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US and Russia reach Syria deal

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GENEVA - The United States and Russia have reached agreement on a framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons, with UN punishment if it fails to do so. 

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the agreement after three days of talks in Geneva.

They said they would seek a UN Security Council resolution that could authorise sanctions - short of military action - if President Bashar al-Assad's government fails to comply.

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