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Paris Attacks Drive World Powers’ Push for Syria Cease-fire

World powers meeting in Vienna to discuss Syria’s political future on Saturday are pressing for a cease-fire in the Middle East conflict by January 1, to be followed by a political transition and subsequent elections. The Islamic State group's attacks late Friday in Paris, which left scores of people dead or wounded, added urgency to this latest round of talks. "Our resolve to eliminate this scourge ... only grows stronger in the wake of this brutality," U.S. Secretary of...

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