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Milestones

Ten years ago: The Sandinista government of Nicaragua and U.S.-backed Contra rebels began three days of talks.

Five years ago: Voters in France handed the Socialist government a devastating defeat in first-round parliamentary elections.

One year ago: President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin ended their summit in Helsinki, Finland, still deadlocked over NATO expansion, yet agreeing to slash nuclear weapons.



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