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U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike

Thu, August 29, 2013 10:19pm

Story by Philip Reeves

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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron called a special gathering of Parliament to argue forcefully for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that he said killed hundreds there. He met with opposition among legislators who don't want to rush to war. After a vigorous debate, they voted against the government.

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