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  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • China, U.K. Sign Co-Production Treaty

    HONG KONG - China and the U.K. finally signed a long-awaited bilateral co-production on film. The treaty was signed Wednesday in Beijing by U.K. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey and Vice Minister Tong Gang of the State Administration of Radio, Film &...
  • Post-conflict societies: To hell and back

    FEW pages of history are as hard to read as those describing Rwanda between April and July in 1994. Working by hand rather than with the industrial methods that the Nazis used to kill Jews, and at more than three times the speed of the Holocaust, militias...
  • Taiwan protesters end long occupation of parliament over trade deal

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan ended a nearly monthlong blockade of parliament Thursday, giving leaders a fragile reprieve to finish a disputed trade pact with China, the island’s longtime political foe and biggest economic...
  • Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve

     Honor the legacy of my father, Christopher Reeve
    My father, actor Christopher Reeve, loved to travel, even after he was paralyzed from a severe spinal cord injury. During trips to places in the United States and abroad, he spoke with many people who, like him, had to find ways to navigate daily life...
  • The Syria dilemma: Can global atrocities be ranked?

    "These images are difficult to watch." "Very upsetting." "Perhaps the most upsetting." So went the warnings issued by CNN correspondent Jake Tapper on Sunday as he narrated the video clips showing the aftermath of the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack...
  • U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...
  • The International Criminal Court's risky move

    The Kenyan parliament's recent vote to withdraw from the International Criminal Court could undermine the trials of Kenya's president and deputy president. But even more alarming, the vote casts a shadow over the ICC's global mandate to effectively...
  • Drowning the oceans in plastic

    Drowning the oceans in plastic
    You've probably seen the images of dolphins caught in abandoned monofilament fishing nets, or of vast areas of plastic trash floating in remote waters of the Pacific, or of sea turtles consuming plastic bags that look remarkably like one of their favorite...
  • Scarlett Johansson takes heat for promoting Israeli firm SodaStream

    RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....