P305 Teletext 305 Dec26 20:20:10         ————————————————————————————  RUSSIA OFFERS CHECHNYA TALKS   Russia has pledged to press on with its military campaign to crush rebels in Chechnya but made a new effort to persuade them to lay down their arms. President Yeltsin and the Security Council have agreed to press for the continuation of talks, Tass said. Earlier, Mr Yeltsin stated troops could be withdrawn from around the capital Grozny to other areas in the republic. ——————————————————————————————————————— Headlines 300 Latest 302 APOLLO HOLIDAY CLUB SEE PAGE 277 Next page Headlines Regional Weather