Britain (U.K.)

5:50am

Fri August 30, 2013
World

Striking Syria Still Seems A Question Of When, Not Whether

Originally published on Fri August 30, 2013 11:54 am

At the White House, President Obama and his advisers continue to work to build support in Congress and among allies for striking Syria.
Jacquelyn Martin AP
  • From 'Morning Edition': NPR's Tom Bowman reports.

Though Great Britain won't be joining in any military action aimed at Syria, it appears the White House is determined to go ahead — most likely within the next few days and most likely with missile strikes.

We'll be following the news throughout the day and over the weekend. As Friday dawns, here's where things stand:

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3:48pm

Thu August 29, 2013
World

British Parliament Closes Door On Syria Intervention

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 5:35 pm

The Houses of Parliament are silhouetted against a setting sun as lawmakers debate possible British military action in Syria.
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After debating deep into the night, the British House of Commons refused a precursory resolution on military strikes in Syria. The resolution, which failed 272-285, called for a second vote to authorize military action once the U.N. inspectors have issued their findings on whether the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people.

"It is clear to me the British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action," Prime Minister David Cameron said. "I get that and the government will act accordingly."

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9:31am

Thu August 29, 2013
Shots - Health News

Politician And Health Quality Guru Berwick Consults For U.K.

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 10:23 am

Gubernatorial hopeful Dr. Donald Berwick speaks at the Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform Convention in July.
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6:47am

Thu August 29, 2013
World

Assad Is To Blame For Chemical Weapons Attack, British Say

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 9:28 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday as he left 10 Downing Street in London.
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Saying that there are "no plausible alternative scenarios," the U.K.'s Joint Intelligence Organisation released a statement Thursday to support the conclusion reached by U.S. and British officials that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is responsible for what's said to have been a chemical weapons attack last week near Damascus.

That attack, U.S. and British officials say, killed more than 300 people and may have injured several thousand more.

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4:54am

Wed August 28, 2013
World

Britain Seeks U.N. OK For Military Action Against Syria

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 5:39 pm

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British Prime Minister David Cameron, who says it is time for the U.N. Security Council "to live up to its responsibilities on Syria."
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  • From the NPR Newscast: Philip Reeves reports on the resolution Britain will put before the U.N. Security Council
  • From 'Morning Edition': Alastair Crooke on the crisis in Syria

Some of the latest developments related to the crisis in Syria and the increasing likelihood that the U.S. and its allies will soon launch missile strikes on targets there in response to last week's alleged use of chemical weapons by the regime of President Bashar Assad:

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