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President Obama addresses issues with surveillance and advancing technology.
President Obama says Syria is one of his administration's highest national security priorities. He discusses the objectives of the Geneva Conference.
Complicating matters further, the United States and Russia clashed over the pace of Syria's handover of chemical arms for destruction with Washington accusing Damascus of foot-dragging, putting the plan 6-8 weeks behind schedule- and Moscow- President Bashar al-Assad's big power ally- rejecting this.
BEIRUT, Jan 31- Syria's political foes are beginning to speak a shared language at peace talks in Geneva to end their country's devastating civil war, but the words they utter at the negotiating table have diametrically different meanings to the two sides. But the two sides read Geneva 1 very differently.
GENEVA, Jan 31- Syria's government may have made a strategic blunder by turning up at peace talks in Geneva since it had little to gain, little room for manoeuvre and may have started down a slippery slope by legitimising its opponents, diplomats say.
*Government not committed to return on Feb. 10. GENEVA, Jan 31- A contentious week-long first round of Syrian peace talks ended on Friday with no progress towards ending the civil war and the government delegation unable to say whether it will return for the next round in 10 days.
*Delegates expected to return on Feb. 10. GENEVA, Jan 31- A first round of peace talks on Syria wraps up Friday with both sides in entrenched positions and the U.N. mediator expressing frustration that he had not even produced agreement for an aid convoy to rescue trapped civilians in a besieged city.
*Mediator does not expect progress by end of session on Friday. *Talks to work on 2012 Geneva communique, but approaches differ.
The U.S. and Russia need to better understand each other because Vladimir Putin is becoming "more aggressive abroad," George Soros says.
Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.
Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.
David Schenker, Director at Washington Institute For Near East Policy, discusses whether Wednesday's talks between Syria's warring factions and the Assad government is the key to peace.
Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, shares his thought on why Syria "exploded", and why an international peace force has to go in and take over the country, take down the "bad guys", and create a political transition that will allow citizenship to emerge.
Political drama will surround 2014 Olympics, India adjusts easily to increase in US interest rates, and businesses are back in Iran.
Saudi Arabia is upset with the U.S. over Iran, but any move by that country is unlikely to broadly affect global energy markets.
Israeli military forces destroyed a stockpile of Russian missiles that the Syrian government was reportedly prepared to deliver to Hezbollah, reports CNBC's Seema Mody.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details from a reported explosion on a Syrian military base.
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll has found President Obama's job approval rating has tumbled by 5 percentage points in less than three weeks.
Signs of friction have caught the attention of the oil market, but traders aren't concerned about supply issues for now.
China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.