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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Pope says it's OK to spank kids, if their dignity is kept

    Pope Francis says it's OK to spank your children to discipline them - as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis...
  • US trade deficit jumps 17.1 percent in December to $46.6 billion, highest since late 2012

    The U.S. trade deficit in December jumped to the highest level in more than two years as exports fell and Americans bought a record amount of imports — a potentially worrisome development that could weigh on overall economic growth. The deficit...
  • Palestinian arrested in stabbing attack on Tel Aviv bus; 13 hurt

    Palestinian arrested in stabbing attack on Tel Aviv bus; 13 hurt
    A Palestinian man went on a stabbing rampage on a crowded bus at rush hour in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, injuring at least 13 Israelis, some seriously, authorities said. Police identified the assailant, who was arrested, as 23-year-old Hamza Matrouk from...
  • The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support

    The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
  • Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

    Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union
    Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
  • Obama is urged to push for gay rights in Pacific trade deal

    WASHINGTON In December, President Barack Obama ended trade benefits with Gambia after Africa's smallest country approved a law that called for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality" and its autocratic ruler referred to gays as "vermins." It's a...
  • Palestinians to put settlements in focus at war crimes court

    RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian leaders plan to ask a war crimes tribunal in two months to prosecute Israel for building settlements, leaving charges from last year's war in the Gaza Strip for later, Foreign Minister Riad Malki said. The calculation,...
  • Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza

    Legal expert quits panel investigating possible war crimes in Gaza
    Facing Israeli charges of bias, international legal expert William Schabas resigned as head of a United Nations panel investigating allegations of war crimes during last summer's conflict in the Gaza Strip. The move came before an examination of Israeli...
  • AP Interview: UN official says North Korea must abolish cult of Kim, not just prison camps

    A campaign within the United Nations to haul North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before an international court for crimes against humanity has touched off a defensive fury in Pyongyang, where it's being treated like a diplomatic declaration of war —...
  • U.N. Court: Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide during Balkan wars

    The United Nations' top court ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against each other's people during the bloody 1990s wars sparked by the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The ruling could help put to rest lingering animosities...
  • UN's highest court: Neither Serbia nor Croatia committed genocide during 1990s Balkan wars

    The United Nations' top court ruled Tuesday that Serbia and Croatia did not commit genocide against each other's people during the bloody 1990s wars sparked by the breakup of Yugoslavia. The ruling could help put to rest lingering animosities between the...