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Trudeau awaits fallout from disarmament flurry

Canadian leader Pierre Trudeau has given himself ''a couple of months'' to decide whether or not his disarmament campaign is working. The forthcoming NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels is the next crucial step, he believes, and he says he will be ready to fly to Moscow and Washington for talks with the superpowers after the middle of December.

Mr. Trudeau, eager to rebuild bridges between East and West and tone down the superpowers' angry rhetoric, has in the last month flown to six West European capitals, Japan, China, and the Commonwealth summit in New Delhi to push for more dialogue.

He has called for a conference of the five nuclear powers, a ban on ''star wars'' - antisatellite systems - and a boost to the Vienna talks on cutting conventional forces.

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