News Digest July 4-10


G-7 Summit

At the Tokyo meeting of the leaders of the seven major industrial democracies, Bill Clinton acted the parts of statesman and campaigner in equal measure. While the Japanese indulged a fascination with his wife Hillary, Clinton courted a younger generation of Japanese politicians. In public appearances he urged the Japanese to open their markets -- a tactic that helped him cast the summit for his public back home as one more part of his jobs program. The meeting started on a promising and surprising note: an agreement in principle by trade ministers to cut anti-import tariffs on hundreds...

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