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  • Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours

    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, cease fire extended 72 hours
    The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday. Shortly after returning to...
  • China's Xi to visit South Korea, suggesting impatience with North

    Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to Korea on Thursday, and in a break with tradition, he will visit South Korea instead of China’s old ally in the North. Chinese presidents have visited Pyongyang before Seoul since South...
  • Putin: Ukraine, Russia's views on peace 'very close'

    Putin: Ukraine, Russia's views on peace 'very close'
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to deescalate the conflict despite renewed shelling. After speaking with Ukraine's...
  • Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts

    Silicon to spinach: Japan tech helps farmers cope with climate shifts
    Japanese technology firms are applying their expertise in energy-saving and cloud technology to help farmers cope with shifting weather patterns, an onslaught of cheaper imports and a shrinking workforce. Panasonic Corp, Fujitsu Ltd and others,...
  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • President Obama, choose your words carefully

    President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...
  • A bitter harvest for a hungry India

    When Narendra Modi took office as prime minister of the world's largest democracy on a pro-business platform in May, we were optimistic. Modi had embraced a campaign theme stressing jobs and economic expansion. Among his priorities, he said, were stronger...
  • U.N. to investigate possible war crimes in Gaza

    The United Nations on Monday named three experts to an international commission of inquiry into possible human rights violations and war crimes committed by both sides during Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip. William Schabas, a Canadian...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • International court to hear Luis Suarez's appeal of ban for biting

    International court to hear Luis Suarez's appeal of ban for biting
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has confirmed that it will fast-track Luis Suarez's appeal of a four-month ban for biting an opponent during a recent World Cup game. Suarez is scheduled to appear before the international court in Lausanne,...