NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department spokesperson quoted with regard to espionage accusations against diplomacy to Austria Felix Bloch; details given of FBI's investigation of allegations that Bloch spied for USSR . Austrian officials quoted with regard to their own investigation into matter.
5;37;30"USSR / COAL MINERS' STRIKE"
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Moscow, USSR : Tom Pettit) Thousands of Soviet coal miners reported returning to work after general secretary Mikhail Gorbachev promised salary increases and better benefits. [GORBACHEV - (thru translator) comments.] [Soviet specialists Ed HEWETT, Alex PRAVDA - disagree as to whether or not Gorbachev won this battle.] Possible repercussions of strike discussed. [People's DEPUTIES - (thru translator) comment on strike and ethnic problems.]
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