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Nepal PM Ready for Peace Talks With Rebels

Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister said Saturday his government is ready to renew peace talks with communist rebels to end an eight-year insurgency in the Himalayan kingdom. “The government will show flexibility over talks with the rebels,” Sher Bahadur Deuba told journalists. “But they should come for talks with sincerity and commitment.” Resuming talks with the Maoist rebels, who have been waging a violent rebellion against royal rule and control much of the country’s interior, is one the major tasks facing Deuba. After months of street protests and political paralysis, Nepal’s King Gyanendra named Deuba to the country’s top political position last week, more than a year after he had removed him from the job accusing him of incompetence and of failing to end the Maoist insurgency. Full Story

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