Eye on Islamic State, Western powers coax Libyans to accord

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By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - After a year of U.N. talks to end Libya's conflict, Western powers are coaxing the warring factions closer to a deal they hope can help stop the spread of Islamic State militancy in the North African country. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will co-chair a meeting of European, Middle Eastern and North African powers in Rome on Sunday to push the two camps to sign the U.N. proposal. Delegations from Libya's two rival governments have agreed to Dec. 16 as a date to sign, but opponents are resisting.