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break the deadlock

To bring to an end a stalemate, impasse, or standstill. The efforts of the United Nations have finally succeeded in breaking the deadlock between the warring countries. His late-game goal finally broke the deadlock and put his team in the lead.
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When told that the meeting between the dockworkers and the IOCs was deadlocked, jatto said, 'am not aware of that because what I know is that the strike has not taken a full effect on port operations but rather a skeletal area at the quay.
Key Control Deadlock Test: Ben Carpenter, Towne Properties
One of the best things lawyers can do for their LLC formation clients is to persuade them, if the facts warrant, that because of the risk of eventual deadlock, they shouldn't form their LLC.
The Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin leader announced the party's stance regarding the recent political upheavals in the country, warning that the persistent deadlocks and fall of the current regime will have a negative impact on the condition of the country.
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The deadlock is linked to ongoing regional competition being played out between Iran and Saudi Arabia, who back opposing sides in the race.
Basement dwellers Blackpool came from behind to draw 1-1 with Rotherham at Bloom- field Road, with Dominic Telford equalising Late on after Emmanuel Ledesma, on loan from Boro, had broken the deadlock. Adlene Guedioura bagged a brace and Odion Ighalo and Gabriele Angella also netted as Watford won 4-2 at Cardiff.
"Deadlock used to be an exciting element of the show - when the power was given back to the viewer.
BEIJING--The leaders of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum said in a joint statement on Tuesday they are concerned by the deadlock in implementing WTO (World Trade Organization) agreement on assisting trade and believe that this undermines trust to the organization as a negotiation venue.
Speaking during the 13th death anniversary of former Mujahideen commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, President Karzai said the two candidates can resolve the deadlock by reaching a political agreement, Khaama Press reported.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Salary scale and students hostages of stubbornness March 14 returns to "break political deadlock" ASSAFIR: Salary scale captive of contradictory legal readings Financial conflict intensifies..
BOOKIES reckon X Factor will introduce another judge to get rid of the much-ridiculed deadlock - or at least get rid of the even-more-ridiculed Louis Walsh.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Members of the Constitutional Reconciliation Commission, which had stopped its efforts to draft a new constitution due to the lack of consensus, on Wednesday discussed ways to overcome the deadlock.
Concerned by the deadlock in the negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hasexpressed the hope that the two sides will overcome the impasse next week during a visit by his Special Adviser Alexander Downer.