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South African Mine Strike Talks Deadlocked

South Africa's government has pulled out of mediation efforts between major platinum producers and striking workers, saying the talks are deadlocked. Mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi abandoned his mediation role Monday after a deadline passed for the two sides to reach an agreement. About 70,000 workers at three of South Africa's largest platinum mines have been on strike for five months, demanding higher wages. The mines at Anglo American Platinum, Impala Platinum, and...

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