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Author
The Associated Press
Date
February 17, 2014

Quotations in the News

“The pilot went to the toilet and (the co-pilot) locked himself in the cockpit. (He) wanted asylum in Switzerland. That’s the motivation of the hijacking.” — Geneva airport chief executive Robert Deillon after an Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacked a plane bound for Rome and flew it to Switzerland.

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“In the Netherlands we have the gay thing, so we weren’t such good friends. Now, you know, suddenly he’s there, suddenly he’s nice.” — Livia Rickli of Amsterdam on the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Sochi Olympics.

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“It is very clear that Bashar Assad is trying to win this on the battlefield instead of coming to the negotiating table in good faith.” — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who accused the Syrian president of stonewalling peace talks with opposition leaders.

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