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Philippine military chief wants talks with rebels

The Philippines’ military chief on Monday suggested reviving peace negotiations with Maoist-led guerrillas as a step to end political violence in one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. But General Hermogenes Esperon, who a year ago promised to crush the “communist terrorists the soonest”, wanted the rebels to agree first to a three-year ceasefire before talks could resume in Norway. Full Story

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