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  • Update: White House says violence is not the answer in Syria but attack on Assad's inner circle shows "window is closing." White House says international community needs to act in a unified way.

    White House says it has no information on Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's whereabouts; White House goes on to say the U.S. is closely monitoring Syria's military facilities and believes its chemical stockpile remains under government control.
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Deaths shake Ukraine truce, Poroshenko wary of Russia threat

KIEV - Ukraine on Friday reported the first deaths in three days in east Ukraine, denting hopes a ceasefire will hold, and President Petro Poroshenko said Russia would pose a "military threat" even if the truce is solid.