In Central Asia, Kerry talks to autocratic cast of nations

Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov, left, looks on while Uzbek President Islam Karimov, center, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, shake hands at Samarkand Airport in Samarkand, Uzbekistan Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool Photo via AP)SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with some of the world’s most repressive governments Sunday, hoping to deepen America’s economic and security ties in Central Asia despite the often poor respect for human rights across the strategic region.

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