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Russian UN Envoy: First Priority Is to Avert Wider Syrian War

Russia's U.N. ambassador urged the United States and its allies Thursday to avoid a military strike on Syria, saying the goal was to avert a wider war. Security Council members met privately to discuss the escalating rhetoric and threats of military reprisals after the United States, Britain and France blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces for a suspected chlorine gas attack April 7 on the rebel enclave of Douma in eastern Ghouta. The attack killed at least 40 people...

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