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Pakistani, US leaders aim to bolster troubled ties

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister and US President Barack Obama, meeting for the first time Wednesday, are trying to build on a slow improvement in ties that hit rock bottom two years ago, in part over the US raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Tempers have calmed since then, but there remain sore points between the two allies, particularly US drone strikes and alleged Pakistani support for the Afghan Taliban.

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