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6,000 US drug inmates to be released as part of prison reform plan

The United States is releasing about 6,000 people who were jailed for drug crimes as part of an effort to…

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US House of Representatives votes to maintain Cuba travel restrictions

The House of Representatives, which is controlled by the Republicans, has voted to maintain restrictions on American nationals traveling to…

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Obama should focus on combating ISIS instead of climate change: McCain

US Senator John McCain has targeted Barack Obama for his comments that climate change was a threat to national security,…

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US: NSA bulk phone data collection to end by June 1

The National Security Agency (NSA) will no longer have the legal authorization to collect bulk phone records in the

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Ferry service between Florida and Cuba approved by US

Ferries could soon run between Cuba and Florida for the first time in over…

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Iran nuclear issue: Netanyahu's differences with US deepen

The row between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has worsened. While the Israeli leader has accused…

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Chuck Hagel, US defence secretary, resigns

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned from his post, spending less than two years at the key position in…

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Inquiry into Benghazi consulate attack clears US response

A probe into the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi has given a clean chit to the Obama administration’s…

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Obama omitted details regarding Syria attack

President Obama wasn't entirely truthful about the chemical weapons attack on Syrian soil in August.  Seymour Hersh of the London…

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Money is a hurdle in destroying Syria chemical weapons

The noble prize winning Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is not only responsible for the destruction of chemical…

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'Critical' equipment destroyed in Syria

All mixing facilities and chemical weapons production declared by Syria were destroyed and made inoperable, a day prior to the…

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Syria meets chemical weapons plan deadline

The Syrian government has submitted a plan for the removal of the declared chemical weapons in its possession.  The declaration…

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Destruction of chemical weapons in Syria begins

Disarmament experts have begun to dismantle and destroy Syria's chemical weapons.  Reports suggest that the inspectors only have nine months…

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Assad may run for re-election

The President of Syria, Bashar Assad said it's too early to know as to whether or not he'll run for…

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Inspectors report progress in Syria

According to the weapons inspectors responsible for overseeing the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria, the initial progress in their…

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Syria's Assad will comply with UN resolution

Bashar al- Assad is vowing to comply with the terms of the United Nations resolution to destroy the chemical weapons…

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Syria's weapons inspections begin next week

The first international inspectors will assess Syria's chemical weapons starting Tuesday. The Security Council demands that Assad's weapons be destroyed…

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U.N. Security Council could vote on Syria resolution on Friday

The U.N. Security Council could vote on Syria's chemical weapons program as early as on Friday.  U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power…

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Assad's chemical weapons list is thorough

Bashar al-Assad recently handed over a document to the international community, containing the locations of "dozens" of chemical weapons sites. …

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Chemical weapons data received by OPCW

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has announced that the chemical arms account by Syria has been…

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