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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Israel orders more probes of suspected crimes by its forces in Gaza

    Israel has ordered criminal investigations of eight incidents of suspected violations of international law or military commands during the Gaza war this summer, Israel’s military announced. Israel’s military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Dan...
  • A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

    A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
    Penny Pritzker could have just walked by. But she didn't. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
  • Ruling party's losses could chill Taiwan's relations with Beijing

    Ruling party's losses could chill Taiwan's relations with Beijing
    Steep losses for Taiwan’s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party in local elections last weekend have set off a chain of resignations as the party and central government retrench for the 2016 presidential race, possibly cooling relations with the...
  • U.S., China unveil pact to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Students, teachers find endless opportunities at QVCC Expo

    Putnam High School technology teacher Jerry Mailhot brought 12 students to a manufacturing expo at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov 7. They joined more than 200 other students from 11 area high schools to see firsthand the products and career...
  • 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...
  • 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...