In Kabul, Kerry tackles election crisis

Posted: July 12, 2014 at 2:57 a.m.

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, left, shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the start of a meeting at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Friday, July 11, 2014. Kerry sought Friday to broker a deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month's runoff election risked spiraling out of control. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a series of meetings in Kabul on Friday in hopes of finding a way to resolve a presidential election crisis that has threatened to split the Afghan government and prompted Western officials to warn that Afghanistan risked losing billions of dollars in aid.

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