Germany hosts UN talks on Libya despite dispute over power-sharing plan

Representatives of Libyan factions are meeting with international officials in Berlin, a day after the North Africa nation's internationally recognized parliament said it was suspending its participation in U.N.-brokered negotiations.

The German Foreign Ministry, which is hosting the meeting, said Wednesday's talks included U.N. envoy Bernardino Leon and the Libya envoys of the five permanent U.N. Security Council members, Italy, Spain and the European Union. It didn't elaborate.

Libya is split between an Islamist-led government backed by militias that seized the capital of Tripoli last August and its elected parliament, which is forced to convene in the country's far east.

Leon has been leading negotiations aimed at stemming Libya's collapse into a failed state. The elected parliament objects to a draft power-sharing plan with the rival government.