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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEAST BERLIN -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev told East Germans on Friday that there is "no need for panic," and he urged them to "be patient . . . and don't be sad." The visiting Soviet president made these impromptu remarks as he greeted...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Soviet citizens voted Sunday in a nationwide election that marked a dramatic break with the past by giving most voters, for the first time in their lives, a choice at the ballot box. Election Day 1989--marked by red flags flying from buses...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBONN -- Embattled East German leader Erich Honecker resigned Wednesday under increasing pressure and was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a Politburo member regarded as a hard-liner, who indicated he will chart a new course. Honecker, 77, has been ailing since a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPRAGUE, Czechoslovakia -- Prime Minister Ladislav Adamec announced Tuesday that Czechoslovak citizens will no longer need exit permits to travel to Western countries, a move that signaled the first significant reverberations here from East Germany's...
I was in my 40s, living in Paris, when I tried my hand at writing a novel. For a long time I figured that one day the most important of reportorial assets, my legs, would go, and I'd have to find work I could do without leaving the house--preeferably a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- The Soviet Union, which built an empire of Communist satellite states in Eastern Europe with zeal and determination over four decades, now seems to be watching its breakup with surprising equanimity--and even approval--as one ally after...
Tags: Heads of State, Europe, Entertainment, NATO, Willy Brandt
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- In a protest vote that will echo across the Soviet Union, senior Communist Party officials were defeated in Moscow, Leningrad, the Ukraine and the Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the country's first contested national...
Tags: Newspapers, Lithuania, Voting, Moscow (Russia), Baltic Region
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTRIPOLI, Libya -- As a busload of foreign journalists was being expelled from Libya the other day, it passed a small, straggling line of people shuffling into a stadium near the Aziziya barracks, where Libya's leader, Col. Moammar Kadafi, nearly lost...
Tags: Tripoli (Libya), Entertainment, Democracy, Terrorism, Chad
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBEIJING -- China teetered this morning on the edge of civil war, with troops presumed loyal to hard-line President Yang Shangkun in control of central Beijing but positioned defensively at strategic points in apparent anticipation of attack by rival...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHAVANA -- Cuban President Fidel Castro turned out a quarter of the population of Havana on Sunday to greet Mikhail S. Gorbachev on the Soviet leader's first visit to his largest Communist ally west of the crumbling Iron Curtain. With a warm embrace at...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLENINGRAD, Soviet Union -- Vera Mamina is a survivor of the 900-day Nazi siege of this city in World War II, and she has been an archivist at its Piskarevski wartime memorial cemetery for 20 years. But even she can't fully fathom the monument's hold...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- In a debate that is growing like a slowly gathering storm, President Bush and his critics have begun arguing seriously over what may be the most important foreign policy question of his Administration: What should the United States do to...
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