Foreign News: Pressure at Berlin

When Nikita Khrushchev wants to be taken at full seriousness, he does not merely pop off at a diplomatic reception, he solemnly reads what he has to say.

Last week, before 15,000 people gathered for a Russian-Polish friendship rally in Moscow's new Sports Palace, Khrushchev opened up what is obviously Russia's winter offensive in foreign policy. In a first hasty reading, the world took him to mean a new hot time in Berlin. But his real goal was Germany itself.

Hot Time in Berlin. Reading slowly at lecture pace from a prepared text, .Premier Khrushchev announced: "The time has come when the powers...

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