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July 5, 1989 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, beginning a three-day visit to France, called Tuesday for major new initiatives by both East and West to accelerate disarmament and to build what he calls a "common European home." Gorbachev, relentless in his foreign policy initiatives, proposed an all-European summit to mark the conclusion of an expected agreement reducing the conventional armed forces--a pact that would fundamentally alter the long confrontation between East and West.
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September 20, 1991 | KAREN TUMULTY and JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The Soviet Union, warning that it faces potentially severe food shortages as another bitter winter approaches, Thursday doubled the amount it is asking for emergency food aid from the West. Moscow's $14.7-billion request, almost six times what the European Community initially had estimated the Soviets would need, clearly caught Western leaders off guard. The latest aid request renewed potentially troubling questions about precisely who will assist the Soviets and how that will be done.
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November 12, 1990 | Associated Press
Two NATO generals arrived Sunday in the first visit to the Soviet Union by high-ranking military officials of the Western alliance. U.S. Gen. John R. Galvin, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's supreme military commander in Europe, and Norwegian Gen. Vigleik Eide, chairman of the alliance's military committee, will hold several days of talks with government and military officials.
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August 23, 1991
Britain, Japan and the European Community said Thursday they are ending a freeze on aid to the Soviet Union, as world leaders hailed the defeat of the hard-line Communist coup. Germany's foreign minister, Hans-Dietrich Genscher, also told German radio that the collapsed coup should inspire Western nations to release more aid to help the country's faltering economy.
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April 26, 1987 | JACK NELSON, Times Washington Bureau Chief
Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger, speaking out jointly for the first time since they left office, have issued an extraordinary warning to President Reagan that it would be "a profound mistake" to sign a nuclear arms reduction agreement unless Moscow accepts major changes in the formula now being negotiated. The former President and his chief foreign policy adviser declared that there is "little doubt" a U.S.
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March 29, 1987 | TYLER MARSHALL, Times Staff Writer
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher arrived here Saturday for a five-day visit considered by many to be potentially the most important made by any Western leader in recent years. Premier Nikolai I. Ryzhkov met her at Moscow's Vnukovo Airport and took her immediately to the Kremlin for a brief ceremonial greeting by Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. In the course of her visit, Thatcher is scheduled to meet Gorbachev on five separate occasions, including a full day of talks Monday.
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June 21, 1990 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush said Wednesday that he is willing to discuss new European proposals to provide massive Western aid to the Soviet Union but warned that he will not be ready to support such an effort until Moscow makes needed economic reforms and ends its aid to Cuba.
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June 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Western European leaders Tuesday signaled support for Mikhail S. Gorbachev's efforts to rescue his ailing Soviet economy but fended off a Franco-German push for an immediate $15-billion aid package. The leaders of the 12-nation trading bloc ended a two-day summit by asking aides to consult with the Kremlin about urgent proposals for immediate loans and longer term assistance.
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June 28, 1990 | From Reuters
East-West talks on cutting conventional forces in Europe were given a major boost Wednesday when the Soviet Union agreed to proposals on how to reduce the number of tanks and armored cars in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Warsaw Pact. NATO delegates said that at a working meeting of the Conventional Forces in Europe talks, the Soviet side dropped objections to a Franco-Polish compromise on definitions and ceilings on how many of the arms each side can hold.
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June 26, 1990 | Associated Press
European Community leaders Monday rejected a French and West German proposal for a $15-billion aid package for the Soviet Union and instead ordered a study of that country's economic needs, officials reported. Officials of all the major community nations reported there was unanimous agreement on a general desire to help the Soviet Union. But the view pressed by Britain and Denmark that large-scale handouts are not the right approach appears to have prevailed.
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August 22, 1991 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
NATO foreign ministers took a tough line Wednesday with the Soviet Union, despite the collapse of the hard-line coup in Moscow and the reinstatement of President Mikhail S. Gorbachev.
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August 21, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Casting the new Soviet ruling committee as an illegitimate government, European Community countries Tuesday demanded the reinstatement of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and suspended more than $1 billion in economic assistance to the Soviet Union until "constitutional order" is restored.
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August 20, 1991 | JAMES RISEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The conservative coup that ousted Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has brought to a sudden halt wide-ranging international efforts to integrate the Soviet Union into the modern global economy. On Monday, senior officials in the United States and other major Western powers issued warnings that they are likely to freeze current Soviet aid programs, as well as their plans to expand trade and investment ties with Moscow, if the coup brings democratic reforms to an end.
NEWS
August 20, 1991
In the Soviet Union Tanks and armored personnel carriers swarm through the streets of Moscow as the chiefs of the Soviet army, KGB, police and fellow right-wingers oust Mikhail S. Gorbachev, impose a state of emergency on the capital and move to gut or liquidate many of the deposed Soviet president's reforms. "There was no alternative but to take resolute action to stop the country from sliding into disaster," Vice President Gennady I.
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June 29, 1991 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Through the long years of the Cold War, the Soviet Union saw the breakup of Yugoslavia, with its potential for civil war, foreign interference and escalation, as one of the most worrisome crises that East and West might face in Europe. With that scenario now exploding into reality 500 miles from its border in one of Europe's historic tinderboxes, the Soviet Union is clearly apprehensive but uncertain what it can do in a region that it once thought to be within its sphere of influence.
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June 7, 1991 | DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, in the Bush Administration's most detailed response yet to Soviet pleas for Western economic aid, warned Thursday that Moscow must enact major political and legal reforms before the United States will help reshape its moribund economy.
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June 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
The Soviet Union has proposed that the NATO nations enter into negotiations this fall on the elimination of all tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, alliance officials said Friday. But NATO diplomats insisted that such bargaining should be put off until an accord is reached in Vienna on reducing troops, tanks and other conventional arms in Europe.
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June 5, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State James A. Baker III said Monday that he will press for details of a Soviet plan for some sort of new relationship between NATO and the Warsaw Pact when he meets Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze today in Copenhagen. "We will obviously spend quite a bit of time to flesh out this suggestion for a possible NATO-Warsaw Pact agreement," Baker told reporters aboard his Air Force jet on the way to his fourth meeting with Shevardnadze in just over a month.
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June 7, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization made an unprecedented offer Thursday to Eastern European nations and the Soviet Union to participate in sweeping political and military cooperation. On the first day of a two-day meeting here, the NATO foreign ministers issued a declaration reaching out to their onetime Communist enemies in the now-disbanded Warsaw Pact military alliance.
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