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Vol. 136, No. 27 DECEMBER 24, 1990


WORLD: A country in exile, Kuwait plans to build a new and different nation

Can the country change after liberation? Is it worth dying for? -- The allies seem to shrink from paying their share of gulf costs. -- Democracy knocks in Eastern Europe, but is anyone home?


BUSINESS: King Arnold has a hammerlock on box offices around the world

From Melbourne to Milan, Buenos Aires to Bombay, the world is into U.S. movies, TV and songs.


NATION: Food and cash for the needy Soviets

As Moscow faces a winter of shortages, politics and pity propel U.S. aid...

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