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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Obama drives ahead on climate with government emissions cuts

    President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half over the next decade, driving his climate change agenda forward despite percolating challenges from Republican-led states. By...
  • Netanyahu reverses on Palestinian statehood; White House fumes

    JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fresh from a victory in Israel's elections, tried Thursday to walk back a campaign statement that no Palestinian state would be established on his watch, saying he still endorsed a two-state solution to the...
  • How World War II figures in a new fight over Greek debt

    BERLIN Last week in the Greek village of Nafpolio, Germans Ludwig Zaccaro and Nina Lange handed 875 euro, about $940 at the current rate, to the local mayor. The money, which the mayor said would be given to a local charity, was what the couple figured...
  • International court judges recommend starting trial in Congo

    International Criminal Court judges have recommended starting the trial of a former militia leader in Congo, so the case can be brought closer to communities that were affected by the atrocities he is charged with. If the court's president agrees to...
  • Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates launch anti-tobacco legal fund

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the tobacco industry. The newly created Anti-Tobacco Trade...
  • Putin signs treaty integrating South Ossetia into Russia

    Russia tightened its control Wednesday over a second breakaway region of Georgia, with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leader of South Ossetia signing a new treaty that calls for nearly full integration. Georgian President Giorgi...
  • US files case against Indonesia for barriers to farm imports

    The United States is escalating a food fight with Indonesia, charging that the Southeast Asian country violates world trade rules by blocking imports of fruit, produce and meat. U.S. trade and agriculture officials announced Wednesday that the U.S. is...
  • Vietnam and Australia leaders agree to closer defense ties

    Vietnam and Australia agreed to closer security ties Wednesday, including training Vietnamese troops in Australia as Canberra seeks to balance its relationship with its biggest trading partner China and relations with other neighbors in the Asia-Pacific...
  • Pelosi embraces tough questions about Obama's trade agenda

    President Barack Obama's bid for a new trade deal didn't get easier Tuesday when the House's top Democrat said her caucus embraces a dozen demands that may be tough to meet. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has always walked a careful line on trade....
  • Hillary's mystery: Where Clinton stands on issues dividing her party

    Even though Hillary Clinton has been at the forefront of U.S. politics for more than two decades, her views on some of the key issues dividing the Democratic Party remain a mystery. As she prepares a run for president, Clinton isn't talking about free-...
  • GOP senators do a disservice to the nation and the Constitution

    GOP senators do a disservice to the nation and the Constitution
    Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and the 46 other GOP Senators who took it upon themselves to lecture the Iranian government on the provisions of the U.S. Constitution are themselves in need of some remedial schooling on not only the Constitution but on the...