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Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Syrian chemical weapons handover proposal wins support

Sep 09, – The UN and UK have welcomed a Russian proposal that Syria hand over all its chemical weapons for either safekeeping or destruction. Russia said this could help “avoid military strikes” against its allies in Damascus. The United States Congress is still debating military intervention in Syria in response to August 21’s alleged […]

September 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

Sep 08, AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mountainside sanctuary in heavy fighting overnight and forcing hundreds of residents to flee, activists and locals said Sunday. The battle over Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of […]

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John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

John Kerry: Syrian Gas Attack Crossed ‘Global Red Line’

Sep 08, – US Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Arab League foreign ministers have agreed that the Syrian president’s alleged use of chemical weapons crossed a “global red line”.  Mr Kerry, speaking in Paris, is in Europe to muster support for action against President Bashar al-Assad. “Assad’s deplorable use of chemical weapons […]

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Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Madrid’s Olympic hopes dashed a 3rd straight time

Sep 08, MADRID — Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. The International Olympic Committee meeting in Buenos […]

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Germany moves up in WEF list of most competitive economies

Germany moves up in WEF list of most competitive economies

Sep 04, – Germany took fourth position in the WEF’s annual ranking of the world’s most competitive economies, just ahead of the US. The World Economic Forum has said Germany has been able to stay within the group of the world’s most competitive economies. It noted the country’s advanced infrastructure, but pointed to an inflexible […]

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64-year-old US swimmer completes Cuba-to-Florida swim

64-year-old US swimmer completes Cuba-to-Florida swim

Sep 03, – American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad on Monday became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage, succeeding on her fifth attempt at the feat. Nyad came ashore about 53 hours after she set off from Havana, completing the estimated 177-km journey and setting a […]

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