LONDON Air Jordan 13 Hyper Pink For Sale , April 23 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Mary Keitany broke the women-only marathon world record as she won a third London Marathon on Sunday.

Keitany, 35, who previously won the race in 2011 and 2012, clocked two hours 17 minutes and one seconds, breaking British athlete Paula Radcliffe's 'women's only' marathon world record of 2:17:42 set in 2005.

The women's fastest marathon time was still kept by Radcliffe when she won the mixed race in 2003 with 2:15.25.

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- In the most sweeping change in U.S.-Cuban relations in five decades, U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Wednesday plans to normalize ties with Cuba in a move that has sparked much controversy in the United States.

"Neither the American or the Cuban people are well served by a policy that's rooted in events that took place before many of us were born," Obama said in a televised speech on Wednesday.

"We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests and, instead Air Jordan 13 Chicago For Sale , we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries," Obama said.

The U.S. severed ties with Cuba in 1961, shortly after Cuban leader Fidel Castro launched a revolution that toppled a U.S.- friendly government. The two countries have been at loggerheads ever since, with tensions boiling over on a number of occasions, most notably the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Emotions are running high on the issue Air Jordan 13 Altitude Black 2017 For Sale , with many applauding the move but many others, such as Republicans and a few Democrats, slamming the decision.

Marco Rubio, a son of Cuban immigrants and incoming Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, said he will "make every effort to block this dangerous and desperate attempt by the president to burnish his legacy at the Cuban people's expense."

He slammed the decision as not only "naive" but also "willfully ignorant" in a speech on Wednesday broadcast by a number of U.S. media.

Ted Cruz Air Jordan 13 Retro Altitude Black For Sale , a Republican Senator whose father hails from Cuba, said on Fox News that Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba was a "tragic mistake".

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez, a son of Cuban immigrants and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, also blasted the Obama administration, calling the decision "misguided" and lambasting Obama over the exchange of three Cuban spies for a U.S. intelligence asset.

Among analysts Air Jordan 13 Altitude Black For Sale , some believe it is time for a normalization of relations while others contend the Castro government needs to make changes.

"Obama is normalizing relations with Cuba because the U.S. sanctions have been a complete failure. The President hopes that he can produce better results through bargaining and negotiation," Brookings Institution's senior fellow Darrell West told Xinhua, adding that Obama is shifting his focus to foreign policy in the last two years of his time in office.

But some analysts believe the U.S.-Cuba normalization will hit a number of roadblocks.

Heritage Foundation's senior fellow Mike Gonzalez said in a conference call for journalists that the incoming Republican- controlled Congress will react to stop the president from implementing the sweeping changes, adding that Congress has a number of tools at its disposal.

"(Congress) can put a hold on whatever ambassador is appointed (to serve in Cuba), it can...prevent funds from being spent on an embassy Jordan 13 Retro Altitude Black For Sale ," he said, citing examples.

In the same call, Heritage Foundation's research associate Ana Rosa Quintana said the recent Republican sweep in the midterm elections showed that Americans are not happy with Obama's foreign policy.

She contended that the Helms-Burton Act, which tightened the trade embargo against Cuba and ratcheted up restrictions on Americans traveling to the country, is unlikely to be repealed by the incoming Republican-controlled Congress.

As such Jordan 13 Altitude Black 2017 For Sale , Obama will use executive authority to relax some restrictions on banking, certain trade and travel to Cuba.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Wednesday in a statement that enhanced contact with the U.S. is "key to advancing political and economic freedom for the Cuban people."

"The steps we are taking will increase travel, commerce, communications and private business development between the United States and Cuba and promote positive change for Cuba's citizens" Lew said.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- International experts have verified all but one of Syria's 23 declared chemical weapons sites after viewing a video presented by the Syrian government showing the destruction of a facility in the country's northern conflict- plagued city of Aleppo Jordan 13 Altitude Black For Sale , a UN official said here Thursday.

The joint mission by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations, which is overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical arsenal, visited 21 of the sites last month.

However, "the additional site inspected is in the region of Aleppo and was one of the two sites that could not be visited earlier due to safety and security reasons," said Farhan Haq , the acting deputy UN spokesman.

The Syrian government provided the joint mission with footage of the facility near Aleppo that confirmed the site has been dismantled and abandoned.

"The exact geographical location and the time of capture of the footage and images were fully au.