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Talks fail to break deadlock in Egyptian crisis

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Talks fail to break deadlock in Egyptian crisis

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Two weeks into their protest, Egyptians demanding regime change are staying put in Tahrir Square.

High spirits may be harder to find with each passing day of deadlock but demonstrators insist they are going nowhere until President Hosni Mubarak quits.

His new cabinet was holding its first full meeting today since a reshuffle aimed at appeasing the protest movement.

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But this and talks between Vice President Omar Suleiman and groups including the banned Muslim Brotherhood have not defused the crisis. Opposition figures reported little progress.

Daily life in Cairo has partially resumed. Banks reopened on Sunday. But Egypt’s power struggle is far from over.