Archive for August 30th, 2013

Kerry: Assad guilty of ‘crime against humanity’

August 30, 2013
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Secretary of State John Kerry argued Friday that Syrian strongman Bashar Assad was guilty of a “crime against humanity” as he built the most detailed U.S. case yet that the Damascus regime unleashed a devastating chemical weapons attack on its own people last week.
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Obama considering ‘narrow’ Syria action

August 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he hasn’t made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he’s considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria’s government carried out last week.
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Economy in Focus as Earnings Season Comes to a Close

August 30, 2013
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Economy in Focus as Earnings Season Comes to a Close
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Wall Street falls, heading for worst month since May 2012

August 30, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dipped in weak volume on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst month since May 2012 as investors held off making large bets before a long weekend with the situation in Syria still uncertain.
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UK’s Syria rejection setback for Cameron

August 30, 2013
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British Prime Minister David Cameron counted the cost on Friday after a humiliating rejection by parliament of his call for military action on Syria, a defeat which dealt a severe blow to the “special relationship” with the United States.
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Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

August 30, 2013
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OVER ALASKA (AP) — Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a “hijacked” jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.
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Stock Market News for August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013
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An unexpected improvement in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) along with positive initial claims data drove benchmarks into positive territory. However, investors remained cautious over a possible attack on Syria. On the international front, unemployment rate in Germany remained at a low level while inflation for the month of August declined. Of the top ten...
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Dollar firm, oil eases as action on Syria looks delayed

August 30, 2013
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By Richard Hubbard LONDON (Reuters) – Upbeat economic data from the United States kept the dollar near a four-week high against major currencies on Friday though oil prices fell as expectations of an imminent U.S.-led strike against Syria ebbed.
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U.S. readies possible solo action on Syria

August 30, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament. Facing skepticism at home, too, the administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing them the Syrian government used chemical weapons against...
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Wildfire spreads into Yosemite ahead of holiday weekend

August 30, 2013
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The wildfire threatening Yosemite National Park is spreading further into the US tourist landmark, officials said as they battled to stop it clouding a holiday weekend.
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