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Kerry seeks new Mideast peace talks

TURKEY

Kerry seeks new Mideast peace talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Turkey early today on the first leg of a 10-day trip to Europe and Asia that will also seek to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Kerry is also expected to encourage Turkish leaders to continue improving ties with Israel. He will fly from Turkey to Jerusalem for meetings with the leaders of both Israel and the Palestinians. Though expectations are low, his diplomacy represents some of the Obama administration's most sustained efforts for a Mideast peace agreement.

Lake Forest, Calif.

Rick Warren's son commits suicide

The 27-year-old son of popular evangelical pastor Rick Warren has committed suicide at his Southern California home, Warren's church said in a statement on Saturday. Matthew Warren struggled with mental illness, deep depression and suicidal thoughts throughout his life. Saddleback Valley Community Church spokeswoman Kristin Cole said he died Friday night.

Syria

Military airstrike kills 15 in Aleppo

A Syrian government airstrike on a heavily contested neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday killed at least 15 people, including nine children, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raid hit the Sheikh Maqsoud neighborhood, which rebels seized parts of last weekend after days of heavy fighting.

Sweden

Ikea reports pork in moose lasagna

Ikea says it has withdrawn 17,000 portions of moose lasagna from its home furnishings stores in Europe after traces of pork were found in a batch tested in Belgium. Ikea spokeswoman Tina Kardum said the product had been on sale for a month when it was pulled March 22. Ikea has previously recalled meatballs and other meat products sold in its cafeterias and frozen foods sections after tests showed they contained traces of horse meat.

Associated Press

Kerry seeks new Mideast peace talks 04/06/13 [Last modified: Saturday, April 6, 2013 10:02pm]
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