventory of tanks and artillery, the last major obstacle to a European conventional arms treaty that will be signed in Paris later this month. The agreement fixes distribution of 20,000 tanks and an equal number of artillery pieces among the member nations. It was signed in a ceremony at a Hungarian government guest house.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Prime Minister Petre Roman agreed to consider firing Romania's Defense Minister Nicolae Militaru, as demanded by hundreds of officers. Militaru did the bidding of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu for years. Soldiers and more than 1,000 civilian supporters gathered in Victory Square in front of government headquarters and vowed to stay until Militaru is dismissed.
WORLD
November 12, 2003 | From Times Wire Services
American and Afghan ground forces backed by helicopter gunships fought two groups of insurgents, killing one person, in the first clashes of an operation in the snowy mountains of eastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Tuesday. U.S. military spokesman Col. Rodney Davis said the soldiers from the Army's 10th Mountain Division "Warrior Brigade" were searching for guerrillas in the rugged Nuristan region, where the fighting is taking place about 13,000 feet above sea level.
WORLD
November 22, 2005 | From Associated Press
Romania's former defense minister said Monday that parts of an air base used by U.S. troops during the Iraq war were off-limits to Romanian authorities, but he could not determine whether prisoners had been held there. The Mihail Kogalniceanu military airfield near the Black Sea, which was used by the Americans in 2003, had "a handful of two-people tents used by special forces" from which Romanian officials were barred, the ex-minister, Ioan Mircea Pascu, told Associated Press. He said the U.S.
SPORTS
July 4, 1994 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were more fast breaks than have been seen in a game in Southern California since Magic Johnson presided over Showtime, and, just as occurred so often in those days, the guys in the gold won. They were the Runnin' Romanians, whose 3-2 victory at the Rose Bowl on Sunday in the World Cup's second round propelled them into the quarterfinals for the first time and eliminated traditional power Argentina, the 1978 and '86 champion and the '90 runner-up.
OPINION
January 14, 1990 | Karel Kovanda, Karel Kovanda has just returned from his second trip to Czechoslovakia since the November revolution
In the second month of what has been dubbed Czechoslovakia's "velvet revolution," the action, though off the streets, is no less contentious. Civic Forum has won several important battles. But the Communists have not surrendered. In various mutations, they are regrouping to mount an electoral challenge that could frustrate the plans of the country's new leaders. The People's Militia, the Communist Party's private security force since 1948, has been disarmed and disbanded.
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December 23, 1989 | DAN FISHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Warsaw Pact's last Stalinist domino, the tyrannical regime of Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, toppled with a violent crash Friday after several days of Europe's bloodiest fighting since the end of World War II. A newly formed Council of the Front of National Salvation, composed mostly of known Romanian dissidents and the army's chief of staff, announced on Radio Bucharest shortly before midnight that it had taken over until free elections can be held next April.
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