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International Laws and Treaties

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama's solution to seizing of US knives, high border costs

    Hardware Sales Inc. of Bellingham, Washington, does about 25 percent of its online business outside the United States. But going global can be frustrating. Overzealous Australian customs inspectors sometimes confiscate perfectly legal knives. Canada...
  • Guyana defends oil concession in waters claimed by Venezuela

    Guyana's government on Saturday rejected the latest objections raised by neighboring Venezuela over the granting to ExxonMobil Corp. of an oil and gas concession in Caribbean waters claimed by both nations. Foreign Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett said...
  • Iran wants Security Council to block future US sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says he's counting on the United Nations Security Council to prevent U.S. lawmakers from overturning any deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. An agreement...
  • Republicans' letter to Iran is far from unprecedented

    Republicans' letter to Iran is far from unprecedented
    The Obama administration has excoriated Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and 46 other Republicans for writing to Iran’s leaders informing them of the Senate’s constitutional role in approving international agreements. Vice President Joe Biden went...
  • Major unions stepping up battle against free-trade pact

    The AFL-CIO union says it and its affiliated unions are freezing political contributions to federal candidates "until further notice" to channel funds into the labor's intensifying battle to stop or at least help shape a proposed free-trade agreement...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are Republican senators undermining Obama's Iran strategy?

    Forty-seven Republican U.S. senators, organized by Arkansas freshman Tom Cotton, published an open letter to the Iranian government this week explaining how the U.S. Constitution works. Referring to President Obama's ongoing negotiations over Iran's...
  • Better trade deals

    Better trade deals
    Better trade deals With negotiators closing in on a major and hotly disputed trade pact for the Pacific region, the Obama administration is pressing Congress again to pass a bill that would require an up-or-down vote on the agreement with no...