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Rice seeks wide Middle East truce to restart talks

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pushed Israelis and Palestinians on Thursday to broaden their fragile ceasefire as Arab nations urged her to press Israel to ease restrictions in the occupied West Bank. In a move likely to please Washington, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Rice he had reached a “dead end” in talks on forming a coalition with Hamas Islamists, whose control of the Palestinian Authority has dimmed hopes for peacemaking. Full Story

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