Archive for September 2nd, 2013

McCain: Vote against Syria strike would be ‘catastrophic’

September 2, 2013
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Senator John McCain said Monday that Congress’s failure to authorize military action in Syria would be “catastrophic” because it would undermine US credibility.
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France to give ‘clear evidence’ Syria regime behind attack

September 2, 2013
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France was set Monday to provide what it says is clear evidence that the Syrian regime was behind a devastating chemical attack, as Western leaders bid to overcome widespread scepticism to military action.
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US swimmer near end of Cuba to Florida attempt

September 2, 2013
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KEY WEST, Florida (AP) — With her lips and tongue swollen, U.S. endurance swimmer Diana Nyad edged closer to Florida on Monday in her attempt to become the first person to swim the treacherous waters from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage.
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Obama seeks Syria support from former foe McCain

September 2, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress‘ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a nation deeply scarred by more than a decade of war.
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Chinese growth signs support stocks

September 2, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Evidence that China‘s economic slowdown is leveling off helped global stock markets rise on Monday, though Wall Street’s closure for Labor Day was expected to keep trading volumes light.
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Chinese, European growth signs support stocks

September 2, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Evidence of a rebound in manufacturing activity in China and Europe helped global stock markets rise Monday, though Wall Street’s closure for Labor Day kept trading volumes light.
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USS Nimitz carrier group rerouted

September 2, 2013
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By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ships in its strike group are heading west toward the Red Sea to help support a limited U.S. strike on Syria, if needed, defense officials said on Sunday.
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