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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe telephone line to Italy is lousy but Gore Vidal's razored tongue slices through the static like a rat snapping through a garbage bag. "The United States lives in a total bubble," the novelist and pundit declares from his home in Ravello. "No...
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...
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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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- In the decade after Chinese leader Deng Xiao-ping came to power in 1979, he broke down the isolation in which China found itself under Mao Tse-tung and set the world's most populous nation on a steady course of ever-growing involvement in...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBEIJING -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in Tian An Men Square on Sunday night and early this morning in a pro-democracy protest timed to coincide with today's arrival of Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev. About 30,000 student...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBEIJING -- Senior Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and Premier Li Peng, having marshaled overwhelming military superiority in the Beijing area, appeared this morning to have won a power struggle with Communist Party chief Zhao Ziyang and other reformist...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWASHINGTON -- At the time, Republican presidential contender Ronald Reagan called it "a shabby, needless blow." His intra-party rival, George Bush, branded it "an abject American retreat." And then-Sen. John Tower (R-Tex.) termed it "unconscionable."...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersBEIJING -- Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev arrived in Beijing today for the first Sino-Soviet summit in 30 years, ending the long and bitter conflict between the two great Communist powers. Gorbachev's four days of talks with Chinese leaders,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- A weeklong strike by Soviet coal miners demanding better supplies of food, safer working conditions, more housing and an environmental cleanup around their mines in western Siberia grew to about 100,000 workers on Sunday and threatened to turn...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMOSCOW -- Radical members of the Soviet Union's new national assembly, organizing the first formal opposition group within the country's political system in nearly 70 years, Saturday called on President Mikhail S. Gorbachev to undertake even bolder...
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