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Cyprus reunification talks resume after 18-month freeze
Cyprus reunification talks resume after 18-month freeze

ATHENS -- Breaking an 18-month stalemate with the help of the United States, the leaders of Cyprus' divided Greek and Turkish enclaves resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reunifying the Mediterranean island and ending one of Europe's most enduring conflicts. The renewed negotiations follow months of high-level back-channel diplomacy by the U.S., including an intervention by Vice President Joe Biden over the weekend to nudge the island's rival leaders to accept a road map for the negotiations. On Tuesday, Lisa Buttenheim, the resident United Nations envoy on the island, read out details of that agreement, setting down the boundaries for the talks. "The leaders expressed...