| Dec 7, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on harsh treatment of detainees prompted renewed calls for legal action against CIA officers, but the Obama administration on Tuesday questioned the need for criminal prosecution.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 9:32 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 1:09 PM
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,...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:24 AM
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...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The United Nations Climate Change Conference convenes in Lima, Peru, this week and next, in anticipation of an even more important gathering in Paris next year. President Barack Obama last month inked a deal with China to limit carbon emissions with the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 10:04 AM
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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:50 AM
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,...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:36 PM
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...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:59 AM
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...