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The World

President Francois Mitterrand will visit France’s nuclear testing site at the Pacific atoll of Mururoa on Friday for a meeting of the newly created Coordination Committee for the South Pacific, a spokesman said. French interests in the South Pacific are under challenge because of regional opposition to France’s nuclear testing, its colonial grip on violence-torn New Caledonia and the recent bombing of the anti-nuclear Greenpeace ship in New Zealand. French agents have been accused of involvement in the ship’s sinking. The new committee includes French diplomats and civil and military authorities.


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