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e skuh lay shuhn

  • n  an increase to counteract a perceived discrepancy
    higher wages caused an escalation of prices
    there was a gradual escalation of hostilities

  • AP : An Israeli tank crew undergo tank training at an unidentified site in southern Israel on May 20, 1967 during the escalation of Mideast tensions leading up to June's Six Day .
  • The air strikes that began Saturday, in which Palestinians claim at least 280 people have been killed, marked a dramatic escalation of the high-stakes poker game between Israel and .
  • This is absolutely important to bring the current Israeli escalation in Gaza to an end and to keep alive the chances of resuming peace efforts.
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  • Oil price highest since January on Syria concerns
    NEW YORK (AP) — Oil rose to the highest level since January amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war.
    June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Oil tops $97 amid Syria worries, ahead of US data
    The price of oil rose past $97 a barrel Friday amid concerns about a possible escalation in Syria's civil war while traders awaited the release of several reports on the U.S. economy.
    June 14, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • White House: U.S. to give Syria rebels military aid after chemical attacks
    In a sharp escalation of the U.S. role in Syria's bloody civil war, the White House announced late Thursday that it will provide military aid to rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad after confirming that his government used chemical weapons against the opposition. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes told reporters [...]
    June 13, 2013 - The Ticket via Yahoo! News

  • President Bush in AFP
    Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century,Bush said, slamming the "dramatic and brutal escalation" in fighting.
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington Post
    We are working hard to avoid an escalation of belligerence and provocation,Clinton said.
  • Harry Reid in Washington Post
    Americans deserve to know whether their senator stands with the president and his plan to deepen our military commitment in Iraq, or with the overwhelming majority of Americans who oppose this escalation,Majority Leader Harry Reid said Friday...

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