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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City. Timed to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly, CGI brings together heads of state, CEOs, philanthropists and others to help find solutions to the world's major problems.  (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton On Facebook Chat: Tougher Sanctions Are Needed On Russia

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia.

07/21/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

A man with his child walks by pro-Russian armed men blocking acces to the Ukrainian frontier guard base in Balaklava, a small city not far from Sevastopol, on March 1, 2014.  (Credit: VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: Obama Speaks With Russian President Putin Amid Ukraine Crisis

President Barack Obama spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the United Nations is “gravely concerned” following the Russian takeover of a part of Ukraine.

03/01/2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits the Ice Cube Curling Centre during his tour of the Olympic venues in the Black Sea city of Sochi on February 7, 2013. (Photo by SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Gives Assurances Of No Discrimination At Sochi Olympics

Preparations for the Feb. 7-23 Sochi Olympic games have been overshadowed by criticism of a recent Russian law outlawing “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.”

10/30/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama: Possibility Of Strike Against Syria Remains An Option

From Capitol Hill to the United Nations, a flurry of talks has erupted around a possible diplomatic solution in Syria.

09/11/2013

Dania and Nick Mavros (credit: Eleni Giannousis)

Congressman Steve Israel Fights To End Russian Ban On Adoptions

Israel is proposing to cut U.S. aid to Russia if babies being adopted by American couples aren’t let out of the country.

01/29/2013