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4 Questions the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Should Ask About the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report

By Annick Febrey Today, in advance of this year's release of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, five senior State Department officials will be briefing the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in a closed-door hearing. Following...Show More Summary

Moscow-NATO Ties Not to Be Restored Till Alliance Keeps Frightening Russia

Russia-NATO relations cannot be restored until the military Alliance refuses the strategy aiming to "frighten Russia," head of the Russian State Duma Foreign Affairs Committee Alexei Pushkov said Tuesday.

Sanders Says he Backs DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Primary Opponent

Relations between Bernie Sanders and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz have long been tense. And in an interview scheduled to be aired Sunday, Sanders made it clear he isn’t in any rush to make nice with the DNC, saying he is supporting Schultz’s primary opponent. Show More Summary

Ombudsman asks Vengsarkar, Amre to respond to conflict allegations

Justice (retired) AP Shah, the BCCI ombudsman, has asked the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) vice-president Dilip Vengsarkar and managing committee member Pravin Amre to respond to allegations of conflict of interest relating to their coaching assignment

Egyptian Lawmaker Urges Defense Ministries to Cooperate in MS804 Search

The chairman of Egypt's parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee called on Friday for enhancing cooperation between defense ministries of the countries involved in search of the EgyptAir passenger plane that went missing over the Mediterranean Sea.

THAT WAS FAST: Senate Commerce Committee Launches Inquiry Into Facebook’s News Curation. Relat…

THAT WAS FAST: Senate Commerce Committee Launches Inquiry Into Facebook’s News Curation. Related: Could Facebook Swing An Election?

HRC Global Travels to China

In partnership with the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, HRC Global traveled to four different Chinese cities to discuss the situation of LGBTQ people in the Asian country. As part of the spring delegation of the Professional...Show More Summary

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Mizzou Race Relations Committee Releases Series of Anti-Ra…

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Mizzou Race Relations Committee Releases Series of Anti-Racism Videos for ‘White People:’ The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations released a video series this...Show More Summary

SO THEY REALLY HAVEN’T LEARNED THEIR LESSON YET: Mizzou Race Relations Committee Releases Series of…

SO THEY REALLY HAVEN’T LEARNED THEIR LESSON YET: Mizzou Race Relations Committee Releases Series of Anti-Racism Videos for ‘White People.’

Missouri 'Religious Freedom' Bill Defeated In House Committee Vote

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The legislation, which is unlikely to be revived this session, would have shielded people who refuse to provide services related to same-sex marriages.

US ‘Playing’ in China Maritime Standoff, Not Backing Free Navigation

US freedom of navigation exercises have been too infrequent to demonstrate the resolve needed to dissuade China from continuing its militarization of the South China Sea, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said on Wednesday.

UK Parliament Defense Committee to Prepare Report on UK-Russia Relations

The British Parliament Defence Committee will prepare a report on the UK-Russia relations in the next few months, a parliamentary media officer said Tuesday.

LA 2024 wraps up first round of meetings with international sports federations

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

International relations have been a priority for LA 2024 over the past few months, with representatives of Los Angeles' Olympic bid committee traveling to visit sports officials around the world. Some of the meetings have been with International Olympic Committee members who will eventually vote...

HNC Lays Down Humanitarian Ultimatums Before Committing to Future Talks

If there is no progress of decisions related to the humanitarian aid, humanitarian access, liberation of women and children and full adherence to the ceasefire in Syria, the Syrian opposition’s High Negotiations Committee (HNC) will not take part in the May round of reconciliation talks, according to HNC spokesman.

Ambassador Marc Ginsberg Statement on Morocco

Statement by Former Ambassador Marc Ginsberg House Committee on Foreign Relations  April 20, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to appear at this congressional briefing today on U.S. relations with Morocco and the status of the Western Sahara. Show More Summary

U.S. Senator Threatens to Pull U.N. Funding Over Peacekeeping Sex Abuse

An influential U.S. senator has suggested the country could withhold funding to the United Nations over sex abuse scandals engulfing peacekeepers particularly in Africa. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on ending sexual abuse in U.N. Show More Summary

Can't government carry out BCCI's public functions, asks Supreme Court

last monthSports / Cricket : The Cordon

Persistent opposition from the BCCI to the recommendations made by the Lodha committee have provoked the Supreme Court to observe that public functions relating to cricket can be taken over by the government

U.N. chief was 'inept' on peacekeeper sex abuse: key U.S. senator

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday accused United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon of ineptitude for failing to halt sexual exploitation and abuse by blue-helmeted peacekeepers.

Obama’s hidden war in Iraq

Chief Tango sends us a link to the Wall Street Journal, where William McGurn reminds us that it was 45-years ago this month that John Kerry complained to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the troops who were giving their lives up so that the Nixon Administration didn’t have to own up to their mistakes […]

Friday Document Dump: Benghazi Committee Finally Gets Work-Related Emails From Clinton’s Inner Circle

Katie already mentioned that the Obama administration has turned over thousands of pages related to the Fast and Furious gun walking operation...

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