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Milestones

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 3, 1997

Ten years ago: Four days before his summit with Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to sign a treaty banning intermediate-range nuclear missiles, President Reagan said there was a reasonable chance of progress toward a treaty on long-range weapons.

Five years ago: The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a U.S.led military mission to help starving Somalia.

One year ago: Four people were killed in a subway bombing in southern Paris. The Justice Department barred 16 Japanese army veterans suspected of World War II atrocities from entering the United States. A judge in Hawaii ruled that the state had to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, prompting an appeal.


 
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