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  • Fred Hiatt: As Putin keeps advancing, U.S. keeps rationalizing

    Fred Hiatt: As Putin keeps advancing, U.S. keeps rationalizing
    If someone had told you last fall that Russia would soon invade a neighboring country, annex part of it and occupy another chunk, you might have been skeptical. You certainly would not have believed that, in the face of this shattering of the accepted...
  • Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement

    Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement
    Oak Park residents voted in favor of a nonbinding referendum proposal that calls upon village government to reject an international trade agreement because of concerns about how the negotiations are taking place. With all precincts reporting, 73.5...
  • 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...
  • US tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

    GENEVA The Obama administration moved forcefully Thursday to distance itself from Bush administration policies, telling a United Nations panel that the ban on torture enshrined in a 1984 treaty that the U.S. signed applies worldwide and covers all...
  • Sugar makers fend off import threat

    WASHINGTON The North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, was supposed to open the door to the U.S. sugar market for Mexico. But as the Mexicans tried to step inside, America's sugar producers including Minnesota's nation-leading sugar...
  • Australia looks to 'dining boom' and trade deal with China

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the remote island state of Tasmania underscores Australia's push to ramp up agricultural exports, with the two countries on the verge of signing a free trade agreement. Australia is...
  • US, China announce pact to reduce 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, announced by...
  • 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,...
  • Michael Smerconish: Obama, GOP can 'get stuff done' if they compromise

    Alan Simpson received top billing in the most serious attempt at bipartisan fiscal reform of the modern era, the Simpson-Bowles commission, the very epitome of compromise. So who better to ask than the former Republican senator from Wyoming about how...
  • Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84

    Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84
    In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics. In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
  • Russia, China ink framework deal on second major gas supply deal

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia and China signed a framework agreement on Sunday for a new gas deal, just months after the two sides sealed a long-awaited supply agreement worth up to $400 billion, part of President Vladimir Putin's strategy to bolster ties...