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Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday denounced the suspension of peace talks between the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the M23 rebels, saying the insurgents were “deliberately delaying” the process.

“The United States regrets that further progress was not made… in reaching an agreement over the weekend in Kampala,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told AFP, adding the U.S. was “concerned that the M23 is deliberately delaying the process and not negotiating in good faith.”

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A federal district judge in New York ruled Monday that the U.S. Postal Service has to treat election mail as a priority, another loss for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in the courts. The judge, Victor Marrero, also ordered that overtime and extra deliveries had to be permitted by the USPS as election mail demands. This came in a suit brought by several candidates for office and New York voters against Donald Trump and DeJoy.

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