Sen. Lamar Alexander (at left), R-TN, in the Capitol on Monday. He will vote to ratify the New START arms treaty with Russia.
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December 21, 2010 Passage will add to the things the president and Congress have been able to get done during the lame-duck session.
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November 18, 2010 Obama lobbied for the START treaty with Democratic and GOP administratiojn foreign policy and national security big names at his side. He said the treaty wasn't about politics with past pacts receiving bipartisan support.
October 28, 2010 Residents of the Arctic Circle region of Komi are mounting patrols to protect people and livestock from brown bears. The hot summer killed the bears' normal food sources -- and the animals are encroaching on towns and graveyards.
September 27, 2010 Georgia has changed its second official language to English from Russian. The move is part of an official effort to push the country closer to the West, and away from Russia.
August 5, 2010 Russian officials banned wheat exports as a lengthy drought and the need to feed its own people. The ban drove the price of wheat futures up to a two-year high, raising fears that higher food prices could follow.
August 18, 2008 After a busy weekend for international news from Pakistan, Russia, Georgia, and Iran, what does it all mean for the United States?
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