World Leaders Pledge to Fight Terrorism

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LYON, France: Despite coming to the table with disparate economic and political agendas, the Group of Seven nations quickly agreed to band together to fight terrorism on the opening night of its annual economic summit. Specific measures announced by the representatives from the U.S., France, Britain, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada included helping law enforcement authorities to work together by sharing explosive-detection technology across barriers. President Clinton is expected to present more specific proposals in his 40-point plan on Friday. In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto earlier Thursday, Clinton and Hashimoto agreed to resolve trade disputes involving the opening of Japanese markets to U.S. semiconductor manufacturers and insurance providers by the end of July. Other items to be covered at the meeting include a push by the U.S. to remove U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali by the end of the year and European nations' concern over proposed U.S. sanctions on companies doing business with Cuba. -->