Nato summit: US-Pakistan rift widens over supply lines into Afghanistan

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A rift between the US and Pakistan appears to be widening at the Nato summit in Chicago -- a dangerous development that could undermine Barack Obama's hopes for an orderly withdrawal from Afghanistan. Zardari, in talks with the US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, made a series of demands, offering to reopen the supply routes only if the US was prepared to pay a higher charge for each vehicle using it, doubling the tariff from $250 to $500 per vehicle. Zardari also demanded a public apology for the drone killings.

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