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October 23, 1990
Both Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and President Bush have active foreign travel schedules in the weeks ahead. Here are their itineraries. President Bush 1 Nov. 19-21--France for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe summit; trip may be extended to include stops in the Middle East and Central Europe. 2 Nov. 26-27--Mexico. 3 Dec. 2-8--South America for a series of visits in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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NEWS
November 20, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reappointed Eduard A. Shevardnadze, one of this nation's most liberal, popular politicians, as foreign minister Tuesday in an effort to reassert the authority of the central government and rebuild his own political base. Shevardnadze, 63, one of the architects of perestroika , resigned 11 months ago, warning of the danger of a dictatorship by die-hard conservatives.
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BUSINESS
January 22, 1991 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top economic officials of the United States and the other major industrial nations announced Monday that they are prepared to intervene in world currency markets to help stabilize the dollar if the war in the Persian Gulf sours but said so far they see no need to do so.
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | Times Wire Services
From around the world, hopes and concerns over change in the Soviet Union: Germany Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher said Germany hopes a more liberal Soviet government will be willing to speed the withdrawal of the 250,000 Soviet troops still in Germany and to extradite former East German leader Erich Honecker to face trial for murder.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | MASHA HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
When three Israeli air force planes touched down in Soviet Armenia recently carrying four tons of medical supplies for earthquake victims, a team of Israeli diplomats in Moscow quietly celebrated what they saw as a symbolic victory. The Soviets allowed the military jets to land despite a 21-year-old rift in relations between the two countries, and official Soviet media even praised Israel for its assistance to quake victims. "Let's call it part of a new atmosphere.
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | Times Wire Services
From around the world, hopes and concerns over change in the Soviet Union: Germany Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher said Germany hopes a more liberal Soviet government will be willing to speed the withdrawal of the 250,000 Soviet troops still in Germany and to extradite former East German leader Erich Honecker to face trial for murder.
NEWS
November 20, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS and ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reappointed Eduard A. Shevardnadze, one of this nation's most liberal, popular politicians, as foreign minister Tuesday in an effort to reassert the authority of the central government and rebuild his own political base. Shevardnadze, 63, one of the architects of perestroika , resigned 11 months ago, warning of the danger of a dictatorship by die-hard conservatives.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1990 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union has formally applied for observer status in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the 97-country organization that administers the Western trading system, the Geneva-based group announced Friday. The move, which was expected, would mark a major milestone in the push by the Soviets to become part of the Western economic system, from which they have been barred for the past 45 years. Moscow has been pressing for such status since last summer.
NEWS
December 14, 1988 | PATT MORRISON, Times Staff Writer
In a day of speeches that ranged from the world of 1948 to the world of the 21st Century, Italian Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita on Tuesday said that Europe and the United States must apply their historical closeness to developing a "joint venture" of cooperative thinking in dealing with the Soviet Bloc, Third World nations and transcendent problems like pollution, drugs and AIDS. At a daylong seminar on the legacy of the Marshall Plan, the postwar U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1989 | From Religious News Service
Was Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev sincere when he joined hands with Pope John Paul II on Dec. 1 and pledged to continue to lead his country down the path of religious reform? And are the religious reforms burgeoning under Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika more than a passing phenomenon?
NEWS
August 23, 1991
THE VATICAN Pope John Paul II exclaimed "Thank God, legality has returned to the Soviet Union" when he learned of the coup's collapse. Church officials said the crisis confirmed the usefulness of a papal visit to the Soviet Union. POLAND The coup's failure should clear the atmosphere in Soviet-Polish relations, Polish Foreign Minister Krzysztof Skubiszewski said. He expressed hope for accords on the pullout of Soviet troops in Poland and on a new bilateral treaty.
BUSINESS
January 22, 1991 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top economic officials of the United States and the other major industrial nations announced Monday that they are prepared to intervene in world currency markets to help stabilize the dollar if the war in the Persian Gulf sours but said so far they see no need to do so.
NEWS
December 22, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The resignation of Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze has rekindled Western fears that changes in the Kremlin's foreign policy in recent years might be too good to last. Although President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reassured foreign governments again Friday that Soviet policies would remain unchanged, senior diplomats assessing Shevardnadze's departure see serious dangers that stem, first of all, from the domestic turmoil here.
NEWS
October 23, 1990
Both Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev and President Bush have active foreign travel schedules in the weeks ahead. Here are their itineraries. President Bush 1 Nov. 19-21--France for the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe summit; trip may be extended to include stops in the Middle East and Central Europe. 2 Nov. 26-27--Mexico. 3 Dec. 2-8--South America for a series of visits in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
BUSINESS
March 10, 1990 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Soviet Union has formally applied for observer status in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the 97-country organization that administers the Western trading system, the Geneva-based group announced Friday. The move, which was expected, would mark a major milestone in the push by the Soviets to become part of the Western economic system, from which they have been barred for the past 45 years. Moscow has been pressing for such status since last summer.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 1989 | From Religious News Service
Was Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev sincere when he joined hands with Pope John Paul II on Dec. 1 and pledged to continue to lead his country down the path of religious reform? And are the religious reforms burgeoning under Gorbachev's policies of glasnost and perestroika more than a passing phenomenon?
NEWS
August 23, 1991
THE VATICAN Pope John Paul II exclaimed "Thank God, legality has returned to the Soviet Union" when he learned of the coup's collapse. Church officials said the crisis confirmed the usefulness of a papal visit to the Soviet Union. POLAND The coup's failure should clear the atmosphere in Soviet-Polish relations, Polish Foreign Minister Krzysztof Skubiszewski said. He expressed hope for accords on the pullout of Soviet troops in Poland and on a new bilateral treaty.
NEWS
December 22, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The resignation of Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze has rekindled Western fears that changes in the Kremlin's foreign policy in recent years might be too good to last. Although President Mikhail S. Gorbachev reassured foreign governments again Friday that Soviet policies would remain unchanged, senior diplomats assessing Shevardnadze's departure see serious dangers that stem, first of all, from the domestic turmoil here.
NEWS
October 21, 1989 | Associated Press
The KGB plans to cut the restricted border zones it guards to one-tenth of their current size and take down the barbed wire in many areas, officials of the Soviet security agency told a Soviet legislative committee Friday. Border-crossing procedures will also be simplified, Tass said in a report on a session of the new committee that oversees the KGB and the Defense Ministry. Vladimir A.
NEWS
December 25, 1988 | MASHA HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
When three Israeli air force planes touched down in Soviet Armenia recently carrying four tons of medical supplies for earthquake victims, a team of Israeli diplomats in Moscow quietly celebrated what they saw as a symbolic victory. The Soviets allowed the military jets to land despite a 21-year-old rift in relations between the two countries, and official Soviet media even praised Israel for its assistance to quake victims. "Let's call it part of a new atmosphere.
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