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Senior U.S. diplomat leaves Sudan

Sudan’s president on Monday declined to meet a senior U.S. diplomat visiting the country to press him to approve the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers in war-torn Darfur. The apparent snub came as the U.N. Security Council began discussions on a draft resolution that calls for the transferring of peacekeeping from the financially strapped African Union troops, whose mandate in the region ends Sept. 30, to a much larger and better equipped U.N. force. The draft resolution is co-authored by the U.S. and Britain. Full Story

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