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Kin­shasa/ The Con­sti­tu­tional Court in Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic of Congo said on Monday it ap­proved a pe­ti­tion by the elec­toral com­mis­sion to delay a pres­i­den­tial elec­tion set for Novem­ber, al­low­ing Pres­i­dent Joseph Ka­bila to re­main in of­fice un­til April 2018. Ber­lin/ Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel and French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande will speak with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin about the sit­u­a­tion in Syria dur­ing a meet­ing in Ber­lin today, a Ger­man govern­ment source said yes­ter­day. Islamabad/ The Tal­iban and the Afghan govern­ment restarted se­cret peace talks in Septem­ber and have held two rounds of dis­cus­sions in Qatar, Bri­tain’s Guardian news­pa­per re­ported yes­ter­day. Cit­ing a Tal­iban of­fi­cial, the the news­pa­per said a se­nior Amer­i­can diplo­mat was present at the meet­ings in Qatar, where the mil­i­tant group has a diplo­matic of­fice.

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