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Russia says Afghanistan talks postponed

MOSCOW: Russia said on Monday that international peace talks on Afghanistan have been postponed following a phone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani. Moscow had been preparing to host peace talks on September 4 and had invited Taliban representatives to participate. The Russian foreign ministry said that Ghani had "in principle" supported the idea of such a meeting but said Afghanistan needed more time to develop a "consolidated" position including ongoing changes in the…