FRANCE TO CUT NUCLEAR TESTS

France will cut back its nuclear test program in a move to limit rising defense costs, Premier Michel Rocard told a parliamentary committee. In a written statement released Tuesday, Mr. Rocard told the National Assembly's Defense Committee of the reduction plan, but no details were given. France conducts nuclear tests at its Pacific center at Mururoa Atoll.

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