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The Political Scene

There were few fireworks at the multilateral talks on various regionalissues, although some sparks flew on the question of the Palestinians' right ofreturn before everyone appeared to decide that it was best to avoid this subjectfor the moment. Lebanon's new Prime Minister faces a daunting task.

Multilateral Talks Launched

The multilateral talks on regional issues havegot off to an uncontroversial start with meetings on arms control in Washingtonon...