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Lawmakers uneasy over US-Myanmar military ties

09/05/2013 1:15am
The Obama administration wants to restart U.S. defense training for Myanmar that was cut 25 years ago after a bloody crackdown on protesters. While assistance would be nonlethal, some American lawmakers are resisting, concerned Washington is moving too fast in forging ties with a military still accused of attacking ethnic minorities and blocking humanitarian aid.

Navy chief calls US ships ready for any Syria plan

09/05/2013 9:25am
The Navy's top admiral says the four U.S. destroyers off the coast of Syria are "fully ready" for a wide range of possible action.

Kerry to go to Europe to discuss Syria, Mideast

09/05/2013 11:52am
Secretary of State John Kerry is traveling to Europe for meetings on the ongoing crises in Syria and Egypt and efforts to negotiate a peace accord between Israel and the Palestinians.

US hits back at Putin 'liar' comment about Kerry

09/05/2013 12:48pm
The State Department is hitting back at what it calls false accusations that Russian President Vladimir Putin made about Secretary of State John Kerry.

Carnival to cut pollution from cruise ships

09/05/2013 3:31pm
The world's largest cruise ship company will adopt technology from power plants and automobiles to reduce air pollution from the massive diesel engines powering its ships.

US envoy to visit NE Asia to discuss NKorea

09/05/2013 4:17pm
The top U.S. envoy for North Korea policy will travel to South Korea, China and Japan next week.

US officials: US considers training Syria rebels

09/05/2013 5:10pm
The Obama administration is considering a plan to use U.S. military trainers to help increase the capabilities of the Syrian rebels, in a move that would greatly expand the current CIA training being done quietly in Jordan, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.