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Afghan peace negotiations, broken off last August, will resume May 5 in Geneva, U.N. Undersecretary General Diego Cordovez announced. The key issue, a timetable for the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, will be back on the table for discussion by Pakistani and Afghan delegations. However, the Pakistanis said the resumed talks will still be conducted as "proximity talks," as they have been for the past five years, in which the U.N. mediator meets separately with the two sides.

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