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An image grab taken from Syrian state TV shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (credit: DSK/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Sides With Diplomacy On Syria, But Promises U.S. Will Watch Closely

Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Obama said he had asked congressional leaders to postpone a vote on legislation he has been seeking to authorize the use of military force against Syria.

09/10/2013

President Barack Obama (Getty Images/Handout)

Obama Notes Split Over Syria Attack

Obama told reporters at the end of a two-day Group of 20 economic summit that he and other leaders had a “full airing of views on the issue” and there was a growing recognition that “the world cannot stand idly by.”

09/06/2013

A woman named Anna rallies in Times Square in support of the group Pussy Riot August 17, 2012. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Protesters Commemorate Anniversary Of Russian Punk Band’s Sentencing

Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

08/17/2013

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Bar Owners Dump Vodka Into Streets Over Laws Against Gays In Russia

Some bar owners poured bottles of Russian vodka into the streets of Manhattan on Monday, in an ongoing protest against Russia’s crackdown on the gay community.

08/05/2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo by Juan Carlos Munoz/Getty Images)

Russia Will Enforce Anti-Gay Law During 2014 Olympics In Sochi

The IOC said last week that it had received assurances “from the highest level of government in Russia that the legislation will not affect those attending or taking part in the games.”

08/01/2013

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Some NYC LGBT Bars Boycott Vodka Brands Over Russian Anti-Gay Laws

Several New York City LGBT nightspots have decided to take spirits made in Russia off their shelves, as part of a protest against anti-gay laws in that country.

07/27/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Schumer Threatens Economic Impact Against Ecuador If NSA Leaker Is Granted Asylum

Schumer issued a threat to the South American nation, warning its trade preferences with the U.S. would be in jeopardy if it allows Snowden in to avoid extradition on charges of espionage and theft of government property.

06/30/2013

In this handout photo provided by The Guardian, Edward Snowden speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data. (Photo by The Guardian via Getty Images)

Report: NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Avoids Extradition, Bound For Ecuador

An Aeroflot flight from Hong Kong believed to be carrying Edward Snowden landed in Moscow. On Sunday afternoon, WikiLeaks said Snowden was going to Ecuador to seek asylum.

06/23/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Schumer: FBI ‘May Have Messed Up’ In Handling 2011 Tsarnaev Investigation

Sen. Charles Schumer, who is often a staunch supporter of federal agencies, said there are serious questions now about what the FBI knew about the Tsarnaev brothers before the deadly Boston Marathon bombings and ensuing reign of terror.

04/28/2013

A man in Moscow looks at a computer screen displaying a picture reportedly taken in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk on February 15, 2013, showing the trail of a falling object above a residential area of the city. (Photo credit: YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Hundreds Injured By Blasts As Meteor Falls In Russia

A meteor streaked across the sky and exploded over Russia’s Ural Mountains with the power of an atomic bomb Friday, its sonic blasts shattering countless windows and injuring nearly 1,000 people.

02/15/2013

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

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New York Caviar Distributor Spared More Jail Time In Import Fraud Case

Isidoro “Mario” Garbarino was sentenced Monday in Manhattan to time served for unlawfully importing more than 100,000 pounds of Russian and Iranian caviar in the 1980s.

01/07/2013

Robert and Kim Summers are pleading for the Russian government to reconsider the ban. (credit: CBS 2)

Russian Adoption Ban Devastates N.J. Family Trying To Bring Orphan To U.S.

For two years, Robert and Kim Summers have been trying to bring a Russian child to their Freehold home and recently were matched with a little boy whom they have already named.

12/28/2012

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama face off in their final debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla. - Oct 22, 2012 (credit: Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images)

Fact Check Tuesday: Romney Vs. Obama – Round Three

Both men got things wrong. So Brooks Jackson of factcheck.org checked in to go over the claims and set the record straight.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

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