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Rice to seek to bolster Abbas in Ramallah talks

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on a fresh Middle East peace drive, will seek to bolster President Mahmoud Abbas when she holds talks with the moderate Palestinian leader on Sunday. The United States is trying to boost Abbas in his showdown with the ruling Hamas Islamists, a group Washington labels a terrorist entity. The United States plans to pour $86 million into helping train and equip Abbas’s presidential guard. Full Story

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