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Syrian Talks Begin in Geneva

Representatives from the Syrian government and the Western-backed opposition faced each other briefly Saturday in their first-ever joint meeting aimed at resolving nearly three years of civil war.Officials say the first session in Geneva lasted only about 30 minutes, with only U.N. mediator Lakdar Brahimi speaking. Another session was to be held in the afternoon with the two sides speaking only to Brahimi on humanitarian issues.Syria's government had threatened to walk out of peace...

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