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    G7 Leaders Reject Sanctions on Russia Over Support for Assad

    Not everyone’s talking tough. The U.S. and U.K. were pushing for economic sanctions against Moscow over its continued support of the Syrian regime despite President Bashar Assad’s suspected sarin gas attack on civilians last week. But several other G7 nations rejected that proposal today, hoping President Vladimir Putin can be persuaded that backing Assad isn’t in his strategic interest. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who’ll press Russian officials in Moscow today, visited a World War II atrocity site in Italy, calling it “inspiration for our action” combating “crimes against innocents.”

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