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Afghan president calls for talks on U.S. ties

President Hamid Karzai has summoned hundreds of representatives from across Afghanistan for talks that will include the sensitive issue of a strategic partnership with the United States, a presidential official said on Thursday. The gathering is scheduled for Sunday and members of the Loya Jirga, or traditional grand council, that endorsed a new constitution in January 2004, have been invited. Full Story

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