Britain, France press for U.N. inquiry on Syria chemical arms use
The European nations say evidence including soil samples and witness testimony indicates the Syrian regime may have used small amounts of chemical weapons. WASHINGTON — The British and French governments have asked the United Nations to investigate what they believe is credible evidence that the Syrian regime has used small amounts of chemical weapons in recent months, officials said Thursday.
Photos of the Day: April 12
In today's pictures, a girl watches a pageant in the Philippines, a congressman reads a magazine during a committee hearing in Washington, farmers bring livestock to a protest in France, and more.
U.S. sends troops to Niger for drone missions
President Obama says the 100-troop deployment will help France in its effort to drive militants out of northern Mali. WASHINGTON — About 100 U.S. troops have deployed to the West African country of Niger to help establish a drone base for surveillance missions, in the latest step by the United States to aid French forces battling Islamic militants in neighboring Mali.
US Prepares Support for French Military Intervention in Mali
WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta has applauded France’s surprise airstrikes on Islamist rebels in northern Mali that began late last week and continued over the weekend. Panetta added that the U.S. government is readying plans for assistance in the ongoing operations, which scholars and human rights workers worry could continue for an extended period.
World shows prudence as drought boosts food prices: USDA
WASHINGTON - World leaders have shown prudence in the face of rising food prices by avoiding harmful steps such as export embargoes, the United States said on Monday after France called an emergency meeting of G20 farm ministers.
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