1. STALEMATE

    Russia Threatens U.N. Veto

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    As expected, debate in the United Nations over how to stop the bloodshed in Syria is running into a Russian wall. Moscow’s envoy to the European Union says his country will veto the current resolution unless it explicitly rules out a military intervention. The British foreign secretary and his French counterpart said the resolution as is could not be used to justify military intervention. Russia, a close ally and important arms dealer to Bashar al-Assad’s regime, has proposed an alternate resolution that assigns equal blame to the Assad regime and its opposition.

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