Friday, December 12, 1997

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  • Congo and Africa

    US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright is in the Democratic Republic ofCongo today, the latest stop on her one week, seven-nation African tour.

  • South Korea and the Economy

    The financial and economic crisis hitting Asia is beginning to ripplethrough to the United States. The New York Stock Exchange suffered a bigloss yesterday and company after company are reporting lower profitsbecause of the financial problems throughout East Asia.

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