February 1, 1998 in Nation/World

Milestones

 

Ten years ago: Denying any wrongdoing, Attorney General Edwin Meese III said he didn’t recall part of a memo about a proposed Iraqi pipeline project that referred to a plan to bribe Israeli officials.

Five years ago: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin announced that his country would repatriate about 100 Palestinians deported to Lebanon, an offer rejected by the deportees.

One year ago: Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori promised to open “preliminary dialogue” with rebels holding 72 hostages in Lima, but again rejected their demand to release jailed comrades. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Herb Caen died in San Francisco at age 80.


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