Archive for September 9th, 2013

Report: Iran warned U.S. that Syrian rebels had chemical weapons

September 9, 2013
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As a primary backer of the Syrian government, Iran has argued vehemently against US airstrikes, warned that sectarian “fire” will spread, and that jihadi rebels may have been behind the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack that US officials say killed more than 1,400 people near Damascus.
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First Senate vote on Syria set for Wednesday

September 9, 2013
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In an emotional plea in favor of a U.S. strike against Syria, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday called for lawmakers to support military action and scheduled the first vote on an authorization resolution for Wednesday — Sept. 11.
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Stocks rise on mergers, homebuilder outlook

September 9, 2013
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The stock market got a boost on Monday from mergers, homes, and phones. Stocks posted their biggest gains in almost two months. Two big deals suggested growing confidence in the economy: Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus was sold for $6 billion, and Koch Industries bought electronics component maker Molex for $7.2 billion.
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Wall Street jumps, Nasdaq ends at highest since Sept 2000

September 9, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Monday, with the Nasdaq ending at its highest level since September 2000, as upbeat data from China boosted optimism about the health of the global economy.
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Russia urges Syria to turn over chemical weapons

September 9, 2013
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MOSCOW (AP) — In a surprise move, Russia promised Monday to push its ally Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control and then dismantle them quickly to avert U.S. strikes.
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Army aid threatened by Taliban gets U.S. visa

September 9, 2013
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U.S. war ally Janis Shinwari is coming to America.
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Obama tries to sway war-weary public on Syria

September 9, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States‘ long-term safety, while his national security team is attempting to reassure skeptical lawmakers that the United States is not heading toward another Iraq or Afghanistan.
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NFL stadium falls leave 1 fan dead, 2 hurt

September 9, 2013
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Falls by fans at stadiums in San Francisco and Indianapolis during NFL season openers have left one man dead and two other people injured, authorities said.
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AB Foods earnings growth driven by Primark

September 9, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Associated British Foods forecast “good progress” in full year earnings per share after a strong finish to the year from its Primark discount fashion chain.
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Obama’s full-court press on Syria: Confidence or desperation?

September 9, 2013
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On Syria and chemical weapons, President Obama has launched a full-court political press rarely seen in Washington.
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