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JAPAN, US PLAN TALKS

ON SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGYA high-level Japan-U.S. committee on science and technology will meet in Washington May 4 to discuss ways to promote large-scale bilateral projects, government officials said.

The meeting will be attended by Tomoji Oshima, director general of Japan's Science and Technology agency, and Allan Bromley, U.S. presidential aide in charge of science and technology, the officials added Friday.

Among major topics at the meeting will be the U.S. superconducting supercollider project as well as international cooperation on global environmental issues.

US, SOVIET UNION

TO RESUME TRADE TALKS

WASHINGTON - U.S. and Soviet aides will resume negotiations April 24-26 in Paris on a broad trade treaty designed to normalize economic relations between the two powers, a spokeswoman for U.S. Trade Representative Carla

Hills said.

Negotiators on both sides want the agreement ready for President Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to sign at a summit set for May 30-June 3.

In addition to the prospects for greater trade, the Soviets are hoping a trade treaty will pave the way for the US to grant most- favored-nation trade status to Soviet goods exported here.

AT&T TO BEGIN SERVICE

TO ALBANIA IN MAY

WASHINGTON - American Telephone & Telegraph Co. will begin its first phone service from the United States to Albania next month.

The Albanian link will leave Vietnam, Cambodia and North Korea as the only major nations without telephone service with the United States, Herb Linnen, AT&T spokesman said. He said operator-assisted calls from the United States to Albania will be put through starting sometime in May and direct-dial service will begin in the fall.