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    US, Russia Lock Horns Over Syria

    “We do not participate in Twitter diplomacy.” That’s what a Kremlin spokesman said yesterday after President Donald Trump tweeted that Russia should “get ready” for a U.S. missile strike on Syria in response to last week’s chemical attack in Douma. Though Trump later struck a conciliatory tone, suggesting there’s “no reason” for confrontation, the White House said a strike was still under consideration. Syrian forces were reportedly preparing for such an attack, while a senior Russian lawmaker said his country was boosting its air defenses.

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