France All for Love

Paris expels three Soviets

It may have been one of the juicier sex-and-spy scandals of recent times, but no one would have known it from the terse announcements of the French government. After the March 16 arrests of five Frenchmen and two women on vague charges of spying for a "foreign power," France last week ordered the expulsion of three Soviet diplomats. The stated reason: "activities unconnected with their mission and status."

The mystery only whetted the appetite of the leftist weekly Liberation. The spy ring, the paper reported, was run by the Soviet deputy air attache in Paris, Valery Konorev, who doubled as an...

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