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  • U.N. panel votes for censure of North Korea's human rights 'horror'

    U.N. panel votes for censure of North Korea's human rights 'horror'
    A move by more than 100 nations to send North Korea's leadership to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity advanced Tuesday when the United Nations General Assembly human rights committee voted by a large margin to...
  • Japan plans to resume whaling next year

    Japan plans to resume whaling next year
    Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
  • Merkel's tough words for Putin

    Merkel's tough words for Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin bolted early from last weekend's world economic summit because, well, he had a long flight ahead to Moscow and he wanted to be fresh at work on Monday and you know how it is. Or maybe there was another reason for Putin's...
  • BUSAN: China-Korea Co-Prod Treaty a Mixed Bag

    BUSAN -- Veteran Hollywood entertainment lawyer Thomas Leo of L.A.-based Sheppard Mullin briefed attendees at the BIFF Asian Film Market Sunday on the ins and outs of international co-producing. Titled "Borderless Collaboration with China: International...
  • Why these new manufacturing jobs won't save the American middle class

    One of the more shortsighted and self-destructive policies local governments embrace is the pursuit, via tax breaks and other enticements, of manufacturing plants. The idea is that if a municipality gets a company to relocate a factory within its borders,...
  • Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru

    Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru
    On Monday, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru, to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change. It has been 25 years since the international community called for action on greenhouse gases. When the...
  • Taiwan's ruling Nationalists lose ground in local elections

    Taiwan's ruling Nationalists lose ground in local elections
    Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party, which brokered the nation's first major deals with historical foe China, lost ground in midterm local elections Saturday, a show of discontent that sparked the Cabinet head’s resignation and could snarl the...
  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
  • How Palestinian 'lawfare' could backfire

    How Palestinian 'lawfare' could backfire
    (JTA) — When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would...
  • Amnesty International condemns Israel for Gaza civilian deaths

    Amnesty International condemns Israel for Gaza civilian deaths
    Israeli forces “brazenly flouted the laws of war” and showed “callous indifference to the carnage” caused by attacks on civilian targets during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, according to a report released by Amnesty...
  • Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

    Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
    President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress. Obama and...