Weapons of mass destruction

In this April 9, 2018, photo, Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo leaves a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Outgoing CIA Director Pompeo will tell senators weighing his confirmation as secretary of state that years of soft U.S. policy toward Russia are “now over.” That’s according to excerpts of his opening statement obtained by The Associated Press ahead of his Senate hearing on April 12. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 12, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo's confirmation hearing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (all times local): 1:05 p.m. Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo is agreeing with a Democratic lawmaker that it would be "catastrophic" if the U.S...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 1:02 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 8 p.m. Sweden has proposed a way forward to the paralyzed U.N. Security Council that would include immediately sending a high-level disarmament mission to Syria to address outstanding issues on the use of chemical weapons "once and...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 12:15 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says that a special fact-finding mission is on its way to Syria and will start investigating the suspected chemical attack there as of Saturday. The OPCW team will...
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British Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce speaks to reporters about the situation between Britain and Russia, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
April 12, 2018 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Russia says it won't accept any conclusions on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy unless it gets full access to evidence in the case. A report by investigators at the...
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A plane takes off from the British Royal Air Force base in Akrotiri, near the coastal city of Limassol in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, April 12, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss possible military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
April 12, 2018 - 9:58 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 5 p.m. NATO is calling on Russia and Iran to make sure that international observers and medical staff are being allowed in and around the area of the suspected chemical attack in Syria. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told...
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This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. Britain's Foreign Office says it has asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to publish a summary of its findings at midday on Thursday April 12, 2018, on the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in southwestern England.(Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 7:39 am
LONDON (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog on Thursday confirmed Britain's finding that a former spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent, as Russia continues to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. The report by investigators at the Organization for the...
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This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. Britain's Foreign Office says it has asked the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to publish a summary of its findings at midday on Thursday April 12, 2018, on the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in southwestern England.(Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The international chemical watchdog is preparing to release its report on the nerve agent used to poison a former spy and his daughter in southwestern England as Russia continues to deny suggestions that it was behind the attack. Britain's Foreign Office said it has asked the...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents salute civilians after they were released by the Army of Islam group that had held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria, early Monday, April 9, 2018. Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of civilians who had been held for years by a rebel group near the capital Damascus have been freed. (SANA via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 5:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 12:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has summoned her Cabinet back from vacation to discuss military action against Syria over an alleged chemical weapons attack. May has indicated she wants Britain to join in any U.S.-led...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents salute civilians after they were released by the Army of Islam group that had held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria, early Monday, April 9, 2018. Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of civilians who had been held for years by a rebel group near the capital Damascus have been freed. (SANA via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 4:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 11:50 a.m. France says it will decide in the coming days whether to launch a military strike over a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Thursday that President Emmanuel Macron would decide...
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Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya talks with Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja'afari, during a Security Council meeting, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 11, 2018 - 7:47 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local): 2:45 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is stressing the need to prevent the situation in Syria from "spiraling out of control." The U.N. chief expressed regret Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council has been unable to...
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