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Biden arrives in Greece at pivotal time

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet Monday with Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Lucas Papademos, as the nation’s new interim government seeks to halt the country’s economic upheaval that has had ripple effects across the globe. A … Continue reading

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U.S. ready to help Syria after Assad falls: Biden

By: Alister Bull Washington and Ankara have both called for Assad to go, but both worry it could deepen instability in a region already rocked by the Arab Spring, and as U.S. troops leave Iraq by the end of the … Continue reading

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U.S. ready to help Syria after Assad falls: Biden

(Reuters) – The United States and Turkey are reviewing how to help Syria if pro-democracy protests drive President Basher al -Assad from power, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Sunday, but the two allies have not discussed concrete “next … Continue reading

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Biden urges Arab leaders over freedom of expression

By: Alister Bull and Daren Butler U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday chided Arab leaders who restrict freedom of expression and warned nations cannot thrive when people are not allowed to think for themselves. “Democratic revolutions, like the ones … Continue reading

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Syria’s Assad ‘poses threat of sectarian conflict’

ISTANBUL — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad threatens to “fan the flames” of sectarian conflict not only in Syria but in the wider region, US Vice President Joe Biden said in talks with the Turkish president, a US official said Saturday. … Continue reading

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Biden urges Turkey to impose new Iran sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has urged Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran and praised Ankara for its role in pressuring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters. Biden’s comments — published Friday in the … Continue reading

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After Fleeing, Syrian Activists Regroup In Turkey

By: DEBORAH AMOS In a matter of months, Turkey has gone from one of Syria’s strongest allies to one of its sharpest critics as the uprising in Syria has been met with a harsh crackdown by President Bashar Assad. Turkey … Continue reading

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Biden Praises Turkey on Syria Stance

ANKARA, Turkey—U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkey to impose new sanctions against Iran, while praising Ankara for its role in pressuring Syria to stop its bloody crackdown on protesters. A top U.N. human right official warned Thursday … Continue reading

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Biden urges Syria’s Assad to quit

US Vice President Joe Biden urged Syria’s Bashar al-Assad to quit, in a Turkish newspaper interview published on Friday, adding to growing global pressure on the regime over its crackdown on dissidents. “The United States’ position on Syria is clear. … Continue reading

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Biden Seeks Turkey’s Help to Keep Up Pressure on Syria and Iran

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Turkey as the Obama administration looks to the secular, majority-Muslim NATO ally to keep pressure on Syria and Iran and boost economies and democratic institutions in governments emerging from the Arab Spring civil … Continue reading

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