Howard LaFranchi

Diplomatic Correspondent, Christian Science Monitor

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Diplomatic Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor

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Last week, Britain and France asked the UN to investigate evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war.

Syria’s Chemical Weapons and Obama’s “Red Line”

Last week, Britain and France asked the UN to investigate evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons in its ongoing civil war.

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There's been growing skepticism that Israel and the Palestinians could even agree on a framework for resuming Middle East peace negotiations.

Israeli and Palestinian Leaders Agree to Negotiating Plan

There's been growing skepticism that Israel and the Palestinians could even agree on a framework for resuming Middle East peace negotiations.

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates has  cancelled a
trip to South America  amid reports that he's part of an "agonizing reappraisal"
of Iraq
strategy at the Bush White House, set off in…

Is the White House Looking for an Exit Strategy in Iraq?

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has cancelled a trip to South America amid reports that he's part of an "agonizing reappraisal" of Iraq strategy at the Bush White House, set off in…

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