A Republican administration is reeling. Washington is rife with rumors of power abused and laws broken. The President orders an investigation, and two of his aides are forced out of their jobs. Yet the talk persists that those men are mere scapegoats, that the scandal reaches far above them, raising the most urgent and unsettling questions of all: what did the President know and when did he know it?By BOB LEVIN11 min
Barely two weeks ago the talk on the streets of Manila was that Philippine President Corazon Aquino was losing control. Then, last week, after standing by quietly for days while rumors of an impending coup swirled around her, Aquino moved swiftly to assert her authority.
Even before the result was known, the champagne was on ice. So confident was John Turner that delegates to the Liberal party’s national convention would vote over-whelmingly to keep him as their leader that a bubbly celebration had been planned for Stornoway, the opposition leader’s official residence in Ottawa.By PAUL GESSELL9 min
After 22 years at a Chrysler Canada plant in Windsor, Ont., 39-year-old Michael St. Croix, a former assembly-line worker, was promoted to an inspection job on the loading dock. It meant an end to the repetition and monotony of the line in favor of a higher-paying position with more responsibility, checking parts as they arrived at the plant.
The audience consisted of royalty, heads of state, government ministers—and about 300 million television viewers around the world. While Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson signed the register at London’s Westminster Abbey during their wedding last July, the clear voice of American soprano Arleen Auger filled the vaulted cathedral.By DAVID LASKER5 min
Public statues are fair game for both pigeons and critics. But to Russian painter Leonid Lamm, the Moscow statue of the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky was a particular affront: a bronze, in the worst neoclassical, socialist realist tradition, of a revolutionary avant-garde poet.By GEOFFREY JAMES5 min
As a licensed family day care provider for the past 14 years, I resent the biased, distorted view that you give of day care in your Nov. 10 cover story, “Parents, jobs and children.” For every horror story you tell about day care, I can tell one about irresponsible parents who have tried to exploit me.
Two weeks ago in London, England, I made an appointment with a doctor for an AIDS test. My husband had been involved in a serious car accident several years ago that had necessitated blood transfusions, and we were both concerned with the statistically remote chance that he might have been given contaminated blood.By Barbara Amiel5 min
As South Korea’s most popular opposition leader, Kim Dae-jung has endured kidnapping, attempted murder and repeated imprisonment in his political career. After challenging military strong-man Park Chun-hee in a 1971 election, Kim served a three-year prison term for allegedly violating election laws.
The five young men filed into the room looking slightly apprehensive. Wearing open-necked pastel shirts, casual pants and new sneakers, they smiled gamely for photographers as they positioned themselves in front of a large Canadian flag hastily unfurled by cheering onlookers.By ANN FINLAYSON4 min
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