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  • Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote

    Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday called a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control "a potentially significant breakthrough," but said he isn't giving up his efforts to build support for possible military...
  • Russian plan just a 'get out of jail free' card for Syria's Assad

    Russian plan just a 'get out of jail free' card for Syria's Assad
    With President Obama working hard to rally support for a military strike on Syria, a top aide to President Bashar Assad on Monday endorsed a Russian proposal to have the regime surrender its stockpile of toxic arms to international authorities. We win!...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons
    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...
  • European Union backs proposal for Syria to surrender chemical weapons

    European Union backs proposal for Syria to surrender chemical weapons
    LONDON – The European Union added its collective voice Tuesday to the growing chorus expressing support of a diplomatic push to have Syria surrender its chemical weapons as a way to forestall a U.S.-led military strike. Catherine Ashton, the EU&...
  • Putin is the world's most hypocritical leader

    Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader. The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack...
  • Russian move to avert airstrikes on Syria benefits Obama and Putin

    MOSCOW -- In the unlikely role of good cop to President Obama's bad one, Russian President Vladimir Putin has seemingly talked his Syrian allies into surrendering their banned chemical weapons as a way to escape threatened U.S. airstrikes. Russian...
  • Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution

    Obama open to Syria overture; senators work on new resolution
    WASHINGTON – As President Obama agreed Tuesday to explore Russia’s proposal for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities, a bipartisan group of senators worked to draft a resolution to provide for a diplomatic...
  • Russian proposal on Syria brings relief to many world leaders

    Russian proposal on Syria brings relief to many world leaders
    WASHINGTON — By providing a way to avert a U.S. military strike, Russia’s proposal that Syria surrender its chemical weapons has offered a host of world leaders an exit from an increasingly damaging political crisis. The plan, which is...
  • Securing WMD? It's been done

    Securing WMD? It's been done
    Secretary of State John F. Kerry was probably right when he said "it can't be done," referring to getting Syria, in a week's time, to surrender control of its chemical weapons. But timelines aside, compelling a Middle Eastern state through threat of...
  • Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation

    Obama prepares to explain his Syria strategy to a skeptical nation
    WASHINGTON – Preparing to deliver a rare prime-time White House address, President Obama on Tuesday found himself unexpectedly tasked with a dual challenge: bolster public support for his decision to launch military strikes against Syria while...