Chemical weapons manufacturing

FILE - This August 26, 2013, file image taken from amateur video posted online, shows a presumed UN staff member measuring and photographing a canister in the suburb of Moadamiyeh in Damascus, Syria. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of Syria's conflict, with the U.N. blaming four attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth on the Islamic State group. A suspected chemical weapons attack occurred over the weekend in the besieged rebel-held town of Douma that was subjected to a resumed government offensive for three days starting Saturday. (Media Office Of Moadamiyeh via AP, File) TV OUT
April 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The suspected gas attack in the Syrian town of Douma over the weekend has once again highlighted the use of chemical weapons in Syria's seven-year civil war. Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict, with the U.N. blaming four attacks on the...
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April 10, 2018 - 8:54 am
HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — Police say they have found an arsenal of weapons and chemicals that can be used to manufacture explosives in a Massachusetts home. Holyoke police went to 49-year-old Edward Laboursoliere's home Sunday after getting a call from his wife. Police say they found 17 guns, thousands...
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A plane carrying Russian diplomats and their family members ordered to leave the U.S. is parked after landing at Vnukovo 2 government airport outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, April 1, 2018. The United States and more than a dozen European nations kicked out Russian diplomats on Monday and the Trump administration ordered Russia's consulate in Seattle to close, as the West sought joint punishment for Moscow's alleged role in poisoning an ex-spy in Britain. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
April 01, 2018 - 2:21 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry asked the international agency that monitors chemical weapons for information Sunday about the investigation of the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. A list of questions submitted to the Organization for the Prohibition of...
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FILE - This Jan. 21, 2010, file photo, shows 105mm shells containing mustard agent that are stored in a bunker at the Army's Pueblo Chemical Storage facility in Pueblo, Colo. The costly plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons without incinerating them is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions more installing older technology to help the beleaguered plant and reduce worker risk, public reaction was more acceptance than anger. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)
March 29, 2018 - 5:08 pm
DENVER (AP) — A highly automated, multibillion-dollar plant in Colorado that destroys U.S. chemical weapons is over budget, behind schedule and bedeviled by troubles that could worsen the danger to workers. But when the Army said this month it wants to spend millions extra installing more...
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, center, walks with from left, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite prior to a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
March 22, 2018 - 8:49 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local): 3:30 a.m. The European Union is recalling its ambassador from Moscow for consultations over the nerve gas attack in Britain earlier this month, reinforcing a united stand against Russia. After firmly siding...
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March 22, 2018 - 10:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on a French chemical weapons expert accused of making and using such munitions for the Islamic State group in Syria. The State Department on Thursday identified Joe Asperman as a "specially designated global terrorist." The listing...
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People with suitcases leave the Russian Embassy in London, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Moscow is awaiting nearly two dozen Russian diplomats ordered to leave Britain as part of a standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
March 20, 2018 - 3:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy arrived home Tuesday, while a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent said it could be manufactured by other countries. Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter,...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:34 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't implement a...
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British ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, arrives for a meeting at the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russia's Foreign Ministry has summoned Bristow for talks in a heightening dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Russia is expected to announce the expulsion of some British diplomats in a retaliatory measure. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 17, 2018 - 5:23 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Saturday it is expelling 23 British diplomats and threatened further retaliatory measures in a growing diplomatic dispute over a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain. Britain's government said the move was expected, and that it doesn't change their conviction...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2011 file photo, anti-Syrian government protesters flash victory signs as they protest in the southern city of Daraa, Syria. For Syrians marking seven years of war this week, their country has never looked as helpless, fragmented and abandoned by the international community. Foreign troops have set up bases across the country, international and regional powers have carved out zones of influence, and military offensives and crippling sieges are driving a surging death toll and new waves of displacement while the world stands paralyzed. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)
March 15, 2018 - 12:18 pm
Syria's conflict enters its eighth year Thursday, with President Bashar Assad's forces fighting to drive rebels from their last bastion near the capital, Damascus, and Turkish forces closing in on the northern Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin. Assad remains firmly in power seven years after an Arab...
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