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Kerry pushes for 'critical' talks over South Sudan
Kerry pushes for 'critical' talks over South Sudan

Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed South Sudan's president Friday to meet face-to-face with a longtime rival in talks he said were crucial to end fighting that has left thousands of people dead and displaced about a million others. Kerry flew into the South Sudan capital of Juba and sped to a meeting with President Salva Kiir, announcing afterward that Kiir had expressed willingness to take steps to end the violent conflict which has seen targeted ethnic killings. "I made it clear to him that he has to do everything in his power to end violence and also begin the process of national dialogue," Kerry told reporters in Juba, according to agency reports. Kerry said...

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