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Syria strikes could catapult oil prices even higher

Syria strikes could catapult oil prices even higherSyria does not produce much oil. It’s allies do, though, said Ed Hirs, an energy economist at the University of Houston.

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assent

Begich skeptical of Syrian strikes without congressional assentSecretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. government is holding the government of Bashar al-Assad responsible for the chemical attack last week.

Oil prices surge as Alaskans stockpile for winter

Oil prices surge as Alaskans stockpile for winterThe state of Alaska wants oil prices high. “Every dollar change in price is close to 100 -150 million dollars in state revenue,” said acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell.

‘Devastated’ Quebec Town Waits For Word About Missing

‘Devastated’ Quebec Town Waits For Word About MissingWith 40 people still missing after massive explosions Saturday in the center of their town, the people of Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, begin the week "with fears that the death toll from a weekend rail disaster could surge," CBC News writes.

‘Friends Of Syria’ Countries Meet To Map Out Arming Rebels

‘Friends Of Syria’ Countries Meet To Map Out Arming RebelsSecretary of State John Kerry called the current situation in Syria "unacceptable by anyone's standard" and lashed out at the government of President Bashar al-Assad for using Hezbollah in the fight against rebels.

‘Suffering On A Huge Scale’: World Refugee Numbers Swell

‘Suffering On A Huge Scale’: World Refugee Numbers SwellThe United Nations Refugee Commission says more than 45.2 million people were in "situations of displacement" around the world as of last year — the most since 1994.

Afghan Govt. Suspends Talks; Taliban Attack Kills 4 Soldiers

Afghan Govt. Suspends Talks; Taliban Attack Kills 4 SoldiersIn the hours following an announcement by the Taliban and the United States saying they were ready to begin peace talks, we received reminders of just how tenuous that situation is: On Tuesday night the Taliban said they fired two rockets near Bagram airbase in Kabul.

After Two Violent Days, Protesters In Turkey Return

After Two Violent Days, Protesters In Turkey ReturnNPR's Peter Kenyon reports from Turkey that some 900 people were arrested across the country and several hundred were wounded.

UPDATE: Russian Missiles ‘Months Away’ From Delivery To Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad has told Al-Manar TV, a channel owned by Lebanon's Hezbollah, that the first shipment of Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missiles has arrived in Syria

Report: An Angry Russia Will Deliver Missiles To Syria

Report: An Angry Russia Will Deliver Missiles To SyriaThe European Union's decision to end its embargo on arming the opposition in Syria has been followed by sharp criticism from Russia's foreign ministry and word that Russia will follow through on plans to deliver anti-aircraft missiles to President Bashar Assad's military.