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US and Russia fail to reach Syria deal

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>> We don't wanna have a deal for the sake of a deal.>> Nearly ten hours of talks, but still no agreement on Syria. The U.S. and Russia wrangling over how to restore a nationwide ceasefire, and ultimately end the civil war. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have been locked in negotiations in Geneva.
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They insist a deal is close, but are short on details.>> In the next days, our experts will be meeting here in Geneva to conclude the few remaining technical issues.>> However, Reuters Christian Lowe sees one big obstacle that stands in the way.>> Russia is waiting until the next U.S. President arrives.
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They view the Obama administration as a lame duck administration. They don't believe, really, that any lasting deal could be made with this administration.>> The talks come as Syrian rebels effectively surrendered the Damascus suburb of Darayya after a grueling four year siege. The government retaking the town in exchange for letting residents flee to another rebel held city.
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The deal highlighting more differences between the U.S. and Russia, Kerry saying it was a breach by the Syrian regime. Lavrov calling it an example to be repeated.