WASHINGTON— The Senate struggled unsuccessfully to prevent an interruption in critical government surveillance programs early Saturday, blocking a House-passed bill and several short-term extensions of the USA Patriot Act. Finally, McConnell announced early Saturday that the Senate would begin a weeklong Memorial Day break and return on Sunday, May 31,...» Read More
Does Vladimir Putin care about the Russian people? CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, (R-IL), House Foreign Affairs Committee, discuss what sanctions and restrictions the U.S. may be able to impose on Russia and how the fallout will affect the Russian people.
Discussing the threat Russian aggression poses to Europe's natural gas supplies, with Willis Sparks Eurasia Group analyst.
Discussing Vladimir Putin's objective and America's options in Ukraine, with Retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.
NBC's Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports there is no talk of a U.S. military attack on Russia and there is no indication Russia is going to move beyond Crimea.
Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discusses the standoff in Ukraine and what is likely Vladimir Putin's next move.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk believes a political and diplomatic solution can be reached, reports CNBC's Steve Sedgwick.
Russia has sent troops to occupy Crimea. NBC's Jim Maceda discusses what leverage the U.S. and the EU have over Russia.
NBC News Correspondent Jim Maceda reports Russian forces have occupied Crimea's airports, ferry ports and telecom towers.
Daragh McDowell, senior analyst at Maplecroft, says Russia is trying to provoke a "Georgian-style scenario" by forcing Ukraine to fire the first shot and says a Western-led military action against Russia is unlikely.
Russia's intrusion in Ukraine is a declaration of war says Victoria Sumar, Deputy Secretary of the Council of National Security and Defence of Ukraine, adding that Ukraine has "no reason to use armed forces right now."
The U.S. spent more than $600 billion on its military forces in 2012, the latest figures available. Here's a look at where the money went.
The U.S. government plans to shrink the Army in a new spending proposal. It would be the smallest force since before the Second World War.
Two powerful Libyan militias warned members of parliament to step down Tuesday or face arrest.
"It's up to Japan" whether there would be an armed conflict between Tokyo and Beijing, says Jiang Jianqing, chairman at the ICBC.
A suicide car bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a top security compound in central Cairo on Friday, killing at least four people.
United Technologies reported a rise in profit that topped Wall Street estimates, helped by a stronger performance across its businesses.
More than 98 percent of voters backed a new Egyptian constitution in a referendum this week, authorities said on Saturday, though the turnout was lower than some officials had indicated, with under 40 percent of the electorate taking part.
Steve Bucci, Heritage Foundation Foreign Policy Studies, and Gen. Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, discuss Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates' book, which slams the leadership of President Obama.
NBC's Jim Maceda reports the suicide bomber in Volgograd, Russia has been identified, and on the security measures being taken to protect athletes and attendees at the winter games.
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey Associates, discusses the turmoil in Russia and how Sochi can be secured for the Winter Olympics.