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U.S., Russia stalemate threatens Syria talks

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ace is still a long way off in Syria.
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ese guns are trained on Islamic state positions near Aleppo.
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t in the eyes of the international community there is a much greater barrier to overcome between government forces and the various rebel factions. Vienna will host the latest attempt to end the conflict.
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US Secretary of State John Kerry laying the groundwork with his Jordanian counterpart yesterday, ahead of the 17 nation summit. He said, he wants to strengthen the secession of hostilities that was agreed three months ago. But European diplomats are reportedly skeptical of any progress. The on going fighting, laying bare the same old diplomatic divide.
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e US says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must go, Russia wants him to stay. Sources telling Reuters that there is little hope of compromise.
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vealing a growing frustration at Washington's inability to convince Moscow to budge. The five year conflict has claimed for than a quarter of a million lives so far, there's little hope it'll end soon.