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  • 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)...
  • Trans-Pacific treaty doubts

    The Op-Ed article by President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott begins as a feel-good promotion of the military partnership between Australia and America. It isn't until the 10th paragraph that we learn this push piece is really about the...
  • 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...
  • Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change

    Former congressman Bacchus on trade, Orlando, climate change
    There aren’t many law firms in Florida that have someone like Jim Bacchus in their office. A former Congressman and international trade expert, Bacchus opened the Orlando office for Miami-based Greenberg Traurig in 1995. That was the same year...
  • MPAA top lobbyist Michael O'Leary to resign

    MPAA top lobbyist Michael O'Leary to resign
    Michael O'Leary, the top lobbyist with the Motion Picture Assn. of America, is stepping down. The MPAA said O'Leary, senior vice president for global policy and external affairs, will leave the MPAA at the end of June after nine years on the job....
  • Rachel Marsden: U.S., China go private with the Cold War

    PARIS -- The U.S. Justice Department filed charges this week against five Chinese military officers, accusing them of hacking American companies to steal secrets, including the nuclear energy company Westinghouse. In March, reports surfaced that the...
  • The outcome of the European Parliament elections

    The outcome of the recently concluded European Parliament elections is described in press and political circles in Europe and North America as a shock or crisis, but the actual reaction is better named hysteria, as if "Europe" is all over, and the rise of...
  • Vladimir Putin, master player

    Vladimir Putin, master player
    Let us now praise Vladimir Putin. Yes, Russia's president is a cold-hearted autocrat. And yes, he rules through a network of nasty oligarchs bent on squeezing profit from their country's oil riches. If he covets a piece of territory, he's liable to...
  • Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public

    Some presidents' health problems were shielded from public
    In the spring of 1920, it seemed to dawn on President Woodrow Wilson that his debilitating stroke months earlier had not only hurt him politically. It had also harmed the country. He confided in his close friend, the White House physician, Cary T....
  • U.S. attorneys, take heed: Don't make garden-variety crimes into federal cases

    The Supreme Court unanimously agreed this week that federal prosecutors could not use an international chemical weapons treaty to bring a case against a Philadelphia-area woman who tried to poison a romantic rival. The decision was a deserved rebuke for...
  • Taiwanese students protest trade pact with mainland China

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As students occupied Taiwan’s legislative chamber Sunday for a sixth day to protest a free-trade agreement with China, President Ma Ying-jeou denounced the takeover as a threat to democracy. Government officials have pledged...