U.S., Germany Hold Talks on GATT: U.S. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor and German Foreign Minister Klaus Kinkel made no progress in discussions on world trade amid French warnings that transatlantic friction could scrap the entire accord. Under the so-called Blair House deal struck last November in Washington, Europe agreed to peel back farm subsidies. But French farmers have raised bitter objections to the deal, which Paris has taken to the highest levels of the European Community. France clouded the picture further by expressing doubts that the remaining stumbling blocks--which include farm exports, textiles and steel--could be resolved in time to clinch a far broader deal under GATT.
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