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Rebel leader receptive to East Timor talks

An East Timor rebel leader said Wednesday that he was open to further talks on ending the troubled country’s wave of violence, but made clear that any solution should not include a role for the embattled prime minister. “We are trying to set up a good mechanism to conduct a dialogue in the near future,” said Alfredo Reinado, a former military police commander who met Tuesday with Defense Minister Jose Ramos-Horta, a Nobel peace laureate appointed last week in a bid to ease tensions. Full Story

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