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International Laws and Treaties

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  • United States steps up pressure on Guatemala over labor rights

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States ramped up pressure on Guatemala to better protect workers' rights on Thursday by restarting a trade case that could lead to hefty fines for the Central American nation. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman...
  • Japan's Amari, USTR Froman arranging TPP talks next week

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman are due to meet next week in Washington for talks on a bilateral deal that is crucial to clinching a broader multilateral Pacific rim trade pact. U.S....
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

    ┬áSen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...
  • OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance

    OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance
    LONDON (Reuters) - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation...
  • EU legal fog lets Scots bank on politics to keep them in

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - If Scots vote for independence, it will be in part because they believe assurances that their small Atlantic peninsula can quit the United Kingdom without ever leaving the secure embrace of the European Union. That, however, is not...
  • Russia says dissatisfied with U.S. talks over arms treaty concerns

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it was dissatisfied with talks held with U.S. officials to address concerns that Moscow had violated a Cold War-era arms control agreement by testing a ground-launched cruise missile. Relations between the two...
  • Russia says air strikes in Syria would be act of aggression without U.N. vote

    MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria without a U.N. Security Council mandate would be an act of aggression, raising the possibility of a new confrontation with the West in coming weeks. "The U....
  • EU seeks compromise with Russia over Ukraine free-trade pact

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The EU will offer Russia more time to adjust to a European trade pact with Ukraine, diplomats say, moving to ease bilateral tensions over an accord at the center of the crisis in Ukraine as a ceasefire there takes hold. Ukraine...
  • Fight against Islamist militants must respect international law: Russia

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The fight against Islamist militants in Syria and Iraq should only be carried out in compliance with international law and with respect for the territorial integrity of these nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday....
  • Israel orders criminal probes of actions by its military in Gaza

    Israel ordered criminal investigations into some suspected cases of international law violations by its military during the recent fighting against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, according to reports Wednesday. The cases are among dozens under...
  • New U.N. rights boss warns of 'house of blood' in Iraq, Syria

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The new U.N. human rights chief urged world powers on Monday to protect women and minorities targeted by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, saying the fighters were trying to create a "house of blood." Jordan's Zeid Ra'ad al...