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July 18, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Poland declared itself "entirely satisfied" Tuesday with firm new border guarantees, removing the last major obstacle to German reunification by the end of this year. Polish Foreign Minister Krzysztof Skubiszewski said he accepted assurances that a unified German state will sign a border agreement with Poland as soon as possible after reunification, which is expected to come Dec. 2 with all-German elections.
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September 14, 1990 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Germany and the Soviet Union Thursday initialed a 20-year friendship treaty that is aimed at expanding bilateral ties and building greater trust. The accord, which will serve as a framework for German-Soviet political relations as well as economic and technical matters, was initialed by West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher and Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze.
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August 14, 1990
West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher is due in the Soviet capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for the final round of international negotiations on German reunification. He is to discuss the agenda for a Sept. 12 meeting, also in Moscow, of the two Germanys and the four victorious World War II powers--the Soviet Union, United States, France, and Britain. The West German government has already announced that the first, unified German elections will be held Dec.
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September 11, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The West German government will pay Moscow more than $7 billion toward the expenses of withdrawing Soviet troops from East Germany, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday. The agreement, announced two days before an international accord on German reunification is to be signed in Moscow, ensures that all four World War II Allies support ending four decades of division.
NEWS
June 13, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, trying to assure the Soviet Union's security in a Europe that he sees likely to be dominated by Germany once it is reunified, proposed Tuesday that the new German state become an associate member of both NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Gorbachev said that such a dual status could be the first step toward ending the Cold War division of Europe into rival military blocs and the formation of a new all-European security system.
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February 15, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush expressed surprise Wednesday that the Soviet Union had withdrawn its strong opposition to the U.S.-backed reunification talks of the two German states and permitted "a major breakthrough" in the process. "This surprised me that they (the Soviets) were willing to make an agreement on that," Bush said. "I mean to be very elated about . . . the fact that the Secretary (of State James A.
NEWS
February 16, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Chancellor Helmut Kohl said Thursday that German reunification is close to becoming a fact. "We have never been so close to our goal--the unity of all Germans in freedom--as we are today," Kohl said in an address to the Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament.
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February 9, 1990 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West German legal experts suggested Thursday that the reunification of Germany could be brought about by a simple vote of the new East German Parliament that is to be elected March 18. Herbert Helmrich, chairman of the Legal Committee of the West German Bundestag, the lower house of Parliament, said that Article 23 of the Federal Republic's Basic Law, or constitution, makes it possible for East Germany easily to unite with West Germany.
NEWS
April 19, 1990 | United Press International
West Germany and the Soviet Union signed an agreement Wednesday to send a German astronaut to the Mir space station in 1992.
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April 30, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
East Germany proposed Sunday that a united Germany become a member of NATO if the Western alliance changes its "strategy and structures," transforming itself into a political and economic alliance rather than a military grouping confronting the Soviet Union. Prime Minister Lothar de Maiziere, completing a day of talks with President Mikhail S.
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September 8, 1990 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Friday invited President Bush and Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to witness the Cold War's demise at Oct. 3 ceremonies celebrating German reunification, although Bonn and Moscow are still haggling over some details of the historic merger. Kohl telephoned the two leaders to go over the remaining areas of contention and to ask them to take part in the festivities, Hans Klein, a spokesman for the Bonn government, said.
NEWS
September 6, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Bonn and Moscow have hit a number of snags in the rush to clear up their complicated relations before Germany unites next month, diplomats said Wednesday. Diplomats in East Berlin said that six-nation talks on the international aspects of unification had run into difficulty over the withdrawal of the nearly 370,000 Soviet troops from East Germany over the next four years.
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August 18, 1990 | CAREY GOLDBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev swept back onto the political scene Friday, denouncing Iraq's "perfidy" in invading Kuwait and calling publicly for a massive selloff of state property to spur economic reform. Tanned and vigorous after 17 days of vacation in the Crimea, Gorbachev told a military audience in the Black Sea port city of Odessa that the Soviet Union will try to defuse the Persian Gulf crisis by means of diplomacy and participation in international moves.
NEWS
August 14, 1990
West German Foreign Minister Hans Dietrich Genscher is due in the Soviet capital on Friday to lay the groundwork for the final round of international negotiations on German reunification. He is to discuss the agenda for a Sept. 12 meeting, also in Moscow, of the two Germanys and the four victorious World War II powers--the Soviet Union, United States, France, and Britain. The West German government has already announced that the first, unified German elections will be held Dec.
NEWS
July 19, 1990 | ROBERT C. TOTH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A senior U.S. official expressed optimism Wednesday that negotiations on a treaty to reduce conventional forces in Europe will move speedily toward completion this fall as a result of the surprisingly quick Soviet-German agreement on the future size of an all-German army.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A buoyant President Bush took credit Tuesday for the end of Soviet opposition to German membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, declaring that "the United States has been in the forefront" of efforts to shape the post-Cold War world. For more than a year, ever since Soviet domination of Eastern Europe began its rapid collapse, Bush has stuck to quiet rhetoric and subdued gestures, fearing that loud proclamations of victory from Washington would undermine Mikhail S.
NEWS
April 5, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
West Germany's foreign minister Wednesday endorsed a Bush Administration proposal to assure continued U.S. influence in a post-Cold War Europe, even though America's military power may be overshadowed by the economic might of the 12-nation European Community. After meetings with President Bush and Secretary of State James A.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | DAVID LAUTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A buoyant President Bush took credit Tuesday for the end of Soviet opposition to German membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, declaring that "the United States has been in the forefront" of efforts to shape the post-Cold War world. For more than a year, ever since Soviet domination of Eastern Europe began its rapid collapse, Bush has stuck to quiet rhetoric and subdued gestures, fearing that loud proclamations of victory from Washington would undermine Mikhail S.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev has been telling the Soviet people for nearly five years that friendly international relations are a better guarantee of the country's security than military might. Now, he is betting the country's future--and his own--on such a bargain. In agreeing this week to NATO membership for a reunified Germany, Gorbachev put his "new political thinking," today's basis of Soviet foreign policy, to its toughest test.
NEWS
July 18, 1990 | NORMAN KEMPSTER and TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Poland declared itself "entirely satisfied" Tuesday with firm new border guarantees, removing the last major obstacle to German reunification by the end of this year. Polish Foreign Minister Krzysztof Skubiszewski said he accepted assurances that a unified German state will sign a border agreement with Poland as soon as possible after reunification, which is expected to come Dec. 2 with all-German elections.
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