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Obama cautious on Syria “chemical weapons” handover proposal

Obama cautious on Syria “chemical weapons” handover proposal

Sep 10, – US President Barack Obama has described Russia’s offer to impound Syria’s chemical weapons as a “potential breakthrough.” Obama said he would be willing to postpone a military strike if Syria relinquished its stockpile. Speaking to ABC’s Diane Sawyer on Monday Obama said he would “absolutely” put any US military strike on pause […]

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Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Syrian regime shelling near Damascus kills 16

Sep 07, BEIRUT — Heavy government shelling of rebel positions near the Syrian capital killed 16 people on Saturday, activists said, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry lobbied European allies to back Washington’s proposed military action against the ruling regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the mortar and artillery fire on […]

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Investigators: Spain train driver was on phone when it crashed

Investigators: Spain train driver was on phone when it crashed

July 31, MADRID — The driver was on the phone with a colleague and apparently looking at a document as his train barreled ahead at 95 mph (153 kph) — almost twice the speed limit. Suddenly, a notorious curve was upon him. He hit the brakes too late. The train, carrying 218 passengers in eight […]

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Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd appoints record number of women in cabinet

Australia’s PM Kevin Rudd appoints record number of women in cabinet

July 01, AP – Rudd named his ministry and cabinet on Monday, five days after seizing leadership of Australia’s ruling Labor party from Julia Gillard, the country’s first female prime minister who had herself ousted Rudd from the top position three years before. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has unveiled his new ministry, which includes […]

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