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Kerry Meets Uzbek President, Central Asian Leaders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Sunday with Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov, a rare high-level U.S. encounter with the autocratic ruler and frequent target of human rights criticism. The two held talks in the ancient Silk Road city of Samarkand on the fringes of a diplomatic gathering of his five central Asian counterparts aimed at reassuring them of Washington's continued engagement in a region seen as exposed to militant Islam. "Kerry and Karimov discussed...

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