Kerry: Progress made in peace talks

DEB RIECHMANN
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas inside Muqataa, the Palestinian Presidential compound in the West Bank town of Ramallah, on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Kerry, engaged in breakneck shuttle diplomacy to coax Israel and the Palestinians back into peace talks, drove to the West Bank on Sunday to have a third meeting in as many days with Abbas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Kerry says "real progress" has been made on Mideast talks but more work is needed.

Kerry told reporters on Sunday that there have been "positive discussions" and "very important discussions" toward peace between the Israelis and Palestinians during the past few days.

Kerry, who has been shuttling between meetings with leaders of both sides, spoke after a two-hour meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.