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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Court upholds conviction of woman in Rwanda genocide case

    A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of a New Hampshire woman found guilty of lying about her role in the 1994 Rwanda genocide so she could obtain U.S. citizenship. Beatrice Munyenyezi is serving a 10-year prison sentence after being...
  • The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.

    The president wants to 'fast track' two massive trade deals. Congress should slow him down.
    President Obama is asking Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, the ability to "fast track" two massive trade deals with Europe and Asia: the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. This would allow him...
  • Florida export mission to Morocco set for May

    Florida export mission to Morocco set for May
    Florida is organizing an export mission in May to Morocco, the northwest African nation of 33 million residents across the Mediterranean from Spain. The visit is spearheaded by the state's economic development group, Enterprise Florida. The development...
  • Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas

    Two reports: U.N. slams Israel, Amnesty International faults Hamas
    The Gaza war fought last summer made 2014 the deadliest year for Palestinians since coming under Israeli occupation after the 1967 Mideast War, a United Nations report released Thursday said. In anĀ annual review titled “Fragmented Lives,”...
  • Steel executives ask Congress to help industry fend off imports

    WASHINGTON The chief executive officer of Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor joined other leading steelmakers on Thursday warning members of Congress about the dangers of foreign steel flooding U.S. markets. John Ferriola told members of the bipartisan...
  • Amnesty says Gazan militants committed war crimes

    The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that Palestinian militants committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. The report comes...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Iran nuclear deal close; both sides face harsh politics at home

    Iran nuclear deal close; both sides face harsh politics at home
    If all goes according to plan, U.S. officials will return home from here next week declaring they have reached a historic agreement that will restrict Iran’s nuclear program forever. Iranian officials will be in Tehran triumphantly explaining that...
  • New pro-trade board will sharpen Dems' divide on the issue

    President Barack Obama's allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. The effort will sharpen differences between the Democratic Party's liberal and pro-business...
  • Will Obama bargain over free-trade pact?

    The following editorial appeared in The Orange County Register on Friday, March 20: President Barack Obama has gotten into yet another political tussle with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. But this time it's not with the party of Boehner and McConnell,...
  • Constitution explicit in approval of treaties

    It's possible that negotiations with Iran regarding that country's nuclear intentions will conclude with an agreement that could affect the future of the civilized world. If that happens, the U.S. Constitution comes into play. In Article 2, it states that...