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Bush / Europe Visit / France, Russia #729850

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 01, 2003
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(France: Terry Moran) President Bush's European trip introduced.

(Paris: John Cochran) Bush's fence mending with European allies over the war with Iraq featured; scenes shown of Bush with French President Jacques Chirac & earlier with Russian President Vladimir Putin†. [In St. Petersburg, BUSH - says friends can disagree; states we discovered a weapons system that Iraq denied having; notes Russia & the US have mutual concerns about Iran's nuclear program.] The European assessment that Bush prefers acting alone noted. [France 3 TV Christian MALAR†- says Europe feels excluded in "strategy things."]

(France: Terry Moran) The tight security in Evian, France, to contain protests against the G-8 summit noted.

(London: Mike Lee) Clashes between French police & anti-globalization protesters featured; scenes shown of smoke, confrontations, chanting & marches. [PROTESTER - opposes war & privatization.]

(France: Terry Moran) The tension caused by the failure of US & British troops to fund weapons of mass destruction in Iraq noted; details given of the pressure on British Prime Minister Tony Blair†† at home.

(Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The call from two senators for an independent investigation into US intelligence about weapons of mass destruction & for Bush to appoint a special envoy to the Middle East examined. [Senators John McCAIN, John WARNER - says Congress is suited to investigate; comment on Middle East peace efforts.]

Moran, Terry;
Cochran, John;
Lee, Mike;
Stephanopoulos, George

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