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International Laws and Treaties

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  • 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...
  • Quickly for March 11: 'Senate must concur on treaties'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. The Constitution of the United States says in Article II Section 2 that all treaties...
  • New low in relations between Obama, congressional GOP

    Relations between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans have hit a new low. There has been little direct communication between Obama and the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill since Republicans took full control of Congress in January. Obama...
  • International Criminal Court combines Ivory Coast cases

    International Criminal Court judges have agreed to put Ivory Coast's former president on trial together with a former youth leader on charges of involvement in deadly violence that erupted after 2010 elections. Laurent Gbagbo will now stand trial with...
  • Russia opts out of European arms control treaty

    Russia says it will no longer attend consultations related to a key European arms control treaty, accusing the West of stonewalling its demands. The move comes as Russia-West relations have plunged to their lowest point since the Cold War times over...