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    In France former United States President, Richard Nixon returned to public life in Europe when he arrived in Paris on Saturday (25 November) for a four-day private visit.

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    In France former United States President, Richard Nixon returned to public life in Europe when he arrived in Paris on Saturday (25 November) for a four-day private visit. The former President resigned over the Watergate scandal four years ago. His last trip abroad was in 1976 when he returned to China, a country whose relations with the United States improved spectacularly during Mr. Nixon's term of office.

    SYNOPSIS: Guards at the Charles de Gaulle airport made strict security checks prior to Mr. Nixon's arrival from New York on a scheduled Concorde flight. The former President is in Paris at the invitation of French television. On Tuesday (28 November) he is due to take part in a programme about his life and political career. At the Ritz Hotel, Mr. Nixon spoke to reporters about his visit.

    One visitor to the Ritz during Mr. Nixon's stay was his former White House Chief-of-Staff, General Haig, who is now Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe. The former President is keen to take up an advisory role on current affairs, and General Haig said Mr. Nixon seemed "very interested in international affairs -- particularly security".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6EN7UJVY6METJSGN6ZRJCIO9W
    Media URN:
    VLVA6EN7UJVY6METJSGN6ZRJCIO9W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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