Russia

3:35pm

Mon September 9, 2013
Politics

Obama: Diplomatic Solution In Syria Is 'Overwhelmingly My Preference'

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 5:16 pm

After much diplomatic wrangling, President Obama on Monday left open the possibility of a diplomatic solution in Syria, saying a proposal allowing Syria to give up its chemical weapons was a "potentially positive development."

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9:25am

Mon September 9, 2013
World

Talk Turns To Getting Assad To Give Up His Chemical Weapons

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 12:53 pm

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem (left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Monday.
Yuri Kadobnov AFP/Getty Images

(1:45 p.m. ET: Since our original headline — "Russia Urges Assad To Cede Control Of His Chemical Weapons" — we've updated this post several times.)

Saying he hopes to "receive [a] fast and positive answer," Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Monday that Russia believes a U.S. military strike on Syria can be averted if President Bashar Assad hands over control of his regime's chemical weapons to international monitors.

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1:40pm

Sat September 7, 2013
The U.S. Response To Syria

Syria Puts Obama's Multilateralist Philosophy To The Test

Originally published on Sat September 7, 2013 11:11 pm

President Obama holds a press conference in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday on the sideline of the G-20 summit.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

President Obama has come home from the Group of 20 summit with essentially no more international support for a strike on Syria than when he left the U.S.

He spent the last three days in Sweden and Russia, lobbying U.S. allies on the sidelines and on the public stage, with little movement.

The conflict has presented perhaps the biggest challenge yet to Obama's multilateralist inclinations.

'A Hard Sell'

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5:09am

Thu September 5, 2013
World

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama Meet

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 10:09 am

Off they go.
Eric Feferberg AFP/Getty Images
  • From 'Morning Edition': Scott Horsley reports on the G-20 Summit

5:59am

Sat August 31, 2013
World

Putin Calls Claims Of Syrian Chemical Attack 'Nonsense'

Originally published on Sat August 31, 2013 11:30 am

An image grab taken from a video posted by Syrian activists earlier this week allegedly showing a U.N. inspector listening to the testimony of a man in the Damascus suburb of Moadamiyet al-Sham.
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