THE NATIONS: Talkout

After ten weeks, 50 sessions, an estimated 3,000,000 words, the Foreign Ministers' deputies, meeting in Paris to write an agenda for a Big Four conference, had just about talked themselves out. Even Andrei Gromyko knew there was nothing more to say: one day last week, he spoke for exactly one minute. But still neither side dared make the first move to the door. The talk trickled on.

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