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  • Rwanda court's forgotten men pose challenge to international justice

    THE HAGUE/DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Justin Mugenzi was legally cleared of any role in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. But an oversight in the international justice system means he remains a virtual prisoner in a United Nations safe house in the eastern African...
  • Germany may close foreign 'patent box' tax loophole: report

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is working on closing a tax loophole whereby German firms use so-called "patent box" tax breaks available abroad on profits generated from patented research to minimize tax bills, according...
  • U.S.-led strikes in Iraq, Syria compound humanitarian plight: ICRC

    GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday that U.S.-led air strikes on Islamist insurgents in Iraq and Syria had worsened a dire humanitarian crisis on the ground. All warring parties in the widening...
  • Russia's Lavrov questions legality of U.S. airstrikes on Syria

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia questioned on Friday the legality of U.S. and Arab air strikes in Syria to target Islamic State militants because the action was taken without the approval and cooperation of Moscow's ally Damascus. The United States,...
  • Israel must do more to break the impasse with Palestine

    Last year, I was full of hope that there could be a negotiated solution and peace between Palestinians and Israelis. I joined several of my colleagues in launching Breaking the Impasse, an initiative that we believed would lead Palestinian and Israeli...
  • U.S. and China announce plans to curb greenhouse gases

    At a summit Tuesday to kick off the drafting of an international climate change accord, President Obama spoke bluntly of American responsibility for global warming and pledged that ambitious steps would be unveiled over the next year to cut greenhouse gas...
  • United States says role for Iran in tackling Islamic State

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran had a role to play in a global coalition to tackle Islamic State militants who have seized swaths of Iraq and Syria and proclaimed a caliphate in the heart of the...
  • Russia critical of MH17 inquiry, wants bigger U.N. role

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday criticized an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine, saying it can be transparent only with more U.N. involvement, even though the world body found the inquiry...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Putin's anti-modern empire

    Putin's anti-modern empire
    Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland and began what would become the bloodiest war in human history, World War II. Throughout the 1930s, the nature of the Nazi regime and its intentions were quite obvious. Yet the major...