Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

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CLINTON ON LABOR: `MUSCLE-BOUND' President Clinton accused organized labor yesterday of resorting to "roughshod, muscle-bound tactics" to defeat the North American Free Trade Agreement. Mr. Clinton said on NBC's Meet the Press that opponents such as Ross Perot were making it tough to round up congressional votes for the treaty, which would create the world's largest free trade zone. His remarks on organized labor's opposition to NAFTA were striking for a Democratic president, and reflected the unusual political coalitions that have sprung up around the issue. Clinton expressed confidence that Vice President Al Gore Jr. would make a clear case for the treaty in his debate with Mr. Perot Tuesday night on Larry King's program on CNN. (White House: `No pain, no gain', Page 1.) Mideast peace on again

PLO leader Yasser Arafat said yesterday that talks on Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and Jericho would reconvene in Cairo soon in special four-man teams from both sides. The talks on Israel's withdrawal from the two areas, due to begin Dec. 13, were suspended last week when Palestinian negotiators walked out over differences on security arrangements. Swiss may try Libyans

Two Libyans suspected of bombing a Pan Am jet over Scotland in 1988 have agreed to stand trial in Switzerland, their Libyan lawyer said yesterday. Ibrahim Legwell said suspects Abdel Baset and Al Amin are proposing that they be tried "in a neutral country, more specifically Switzerland." The United States and Britain have been insisting that Libya hand over the two suspects for trial in Scotland or Washington. Table turns in Georgia

Georgian forces on Saturday marched into the final stronghold of rebels loyal to ousted President Zviad Gamsakhurdia, officials said. The rebels are trying to oust Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze. In five weeks of fighting, they had inflicted a series of humiliating defeats on government troops, but a week ago, after Russian troops came to guard railroads and other key facilities in the former Soviet republic, Mr. …

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