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Thu., Oct. 7, 2010, 2:54 p.m.

Kyrgz politician hints at hiking rent for U.S. air base

One of the political coalitions vying for control of Kyrgyzstan might hike U.S. rent to $100 million a year for continued use of Manas Transit Center, which serves as a major NATO supply hub into Afghanistan. The potential rent hike was discussed by one of the coalition's leaders during an interview with The Associated Press in advance of Sunday's nationwide vote in Kyrgyzstan.

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