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German Business Expects Anti-Russia Sanctions Lift to Begin in Summer

German business community expects the process of the anti-Russia sanction removal to start in summer, the chairman of the Committee on eastern European Economic Relations said Saturday.

Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too

The Guardian: Barack Obama is planning to make “a big, public reach-out” to British voters to stay inside the European Union, the chair of the US Senate foreign relations committee has revealed. The plan emerged amid fears in Washington...Show More Summary

NCAA Football Rules Committee Approves Proposals to Improve Player Safety

The NCAA Football Rules Committee approved multiple proposals related to player safety Thursday that, if approved by the Playing Rules Oversight Panel in March, will be implemented for the 2016 season. A release posted on NCAA.com noted...Show More Summary

Iraq Needs Russia’s Advice, Help to Overcome Low Oil Prices’ Outcomes

Member of the Iraqi parliament's foreign relations committee Iqbal Abdul Hussein said that Iraq will need the Russian experience to get out of financial crisis.

Iraq, Russia to Discuss Deliveries of Modern Russian Weapons to Iraqi Army

Iraqi officials and the Russian delegation currently visiting Baghdad will discuss possible deliveries of modern Russian weaponry to the Iraqi armed forces, member of the Iraqi parliament's foreign relations committee Iqbal Abdul Hussein said Wednesday.

Newswire: Blue Jean Committee announce summer tour from those jagoffs Hall & Oates

Chicago and Philadelphia have been at odds many times over the years: Hot dogs vs. cheesesteak, Blackhawks vs. Flyers, and now Blue Jean Committee vs. Hall & Oates. The rival blue-eyed soul groups have always had a contentious relationship,...Show More Summary

Behind Closed Doors: Nuland Briefs US Senators on Russia Talks

US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland is discussing her recent talks with Russian officials in a classified briefing with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker told Sputnik.

Gazprom Intends to Resume Turkish Stream After Normalization of Ties

The implementation of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project will be reviewed after the normalization of relations between Russia and Turkey, Gazprom’s member of the Management Committee Oleg Aksyutin said Monday.

This Tax Treaty Would Authorize the Automatic Sharing of Americans’ Financial Information With Foreign Governments

In November, lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a number of seemingly innocuous tax treaties, which typically pass with little to no fanfare. However, buried among the eight tax treaties passed by the Senate...Show More Summary

N Korea Sanctions Bill Sets Precedent for Future Cyber Sanctions - Senator

Senator Cory Gardner said that the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approval of a new North Korea sanctions bill sets a precedent for future mandatory cyber sanctions.

Senate committee approves North Korea sanctions bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved legislation to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its latest nuclear test explosion. The bipartisan North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act expands on legislation that passed the House two weeks ago, which aims to deny Pyongyang hard currency for its weapons programs.

Senate panel approves measure to broaden North Korea sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Thursday to broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities.

US Senate Committee Approves N Korea Sanctions Bill

Sanctions bill against Pyongyang approved by the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.

US Senate Weighing Additional Measures Targeting Iran

US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said that the Committee will be looking at renewing non-nuclear-related sanctions on Iran and taking other measures targeting Tehran’s ballistic missile program.

Transgender Athlete May Make Historic Appearance In 2016 Summer Olympics Due To New Guidelines

Transgender athletes will be able to participate in the Olympics without having gender reassignment surgery according to reports from Outsports. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) updated the guidelines related to transgender athletes in November to more closely reflect standard policy already adopted by other regulatory sports organizations. Show More Summary

Obama Wins Support for Finally Targeting Daesh in Afghanistan - Senator

President Barack Obama is rectifying a previous mistake by reportedly approving the targeting of Daesh militants in Afghanistan, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker said in a statement.

U.S. senator was told of link between Iran sanctions, prisoners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When implementation of the Iran nuclear pact was looming and a secret prisoner swap deal in the works, Obama administration officials called the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in early January to ask him to put a hold on calls for sanctions over Tehran's missile test, the senator told Reuters.

PACE Relations With Russia to Depend on EU Stance – Russian Lawmaker

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) relations with Moscow will depend on the European Union’s stance, the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the lower house of Russia's parliament said Monday.

Oklahoma football player on NCAA committee is upset over NCAA's 'frustrating' lack of progress

The NCAA needs to get more done to help athletes. A year-and-a-half ago, the NCAA vowed to recommit itself to athletes with a new governance structure that would focus more on their needs. In the subhead of its own public relations release,...Show More Summary

France Sets Up Research Body to Study Russian Military, Political Strategy

Amid Russia’s increasing role in international relations, the French government created a special committee that would specialize in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union, the French weekly Challenges reported.

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