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Iraqi leaders start coalition talks

Top Iraqi leaders said they started official talks on Saturday to try to form a political coalition to support the government and bridge the country’s ethnic and sectarian divide. The talks among the two Kurdish parties in the government, the powerful Shi’ite Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), and the biggest Sunni bloc in parliament, the Islamic Party, follow efforts by U.S. President George W. Bush to take a more active role to curb the sectarian violence. Full Story

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