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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

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  • Lawmakers take sanctions from Russia as badge of honor

    WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress who were hit Thursday with sanctions by Russia celebrated their standing as a badge of honor, pledging to continue pressing for Ukraine from their spot on President Vladimir Putin's enemies list. "I guess this means...
  • U.S. and Russia trade sanctions over Crimea

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Russian presidents imposed sanctions on each other's top aides and other government officials Thursday as the dispute over Crimea intensified and the White House worried publicly that Moscow might be positioning its...
  • Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians

    Rebel assault on Kasab, Syria, revives dark memories for Armenians
    BEIRUT — A rebel assault on the northern Syrian town of Kasab near the Turkish border has sparked a furor among Armenians worldwide and revived dark memories of the Ottoman-era genocide. It's unclear how many civilian casualties occurred in the...
  • Israeli settlement plans sank peace talks, Kerry says

    WASHINGTON  -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Tuesday that Israel’s announcement last week of new housing for Jewish settlers in East Jerusalem led to the breakdown of his eight-month effort to reach a peace deal between Israelis and...
  • Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages

    Ukraine separatists hold buildings and hostages
    MOSCOW — Heavily armed separatists held Ukrainian government buildings and hostages Tuesday as tensions increased sharply and threatened to push a dispute over treatment of the country's ethnic Russians into bloodshed. Ukrainian government...
  • Local officials express happiness with resolution observing Armenian Genocide

    Public officials in Glendale are praising a vote by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday that passed a resolution to observe and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. Authored by committee chair Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Sen. Mark...
  • Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence

    Russian and Ukrainian officials trade blame for continued violence
    WASHINGTON — The fragile diplomatic accord to resolve the Ukraine crisis frayed Sunday as an armed clash erupted in eastern Ukraine and top Russian and Ukrainian officials, appearing on television talk shows, each demanded the other side lay down...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • Caroline Kennedy confirmed as ambassador to Japan

    Caroline Kennedy confirmed as ambassador to Japan
    WASHINGTON – The Senate late Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Caroline Kennedy as the next U.S. ambassador to Japan. Kennedy, a prominent author and philanthropist and the daughter of President Kennedy, was nominated for the position by...
  • Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

     Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve
    My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...
  • A dilemma for Syria's minorities

    A dilemma for Syria's minorities
    The Obama administration — with the backing of key Republicans in Congress — is poised to embark on a strategy that entails punitive airstrikes on Syrian government positions and stepped-up lethal aid to moderate elements of the Syrian...
  • The Syria vote's political stakes

    The Syria vote's political stakes
    Every member of the Senate with a glimmer of ambition to run for president — and that's most of them — knows that a vote for war can make or break a political career. The example of Hillary Rodham Clinton, whose vote to authorize the 2003...