The United States and Russia on Wednesday began swapping ideas on how to contain and destroy Syrias chemical weapons in preparation for high-level talks slated to begin Thursday in Geneva, in the latest whirlwind of diplomacy to stave off U.S. missile strikes against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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WASHINGTON Securing Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons as a first step toward destroying them would be neither a short nor an easy process, and it could require a halt to the fighting to allow inspections. -- By GOPAL RATNAM and MARGARET TALEV, Bloomberg News
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