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By BEN HUBBARD
The armed opposition fighting President Bashar al-Assad's government has become radicalized, leaving the United States with no obvious allies.
By MARK LANDLER and MICHAEL R. GORDON
The president said he would respond "prudently" and "deliberately" to evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons, tamping down any expectations that he would take swift action.
By RACHEL DONADIO
Prime Minister-elect Enrico Letta formed a rare coalition government uniting left and right to steer the nation out of the doldrums.
By CHOE SANG-HUN
A tour operator from Washington State is accused of carrying out hostile acts against the North Korean government.
By ELLEN BARRY
In Moscow, officials went on television to say that American sanctions on Russians accused of human rights violations would have absolutely no effect on them, thank you.
By MATT SIEGEL
Clive Palmer, who is known for his efforts to build a replica of the Titanic and his conservative views on climate change and taxes, says he aims to be the next prime minister of Australia.