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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Obama's calm global strategy set to pay off in 2015

    The Obama administration's "lead from behind" approach in relations with the rest of the world could work well for it in 2015. Cooperating with allies rather than 'going-it-alone' holds promise for dealing with the major issues facing the world. 'Shoot...
  • Israeli group: Most of the dead in 70 Gaza home strikes were women, children and the elderly

    A majority of Palestinians killed in dozens of Israeli attacks on Gaza homes in the 2014 war with Hamas were women, minors or the elderly, and some of the strikes violated the rules of war, an Israeli rights group said Wednesday. The B'Tselem group...
  • Bombing houses in Gaza violated international law, Israeli rights group charges

    JERUSALEM In the most extensive report yet on Israel's policy of bombing homes during last summer's war in Gaza, the Israeli human rights group B'tselem said Wednesday that some of the attacks violated international law while others raised "grave concern"...
  • GOP lawmakers back Obama's push for new trade deals, but Democrats say jobs may suffer

    It doesn't happen often, but Republican lawmakers on Tuesday gave more support to President Barack Obama than did Democrats on a key issue: trade. Trade has long created strange politics, but the issue has languished on congressional back burners...
  • Trade pacts threaten U.S. sovereignty

    In the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, or fast-track approval, for two new NAFTA-style trade agreements. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks. Fast track...
  • U.S., Russia should return to on-site inspections for treaty claims

    The ongoing diplomatic back-and-forth between the United States and Russia would have you believe that the future viability of the history-making Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is nil. That would represent a major setback for arms control...
  • Commander in Joseph Kony's feared militia makes first International Criminal Court appearance

    A commander in warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia made his first appearance before an International Criminal Court judge Monday, calling himself a former soldier who was abducted and "taken to the bush" when he was just 14. Dominic Ongwen appeared in...
  • Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union

    Connecticut Democrats Praise Obama's State Of The Union
    Most of President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday drew enthusiastic support from Connecticut Democrats and the state's congressional delegation, especially his aggressive calls for free community college education, middle class tax cuts,...
  • US ambassador to UN: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at international court to face justice

    A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children was taken into custody early Wednesday at the International Criminal Court, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement, the U.S. Ambassador to the...
  • Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal

    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch shaped by work with Rwanda tribunal
    As a longtime federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, N.Y., Loretta Lynch confronted murderers, the Mafia and violent drug peddlers. She is probably best known for convicting two New York police officers in the 1997 broomstick sodomizing of Haitian immigrant...
  • Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers

    Rick Daugherty: Proposed Trans-Pacific trade agreement bad deal for U.S. workers
    President Obama at the State of the Union address briefly touched on trade. Yet what he advocated might have a greater implication on our lives than anything else that was mentioned. He said that "past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype."...