- Russia made an unexpected proposal that Syria transfer control
of its chemical weapons to prevent an attack by the United States.
The proposal has support from China and Iran, and
draft a U.N. Security Council resolution
for it. Yet, uncertainty persists about who used chemical weapons
on whom, as Human Rights Watch announced today that evidence
suggests" Assad's regime is responsible. In the US, meanwhile,
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisted he had enough votes for
cloture on a resolution to attack Syria, but decided
to delay the vote anyway. Voting was initially scheduled
- Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) proposed a bill to prevent
the Obama administration from granting tax subsidies to union
health plans under Obamacare, as their health
plans are currently ineligible for the new
- The Obama administration allegedly used
the NSA to spy on Brazil's state-run Petrobras oil
producer, undoubtedly to keep Americans safe from terrorism.
- New Yorkers vote in
their respective parties' mayoral primaries in New York City today.
Winning candidates need 40 percent to avoid a run-off.
- A plan to tax financial transactions in 11 European Union
member states from 2014
is illegal, the bloc's lawyers have concluded, dealing what
could be a final blow to the measure as proposed.
- Kenya's deputy president, William Ruto, has entered a plea of
not guilty at his trial for charges of
crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court in
- Civilians are reportedly
being used as "human shields" in a now two day standoff between
Philippine troops and muslim rebels. At least four people were
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