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OBAMA ISSUES THREAT. Syria, Don't Think About Using Chemical Weapons.
US president warns Bashar al-Assad against using its reserves of chemical and biological weapons

JAPAN REMOVES CHINA REPRESENTATIVE. Replaces Beijing ambassador.
Tokyo removes outspoken ambassador in China while tensions between the two countries mount over the disputed Senkaku islands.

RUSSIA COURTING EAST. No Longer West.
Pop culture is bringing Russia closer to its eastern neighbors as Moscow steps up attempts to woo them, paying attention and cash to its Far East allies.

SOMALIA'S POLITICAL EVOLUTION. Begins It's Transition.
Despite its many flaws, the process of moving to interim government, which can hold elections is a great step forward.

Mexican wave fizzles out in fraud fight
Public passion against cheating charges in Mexico’s presidential result is waning as the months that separate the election and the swearing-in drag on