NATIONAL SERVICE PLAN ANNOUNCED
President Clinton Saturday vowed to "work my heart out" to create new jobs, open college to more people, and overhaul health care, even as a Newsweek poll shows most Americans think he's trying to do too much. On Friday in New Orleans, Mr. Clinton had called for sweeping changes in the federal student-loan program and offered a national service plan that would attract participants by offering them up to $10,000 in college-tuition credits for two years of community service. His plan envisions 150,000 yout hs enrolled in the program by 1997. Deportees end protest
Palestinian deportees in southeast Lebanon trudged back to their tent camp in the rain yesterday, ending a week-long outdoor sit-in to protest resumption of Arab-Israeli peace talks in Washington. Abdul-Aziz Rantisi, spokesman for the nearly 400 exiles, said strong winds and heavy rains overnight made it impossible to continue the protest. The 396 exiles have been stranded between Israeli and Lebanese Army lines since Israel expelled them Dec. 17 in retaliation for the slaying of six Israeli troopers las t year. Chad admits killings
The Chadian government has admitted its secret service killed unarmed villagers in the south, confirming reports by human rights organizations of a massacre early this month. Over 100 people were slaughtered in the massacre April 5, human rights groups have said. In a television broadcast last week, transitional Prime Minister Fidel Moungar said agents of the Center for Research and Intelligence Coordination involved in the killings had been arrested and would be tried. Human rights organizations had bla med President Idriss Deby's Republican Guard for the killings. Clinton to S. Korea
President Clinton will visit Seoul in July for talks with President Kim Young Sam, South Korean news reports said yesterday.
Mr. Clinton was expected to visit Seoul July 9 for two days after attending the Group of Seven summit in Tokyo. Tension has grown on and around the Korean peninsula since March when North Korea announced it would rip up its copy of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty rather than allow inspection by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency of two suspected nuclear-weapons sites. (World response, Page 7.) Oliver Tambo buried
The funeral of Oliver Tambo, architect of the African National Congress's decades-long struggle against apartheid in South Africa, took place yesterday under the shadow of a new massacre of whites by black gunmen. Saturday night, three black gunmen attacked the Highgate Hotel in the port city of East London with AK-47 assault rifles, killing five whites and wounding six other whites and a black barman. The ANC has appealed to its followers to honor Tambo by preventing any repeat of violence that followed
the April 10 assassination of Communist Party leader Chris Hani by a white killer. Better security in tennis
Christian Bimes, the new president of the French Tennis Federation, said there will be a reinforcement of security for the players in the French Open, the Grand Slam tournament starting May 24, following the knife attack on Monica Seles at the Citizen Cup in Hamburg Friday. Ms. Seles has won the last three women's titles but is now expected to miss this year's tournament. She was stabbed once in the back. Kuwait-Moscow pact
Kuwait, stepping up defenses following the Gulf War, said yesterday it expected to sign a military pact with Russia. Defense Minister Sheikh Ali Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah said Saturday the Gulf emirate planned to dig a massive ditch to fortify its border with Iraq and might fill it with mines. The accord with Russia would be Kuwait's fourth concluded with a major military power since the 1991 war that ended Iraq's seven-month occupation.