Libya talks resume, U.N. plays down absence of a major player

January 26, 2015 1:12 PM

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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations opened a second round of political talks over Libya in Geneva on Monday and played down the absence of a key faction, saying only the site of the talks was a point of contention.

Four years after Muammar Gaddafi's fall, Libya has two rival governments -- one internationally recognized and the other set up by a faction that has taken over Tripoli -- who are locked in a conflict Western powers fear will slide into civil war.

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