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Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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Minister: EU leaders fail to agree on Syria arms embargo

EU governments have failed to reach an agreement on easing an arms embargo on Syria to help rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said today.

"I regret that after long talks it was not possible to find a compromise with the UK and France," he said.

EU foreign ministers have been meeting in Brussels to bridge their differences over the issue, with Britain and France pushing to allow European governments to deliver arms.

Discussions are continuing into the evening.

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