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  • European Union nations decided to lift an arms embargo on Syria as Russia disclosed it has a contract to sell the Syrian government sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles.

    Syrian army soldiers fire their weapons during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province, on May 23, 2013. Syrian government troops launched a week ago an assault on Qusayr and the intervention of hundreds of fighters of Shiite militant group Hezbollah from neighbouring Lebanon has given the regime the upper hand in the battle.
    LAST UPDATE : May 28, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT
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  • An armed soldier stands guard at the gate of the Royal Artillery Barracks near the scene of a terror attack in Woolwich, southeast London, Thursday, May 23, 2013.

    Two men accused of butchering a British soldier had featured in previous investigations, a British official said as investigators tried to determine whether the men were part of a wider plot to instill terror.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
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  • Police and forensic officers near the scene of an attack which has left one man confirmed dead and two people injured near Woolwich barracks in London Wednesday, May, 22, 2013.

    The British government's emergency committee is set to meet Thursday after two attackers butchered a man in a brutal daylight attack in London that raised fears terrorism had returned to the capital.

    LAST UPDATE : May 23, 2013, 6:22 AM EDT
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  • A New York City Police officer watches as people take pictures with the bull statue in the Financial District, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in New York. Law enforcers say New York City remains in a heightened state of alert until more is known about the Boston explosions. More officers are working around New York, including counterterrorism units and beefed up patrols. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    With more than 30 marathons this weekend and big events on the horizon, officials around the world are looking at security efforts in the wake of the fatal bomb blasts that shook Boston's race.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 16, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT
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