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Congress plunges US government into shutdown

U.S. President Barack Obama is blaming Republicans on an "ideological crusade" to kill his signature health care law for shutting down the federal government.
October 1, 2013

U.S. says Obama open to meeting with Iran's Rouhani

The White House said on Thursday it was possible that President Barack Obama would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York next week if Tehran signaled it was serious about giving up its nuclear program.
Reuters: September 19, 2013

Kerry, Lavrov outline steps Syria must take

The United States and Russia have agreed on a plan for Syria to verify it is getting rid of chemical weapons that includes submitting a comprehensive list of such weapons in one week.
September 14, 2013

Putin warns Syria strike would increase violence

Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning of the consequences of a military strike on Syria, as his foreign minister prepares to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss Moscow's plan to end the threat posed by Syria's chemical weapons.
September 12, 2013

Obama backs diplomacy on Syria, but force still possible

In his address to nation, president referred to diplomatic developments of recent days as 'encouraging signs'
September 11, 2013

U.S. to Obama: Don't do it

Most Americans say a strike on Syria wouldn't achieve any significant goals for the U.S., according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released this morning.
CNN: September 9, 2013

Obama will address country on Syria; calls crisis ‘threat to global peace’

President Barack Obama, facing hardened international opposition to a strike against Syria and returning home to a skeptical American public, will address the country Tuesday to make his case.
MSNBC: September 6, 2013

G20 leaders remain divided over Syria

World leaders gathering in Russia for the final day of the G20 summit remain divided over possible U.S. military strikes in Syria.
September 6, 2013

Is it 'High Noon' for Obama on Syria?

If President Barack Obama fancies himself a modern Will Kane of "High Noon," standing up for what's right when his allies desert him on Syria, he might be following advice the marshal got in the iconic 1952 Western film.
CNN: September 2, 2013

Obama pushes for Congress to support Syria strike

U.S. President Barack Obama is continuing his push for congressional support of U.S. military action in Syria, as some lawmakers express their doubts about his plan and Russia questions the evidence behind it.
September 2, 2013