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FRANCE APPROVES FARM TRADE DEAL France on June 8 ended its resistance to a transatlantic oil-seeds deal that aims to end a long and bitter farm trade dispute between the United States and the European Community. The decision marks a turnaround for the French government, which had threathened to veto the accord reached by EC and US negotiators last November. France retained its opposition to a wider transatlantic farm deal that it judged prejudicial to European farmers. Militant French farmers have pressured the government to reject the oi l-seeds deal. The approval of the accord allows the EC to avoid threathened US sanctions that would have taken effect June 30 on close to $2 billion worth of European wine, cognac, and dairy products. Kuwait ends boycott

Kuwait said June 8 it has ended its participation in an Arab boycott of Israel that blacklisted foreign companies dealing with the Jewish state. But Kuwait is still committed to an economic embargo that prohibits the Arabs from establishing direct financial or commercial links with Israel. Liberian massacre

The death toll in the June 6 Liberian massacre at the world's biggest rubber plantation has risen to at least 350, with some 700 reported wounded. Earlier reports had put the death toll at 300 in the worst atrocity in the nation's civil war. Many survivors blamed Charles Taylor's National Patriotic Front of Liberia rebels, but Mr. Taylor denied that his men were responsible. Economic plan

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The White House agreed in a meeting with Senate Democratic leaders June 7 to accept more spending cuts and to scale back the proposed energy tax in an effort to breathe new life into President Clinton's economic program so that it would pass the Senate. Congressional leaders planned on June 8 to further explore the possibility of a compromise. Chinese immigrants

Federal officials in Santa Ana, Calif., June 8 were holding 26 illegal Chinese immigrants who were abandoned Sunday in a parking lot by a smuggler. The immigrants had come by ship from China to Mexico, from where they crossed the US border some four days earlier. Meanwhile, in the New York City incident in which a ship ran aground and eight Chinese immigrants died, a mutiny occurred near the voyage's end. The man hired to watch over nearly 300 Chinese being smuggled overpowered the captain and locked him

below deck. The captain, 10 crew members, and the smuggler's alleged contact were charged June 7 with conspiring to smuggle aliens. Egypt bomb

A bomb dropped from an overpass exploded in traffic on the road leading to the Giza Pyramids on June 8, killing an Egyptian and injuring 14, including five British tourists. There was no claim of responsibility. More than 150 people, mostly extremists and police, have died in violence related to the extremists' anti-government campaign since January 1992. Khmer Rouge

The Khmer Rouge vowed June 8 to wage war if Hun Sen's Phnom Penh government refused to give up power to the opposition party FUNCINPEC that won Cambodia's elections. The guerrilla group hinted in a news conference that it would support FUNCINPEC but was careful not to directly endorse the election results. The Khmer Rouge boycotted the voting. French killing

Rene Bousquet, accused of deporting Jews while head of the national police in Nazi-occupied France during World War II, was killed in his Paris apartment June 8. He had been charged with crimes against humanity. The case had not been brought to trial, but a ruling was expected within days that could have cleared the way for prosecution. Police said a man calling himself Christian Didier claimed to be the killer. He was arrested, but police gave no indication whether his claim was credible. Mr. Didier ser ved time in prison for trying to kill Gestapo officer Klaus Barbie, then was jailed again while facing war crimes.

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