Bush and Gorbachev Enjoy Private Lunch

HOUSTON — One-time world leaders George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev are renewing their friendship.

The former U.S. and Soviet presidents had a private lunch Thursday in Houston, joined by former Secretary of State James Baker, former first lady Barbara Bush and Gorbachev's daughter.

Gorbachev hugged Bush as he entered a Houston club and presented Bush and Baker with an autographed copy of a Russian-language book with Gorbachev's photo on the cover.

The former leaders first met in 1989 in Malta, shortly after the Berlin Wall fell.

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