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   Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 20, 1997, Tokyo, Japan                              PACIFIC STABS AND STRIPESTUESDAY, HAY 20,MOSCOW — French President Jac-ques Chirac stopped off to 3ee BorisYeltsin on the way home from China onSunday and paid tribute to his Russiancounterpart for reaching an agreement,with NATO.Both sides said the two leaders' brieftalks focused on last week's accord thatYeltsin is to sign in Paris pn May 27."This is a great victory for Russia, and,1 would say that this is a personal vic-tory of President Yeltsin," Chirac said atthe airport before departing for Paris.He called the NATO-Russia agreement-• historic.^ , . • .•",'.. .*'...'• ;,;'x '•.'. •' *.,: 'Talks took place at Novo-Ogarevo, oneof Yeltsin's (private residences outsidethe capital.The Kremlin issued a brief statementsaying the meeting took place in "a spir-it of sincerity and mutual understand-ing" and focused on the NATO agree-ment and bljateralissues.* Falestmian leader, disappoint-ed'with U.S. envoy Dennis Ross, ;' asks the' president to intervene.- • -'''"• " ' ' • --, ".:• - - " • 'The Associated Press wJERUSALEM •-- Yasser Arafat hasappealed to President Clinton to inter-vene personally to save Israeli-Palestin-ian peacemaking, a senior Palestiniannegotiator said Sunday.U.S. envoy Dennis Ross left the Mid-dle East on Friday with no prospects ofbreaking a two-month deadlock in peacetalks. Arafat wrote Clinton a letter ex-pressing hfs disappointment with Ross,negotiator Saeb Erekat said."Only your personal, official and im-mediate intervention will save the peaceprocess," Arafat wrote Clinton, accord-ing to an excerpt published in Israel'sYediot Ahro%)t newspaper Sunday.It was unclear how much Arafat want-ed Clinton to do, but the newspaper saidArafat asked the president to send Sec-retaryof State Madeleine Albright to theregion instead of JRoss.But the White House said Clinton iswilling to give Ross more time to getaifotiations started again."The president has the fullest confi-dence jjLvDennis Ross," spokeswomanMary plenGlynn said Sunday.Palestinians are angry that Ross didnot speak out against Israel's construc-tion of Jewish housing on disputed landin tie West iBank, Gaza and Jerusalem.The United States has condemned thehome-building in the past, but Palestin-ians say Ross has not pressured Israel tofreeze settlement construction. Until theconstruction is stopped, they refuse toresume negotiations with the Israelis.Israel Radio reported, Sunday that Is-rael intends to destroy hundreds of un-authorized Palestinian houses in theWest Bank — news that^further angeredPalestinians and could cause new vi-olence. . .'•; .•'•-.; . •.; / .,., ' ' ^: .; ..israel's mili|ary government in theWest Bank, Which has ceded control ofabout 30 percent of the area to Palestin-ians, often demolishes Palestinianhouses that lack permits. About 140houses were reportedly destroyed in He-bron in 1996.The Israel Radio report said as manyas 500 unauthorized homes were slatedfor destruction in the Hebron area, Pal-estinians say they are forced to buildillegally because Israett officials fail toissue enough permits to keep up withpopulation growth.ROME — Pope John Paul II celebrat-ed his 77th birthday Sunday, teiliiigwell-wishers gathered on a gaily deco-rated field m Rome that he was ap-proaching the "sunset" of his life.John Paul, who has been slowed byillness in recent years, appeared upbeatas he celebrated an open air Mass andreflected on his birth in Wadpwice, Po-land;on May 18,1920."These are historic moments, in thesense that each of us has a personal his-tory," he said. "This(personal history iswritten in the great history of salvation,which leads:'to, eternal life." '"After 77 years, I am-closer to thissunset," John Paul said. —Red, yellow and blue streamers fes-tooned the bell tower of the Saht Atana-sio Church and stretched to the sportsfield where the popespoke tothe crowd.The children of the parish greeted hiinwith a traditional birthday tune from hisnative Poland. "May you live a hundredyearsi" they sang. '"This means I have 23 more to go,"the pope replied. "Let's hope for the best— time flies." •:/.• - • • - .•  The Associated Press- £jCANNED France — In a ceremony|ull of surprises, the 50th Cannes FilmFestival awarded Golden Palms on .Sun-'day to inovies dealing'.'with suicide: "Un-agi" (The Eel) by Japanese director Sho-hei Imamura and "The Taste of Cherry"by Iran's Abbas Kiarostami.Sean Penn took best actor as a pas-sionate low-lifer in "She's So Lovely"and Kathy Burke best actress as a bat-tered wife in "Nil by Mouth," the direct-ing debut by actor Gary Oldman.Best director went to Wong Kar-waifrom Hong Kong for "Happy Together,"one of the few Asian films to addressfrankly the topic of homosexuality.Wong is especially inspired by French,New Wave filmtechniques.The prize for Kiarostami carried aparticular political charge. "The Taste ofCherry" was only added to the competi-tion at the ilth hour when Iran allowedthe movie to travel. The film deals withsuicide, considered a taboo subject inMuslim countries,The 70ryear>oid Imamura became thefourth director to win a second GoldenPalm, though he was not in Cannes toreceive the prize.Imamura won the film festival cir-Tbe Associated PressIranian director Abbas Kiarostami, right, and Japanese actor Koji Yakusho, acceptingfor Shohei Imamura, hold Golden Palm awards Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival.euit's most prestigious prize in 1983 for"The Ballad of Narayama." He joinsFrancis For4 Coppola^ We August andEniir Kusturica as a two-time GoldenPalmwiriner.Imamura's film also deals with sui-cide. It is the story \of a roan paroledfrom prison after killing his wife andwhose closest companion is his pet eel.His life changes when he saves a youngwoman from trying to commit suicide.But no movie this festival dominatedthe 12-day jamboree the way that "Se-crets and Lies," "Fargo," and "Breakingthe Waves" all did last year. And where-as the 1996 Cannes provided a pointer tothis spring's Academy Awards, it is diffi-cult to imagine the current winnerscropping up at next spring's Oscars.The Grand Prize, considered the run-ner-up, weait to Canadian fihnmakerAtom Egoyan for "The Sweet Hereaf-ter," a haunting study of a cbmmimitycoping with the aftermath of a disaster.  

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