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“Today’s event demonstrates the political and economic costs of Syria for Iran. Syria is a kind of flytrap for the Iranians. They’re just stuck to it.” ~CLIFF KUPCHAN, a risk analyst, on the lethal bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, noting that Iran had stirred anger by supporting the …

Chavez seeks friendly ties with Catholic Church

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez says he’s seeking friendly relations with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church. Their dealings have been tense in the past. Church representatives have accused the socialist leader of becoming increasingly authoritarian and Chavez has strongly criticized Cardinal Jorge Urosa, saying he has misled …