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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- The editor of the Communist Party newspaper Pravda, the Soviet Union's most powerful newspaper, was promising a new era of political candor, open debate and up-to-date information on Monday while the editor of Arguments and Facts, the country'...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterVATICAN CITY -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev on Friday promised full religious freedom in the Soviet Union during a meeting with Pope John Paul II in which the two leaders also agreed to restore formal diplomatic relations between the Holy See...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- President Mikhail S. Gorbachev said Saturday that the Soviet Union's constitution could be revised to remove a clause proclaiming the Communist Party as the leading force in society as the country proceeds with the overall restructuring of its...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWARSAW -- Nicolae Ceausescu's monster was dying monstrously Friday. As his 24-year-old dictatorship in Romania careened into its final blood-soaked days, Nicolae Ceausescu, along with his wife Elena, his son and his network of family retainers,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLONDON -- The fiercest battles yet in a week of bloodletting rocked the Romanian capital of Bucharest on Saturday amid reports that deposed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu is under arrest by the army. There was convincing evidence that the death toll...
Tags: Death, Democracy, Hungary, Health, Bucharest (Romania)
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBEIJING -- Conflicting official news reports Wednesday and early today--some painting a rosy picture of the situation in Beijing, others stressing enforcement of martial law--marked an epic battle for control of China raging through the top leadership,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Profound political changes are under way in the Soviet Union as the country prepares this month for its first contested parliamentary elections since the earliest days of the Soviet state. A dramatic upsurge in political activism at the grass-...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBONN -- The Soviet Union, after decades of costly pursuit of superpower status, took a significant step this week toward reintegrating itself politically, economically and culturally with the European continent. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev,...
Tags: Diplomacy, Helmut Kohl, Europe, Japan, Russia
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPARIS -- With the same vigor and vision with which he has set about reforming the Soviet Union, President Mikhail S. Gorbachev is now embarked on reshaping Europe for the 21st Century. Gorbachev is offering ideas--a philosophy, even--rather than a preset...
William PfaffPARIS -- It is, I suppose, too discouraging to face the fact that in international affairs (and indeed in national affairs; but that is another subject) paradox and contradiction rule the world. Policymakers and politicians consistently get what they don'...
REYKJAVIK, Iceland - This is the only country that gives you a bath before they send you home. The Blue Lagoon, open year-round, rain or shine, envelops thousands of tourists from all over the world in its misty embrace. Many of them come in big...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, Travel, Russia, Culture, Architecture
For RedEyeCheckmate, Chicago. Thanks in part to the daughter of Russian immigrants, bar theme nights and the rise of nerd culture, chess is shedding its image as a game for old men in the park or geeky social outcasts. "I think already with this generation, we'...
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