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  • Gaza cease fire begins; Egypt to mediate talks on longer truce

    JERUSALEM A planned 72-hour cease-fire between Israel and Hamas began Tuesday as Israeli forces completed their withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and both sides prepared for indirect talks in Egypt on a longer truce to end a nearly monthlong war. The...
  • Russia sanctions could spell economic crisis for Finland: PM

    ESPOO Finland (Reuters) - Finland could face an economic crisis because of European Union sanctions against Russia and Helsinki will seek financial compensation from the EU if it is disproportionately hit by the measures, its prime minister said on...
  • 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,...
  • U.N. disabilities treaty deserves ratification

    The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should not be controversial: It requires equal access for the disabled and bans discrimination against them in all countries that sign on. There is no question that the Senate should...
  • U.S. accuses Russia of violating 1987 treaty on nuclear missiles

    The Obama administration has accused Russia of violating a key arms control agreement by testing an intermediate-range nuclear cruise missile. The tests, which U.S. officials have said began as early as 2008, have been a point of contention between...
  • UN accuses Israel of violating international law in Gaza school shelling

    JERUSALEM Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians who'd sought shelter from fighting in a United Nations school and 17 more died in an airstrike on a street market on Wednesday, the Gaza health ministry said, in a day of violence that prompted...
  • Israeli shells kill 16 at UN school packed with Gaza refugees

    JERUSALEM Israeli shells hit a United Nations school Wednesday packed with hundreds of Palestinian families who had fled fighting in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 100, health officials said. The strike on the school,...
  • U.S. envoy Max Baucus to China: More business ties, less cyber-theft

    In his first public address on the U.S.-China relationship since taking up the post of U.S. ambassador, Max Baucus said Wednesday that “the U.S. welcomes China’s rise” and that his priorities include pushing for a bilateral investment...
  • Fusing physics, cryptography to solve a nuclear inspection paradox

    Fusing physics, cryptography to solve a nuclear inspection paradox
    The solution to ridding nations of nuclear warheads may come from a simple puzzle involving marbles. That, at least, is what lies at the core of a warhead verification protocol designed by a Princeton University team, published this week in the...
  • 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...