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U.N. gives South Sudan month to reach truce or face sanctions after U.S.-backed resolution squeaks by

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday gave South Sudan’s warring sides a month to reach a peace deal or face possible sanctions. A resolution drafted by the United States narrowly won backing in the 15-member council, picking up nine votes. Six countries abstained, including Russia, China and Ethiopia, a key player in regional peace efforts. The resolution requires U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to report by June 30 on whether a cease-fire agreed in December — the latest in a…

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