Wednesday, October 6, 1999

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  • German Corporations Discuss Compensation with Representatives of Former Slave Laborers

    After months of negotiations, representatives of former slave laborers and of the German corporations they were forced to work for during the Holocaust will begin a two-day conference today at the State Department to resolve the question of how to compensate as many as 2.4 million survivors.

  • Senate Is Set to Shelve Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    Four decades after President Eisenhower proposed a global prohibition on nuclear testing, both Democrats and Republicans acknowledged this week that there is not enough support in the US Senate for the ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, a landmark agreement that would impose a worldwide ban on underground nuclear testing.

  • Pentagon Promises Investigation Into Massacre of South Koreans During Korean War

    Today we go to part two of our discussion on the recently revealed massacre by American GI’s of around 300 South Korean refugees during the early days of the Korean War. Last week, the Pentagon and the government of South Korea promised to investigate the No Gun Ri massacre during the Korean war, in which US troops opened fire on a group of South Koreans that included women, children and old men.

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