Leaders of the Senate Armed Services Committee don’t see any significant obstacles that would prevent 60 votes on the Defense authorization bill on the heels of Tuesday’s 67-33 budget deal vote.
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The European Union asked Israel on Tuesday to refrain from announcing any new plans for settlements on the West Bank, warning it could be responsible for failed peace talks.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declined Tuesday to commit to a vote on a tougher Iran sanctions bill in January when Congress returns from its Christmas recess.
Americans in South Sudan are advised to “depart immediately."
India acted out of revenge for the arrest of a diplomat in New York last week.
This designation does not “generally target the Government of Burma,” the department said.
Snowden said he is willing to help Brazil investigate NSA spying, but needs asylum to do so.
The Defense secretary stressed that U.S. missile defense efforts “pose no threat to Russia.”
Moscow has positioned a number of its nuclear-capable, long-range missiles to areas near the Russian-European border, in a show of force against a planned U.S. missile shield in Eastern Europe.
Russian forces have been quietly moving...
The head of the Pentagon’s sexual assault prevention office plans to step down next month, the Pentagon announced Monday.
Army Maj. Gen. Gary Patton, who has led the Pentagon’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office for 18 months,...