Nation: Misery Loves Company

The leaders of the alliance meet to discuss the energy shortage ...

Oil production has dropped below expectations...

The price of gasoline has doubled and may soar higher ...

These may sound like Western news reports, but, in fact, they all described events in the Communist world last week. While President Carter met with leaders of six other industrial nations in Tokyo, the Soviet Union's Premier Aleksei Kosygin was conferring with the leaders of the ten nations in the Soviet-led Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (COMECON). The chief problem: Soviet oil production, the largest in...

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