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US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

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Washington, Apr 16 (AP) - U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be an-nounced Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons.
The ambassador to the U.N. said Russia has blocked six attempts by the U.N. Security Council to make it easier to investigate the use of chemical weapons.
"Everyone is going to feel it at this point," Haley said, warning of consequences for Assad's foreign allies.
"The...
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Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

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Santa Ana, Apr 16 (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.
Since the Jeff...
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Arab leaders meet to unify ranks with eye on Iran, Jerusalem

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Dhahran, Apr 16 (AP) - Saudi Arabia used its perch as host of an annual gathering of Arab leaders on Sunday to push for a unified stance against rival Iran as the regional powerhouses vie for the upper hand in wars in Syria and Yemen.
Saudi King Salman told leaders from across the 22-member Arab...
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Syria's allies say airstrikes undercut political resolution

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Damascus, Apr 16 (AP) - The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon said Sunday that Western airstrikes on their ally, Syria, have complicated prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.
A day after the U.S., Britain and France bombarded sites...
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In Peru for summit, Pence offers support for Syrian strike

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Lima, Apr 15 (AP) - Thousands of miles from home, Vice President Mike Pence was thrust into a new, more immediate, role on the world stage Saturday: explaining President Donald Trump's military strike in Syria to a summit of Latin America leaders.
Hours after Trump hailed the missile strike...
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