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For Kerry, a diplomatic triumph

In talks over tea, senator secures Karzai’s assent for Afghan runoff

Senator John F. Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spent five days in talks before reaching the runoff decision. Senator John F. Kerry and Afghan President Hamid Karzai spent five days in talks before reaching the runoff decision. (Paula Bronstein/ Getty Images)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / October 21, 2009

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WASHINGTON - What began as a routine fact-finding trip to Afghanistan last week turned into a high-profile diplomatic foray for Senator John F. Kerry, who unexpectedly plunged into five days of talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to resolve a political impasse over disputed elections that threatened to drag the country deeper into crisis. (Full article: 1171 words)

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