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Abbas: Hamas talks have hit a ‘dead end’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signaled he is giving up on forming a moderate government to replace the one headed by the militant Islamic Hamas, a decision that could lead to violence or new elections — or both. Speaking Thursday with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at his side, Abbas said months of negotiations with Hamas, aimed at forming a unity government that would lead the West to lift a painful aid cutoff, were at a “dead end.” Full Story

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