U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, listens to Afghanistan's Presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah, during a meeting at U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan August 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened a second day of talks Friday in Afghanistan aimed at preventing the fragile country from collapsing into political chaos after disputed elections.Kerry paid a courtesy call on Afghan President Hamid Karzai and met later with the two men -- former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai -- locked in a bitter dispute over who will succeed Karzai.Kerry saw the feuding candidates separately and U.S. officials said he would later bring them together for three-way talks.Kerry is on a previously unannounced visit to Kabul to urge the candidates to accept the results of an ongoing audit of all ballots from the June election and form a national unity government by early September when NATO leaders will meet in Wales to consider their options in Afghanistan.Kerry arrived in Kabul just two days after U.S. Maj.
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