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Syria’s war: Everything you need to know about how we got here

October 11, 2015 9:37 PM0 comments
Syria’s war: Everything you need to know about how we got here

  SYRIA – It began with the arrests of a handful of children in 2011. Since then it’s exploded into the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Syria’s civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and forced 10.6 million — nearly half the population — out […]

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UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

September 30, 2013 5:17 PM0 comments
UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week’s resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons with a demand that the government allow immediate access for desperately needed humanitarian aid. Australian Ambassador and council president Gary Quinlan […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports WE HAVE A DEAL!

September 14, 2013 8:43 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports WE HAVE A DEAL!

GENEVA — After days of intense negotiations, the United States and Russia reached agreement Saturday on a framework to secure and destroy Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014 and impose U.N. penalties if the Assad government fails to comply. The deal, announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia Says UN Resolution Proposal ‘Unacceptable’

September 10, 2013 12:49 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia Says UN Resolution Proposal ‘Unacceptable’

MOSCOW – Russia told France on Tuesday that a proposal to adopt a U.N. Security Council resolution holding the Syrian government responsible for the possible use of chemical weapons was unacceptable. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart that Moscow would propose a U.N. draft declaration supporting its […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia To Push Syria To Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control

September 9, 2013 9:13 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia To Push Syria To Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control

MOSCOW — Syria on Monday quickly welcomed a call from Russia, its close ally, to place Syrian chemical arsenals under international control, then destroy them to avert a U.S. strike, but did not offer a time frame or any other specifics. The statement by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem appeared […]

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eMediaWorld.com 2 Russians turn cable guys in record spacewalk

August 19, 2013 1:13 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com 2 Russians turn cable guys in record spacewalk

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — In a record-long spacewalk, Russian cosmonauts rigged cable outside the International Space Station on Friday for a new lab that’s due to arrive in a few months. Fyodor Yurchikhin and Aleksandr Misurkin spent almost the entire seven-hour-plus spacewalk routing 120 feet (36 meters) of power and […]

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eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

August 10, 2013 2:02 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Entertainment world leads outcry against Russia

LONDON — From Hollywood to Broadway, the entertainment industry is using its star power and financial muscle to raise a storm of protest over the anti-gay legislation in Russia that is battering the image of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein, British writer-actor Stephen Fry and ‘Star Trek’ […]

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eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

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eMediaWorld.com Gunnar Nixon leads decathlon after 4 events

MOSCOW — Gunnar Nixon, a 20-year-old American competing in his first major event, seized a big lead after four events of the decathlon at the world championships on Saturday. The world junior champion went in front after clearing 2.14 meters in the high jump as the early leaders stayed under […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

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eMediaWorld.com Obama calls for reforms on intelligence gathering

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama announced new oversight measures for recently revealed domestic and foreign surveillance programs, saying he is confident they are “not being abused” but that they must be more transparent. He gave no indication the government would end the massive collection of information about telephone calls and […]

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eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

August 9, 2013 1:55 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Obama rejects boycott of Olympics in Russia

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday rejected the idea of the United States boycotting the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year over a new anti-gay law in Russia, despite frustrations with that country’s leadership on that and other issues. Answering questions at a White House news conference, Obama said […]

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