NEW TRADE STRATEGY FOR US President Clinton was expected yesterday to unveil a National Export Strategy aimed at raising United States exports of goods and services from $628 billion a year in 1992 to $1 trillion by the end of the decade, and creating 6 million new jobs. The strategy is expected to attempt a paring of licensing rules once meant to stop the spread of technology to the former Soviet Union and other communist countries but is now blamed for unnecessarily crimping sales and job growth at American computer and telecommunications companies, Commerce Secretary Ronald Brown told reporters. Crackdown on Khmer Rouge

King Norodom Sihanouk warned yesterday that the Cambodian government would seize territory held by the Khmer Rouge if the guerrilla group failed to surrender the land peacefully. He noted that the guerrilla group, which controls about 20 percent of Cambodia with about 10,000 hard-core fighters, in recent months had lost about 2,000 guerrillas who defected to the new government. He said the Khmer Rouge had been ``abandoned by the people.'' House votes on Somalia

The House on Tuesday approved overwhelmingly a non-binding resolution identical to one approved by the Senate pressuring President Clinton to seek its approval by Nov. 15 for keeping US troops in Somalia. The resolution urges Clinton to tell Congress his goals in Somalia and how long he expects US troops to stay.

Meanwhile, Somali gunmen blasted United Nations compounds with rocket-propelled grenades and mortar bombs Tuesday night, wounding two US soldiers and a Norwegian, a UN spokesman said yesterday. Georgian soldiers fled

Georgian soldiers who fled the strategic high ground in the Abkhazian capital of Sukhumi without a shot being fired were the major reason the city fell to separatists, Col. Soso Margishvili told reporters yesterday. Abkhazian forces captured Sukhumi on Monday, capping 13 months of conflict for control of the lush region on the Black Sea coast.

He said 5,000 armed Georgians still had control of Sukhumi airport and that several thousand reinforcements camped across the nearby Kodori River were attempting to join them. New York Post struggles

The New York Post was absent from newsstands for a second straight day yesterday. Monday's walkout by editorial, advertising, and clerical workers closed the paper after drivers, pressmen, and other crafts union members refused to cross picket lines.

The Newspaper Guild, the Post's largest union, struck over owner Rupert Murdoch's demand for a four-month period in which he could fire whomever he wanted, regardless of seniority.

Mr. Murdoch's News America Publishing notified the bankruptcy court on Tuesday that it was through with the Post. The move could spell the end for the 192-year-old newspaper, the nation's oldest continuously published daily. Discharge petitions

The House, bowing to conservative members, voted Tuesday for a rules change that will loosen the grip of the House leadership and committee chairmen on the legislative agenda.

After whipping up radio audiences for months, Rep. James Inhofe (R) of Oklahoma, won a 384-40 vote on his measure to identify publicly signers of discharge petitions, which are used to force bills out of committee, usually over objections of chairmen. Signers' names are now kept secret at the start of the process. EC to lift sanctions

European Community foreign ministers will formally agree next Monday to remove existing economic sanctions against South Africa.

The EC move follows an appeal last Friday by African National Congress President Nelson Mandela, in a UN speech, for the lifting of all economic sanctions imposed because of Pretoria's apartheid policies.

``It leaves in place the arms embargo, and oil and nuclear contacts, because those are not specifically EC sanctions,'' British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd said Tuesday.

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