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All diplomacy contains ambiguity, and it is possible that there is less to the U-turn signalled yesterday by the US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, than appears at first sight. After all, what Ms Rice actually said was that the United States was prepared to join talks with Iran "if" - and that "if" might be all-important - Tehran suspends its uranium-enrichment programme. Given Tehran's intransigence hitherto on this very subject, we may be contemplating a clever way of appearing flexible, which is designed to achieve nothing at all.

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Watching other people's holiday videos is never the most rewarding pastime, and Ocean's Twelve (12A) is, at heart, a souvenir that George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and a crowd of other superstars brought back from their European vacation. Ocean's Eleven was hardly gritty, admittedly, but on some basic level it wanted us to believe that we were watching some crooks planning an elaborate heist. In the sequel, the crimes can't have taken much longer to write than they do to watch. We're treated to three different robberies in the closing reel, and none of them is more ingenious than someone grabbing a precious artefact while no one else is looking.

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