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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Gaza cease fire begins; Egypt to mediate talks on longer truce

    JERUSALEM A planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began Tuesday as Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and both sides prepared for indirect talks in Egypt on a longer truce to end a nearly monthlong war. The...
  • Questions regarding the value of life and international law

    Unlike most Palestinians, I don't believe that Israel attempts to kill a maximum number of Palestinian civilians, especially children. At the same time, I don't accept the Israeli claims that Hamas militants use Palestinian civilians as human shields. Yet...
  • Australia wants G20 to focus more on trade after WTO deal collapse

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia is urging the Group of 20 advanced and emerging countries to put more emphasis on boosting global trade in their proposals for economic growth, particularly in the wake of last week's collapsed World Trade Organization...
  • Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington

    Ebola crisis alters agenda for African summit in Washington
    With about 50 African leaders coming to town for a summit and massive gala dinner at the White House this week, the Obama administration had to adjust for a last-minute party spoiler: the deadly Ebola virus. Two West African heads of state, Nobel...
  • Putin's provacations mean Obama has a 'Russia problem'

    To the editor: Steven Pifer is correct to argue for "continued U.S. observance" of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in response to its finding that "Russia violated [that treaty] by testing a prohibited cruise missile." Also, he is...
  • Britain has ambitious plan for driverless cars, but roadblocks remain

    Britain has announced a plan to fast-track driverless cars, meaning self-driving cars could hit public roads by early 2015. It is the first sovereign state to make such a large-scale and public commitment to testing the cars, experts said. “It&...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • Families of Malaysia Airlines victims unlikely to receive compensation

    WASHINGTON The accusations that Russia bears the blame for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine two weeks ago leaves a key question still hanging: Will the already-troubled investigation produce any...
  • Israel must yield to pressures from US and adhere to international law

    SAN FRANCISCO Israel must yield to pressures from the United States and to the dictates of both international law and basic morality, and immediately desist its destruction of the Gaza Strip. There is simply nothing that justifies slaughter of innocent...
  • Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push

    Israel pummels Gaza; Kerry steps up diplomatic push
    Israeli forces pounded Gaza on Wednesday, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists and sending thousands of residents fleeing, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on a visit to Israel ceasefire talks had made some progress. In a blow to...
  • U.N. disabilities treaty deserves ratification

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should not be controversial: It requires equal access for the disabled and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. There is no question that the Senate should...