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  • European cheese chauvinism could lead to other trade barriers, such as sushi censorship

    In the late 1970s, some Philadelphia wiseguys would joke about a certain establishment. "We call it the Buy It From Us Or Else Cheese Company," they'd say. That was in my investigative reporting days, and I had a few entertaining conversations with some...
  • The U.N. Security Council has an obligation to act in Syria

    "Does it stay on all the time or does it come off?" Ahmed asked from his hospital bed, frowning at the thought of a prosthetic leg. "I want one that doesn't come off." These are the words of a 12-year-old boy, an innocent victim of a brutal regime and...
  • Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

     Free trade on steroids: The threat of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Many supporters of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, trade agreement are arguing that its fate rests on President Obama's bilateral talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan this week. If Japan and the United States can sort out...
  • Human rights complaints rise in Palestinian territories, group says

    Complaints of torture and other mistreatment rose by 50% last year in areas governed by the Palestinian Authority, according to a report by an independent commission. The annual report by the Ramallah-based Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR)...
  • Oscar Protest: Visual Effects Protestors Take to Streets

    Midday drizzle provided some relief from California's parching drought but it was the Golden State's withering visual effects industry in focus as visual effects artists took to the streets of Hollywood Sunday. It was the second consecutive year the...
  • CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves

    CIA reportedly says Russia sees treaty as justifying Ukraine moves
    [Updated, 8 p.m., March 3: WASHINGTON — CIA director John Brennan told a senior lawmaker Monday that a 1997 treaty between Russia and Ukraine allows up to 25,000 Russia troops in the vital Crimea region, so Russia may not consider its recent troop...
  • Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional

    Obama: Referendum on independence in Crimea is unconstitutional
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Thursday declared that a referendum asking Crimean voters if they want to join Russia would violate Ukraine's constitution and international law, and he promised to keep ramping up the pressure on Russia until it...
  • International court convicts Congolese warlord Katanga of war crimes

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The International Criminal Court on Friday handed down the second conviction in its 12-year history, finding former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga guilty on four counts of war crimes and one count of crimes against...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • Ukraine leaders vow not to cede land; Russia tightens grip on Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Leaders of Ukraine vowed Sunday not to cede any part of their nation’s territory, even as Russia defended its virtual takeover of the disputed Crimean peninsula and signaled its willingness to act on the result of an upcoming...
  • Chula Vista man pleads guilty to smuggling dried sea cucumbers

    Chula Vista man pleads guilty to smuggling dried sea cucumbers
    SAN DIEGO -- A 50-year-old Chula Vista man has pleaded guilty to smuggling 100 pounds of dried sea cucumbers into the U.S. from Mexico to sell on the lucrative black market. Cheng Zhuo Liu admitted in federal court that he smuggled the small marine...