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  • Factbox: Key elements of Australia-China free trade deal

    CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia sealed a landmark free trade agreement (FTA) with its top trade partner China on Monday, concluding a decade of negotiations. Once the framework of the deal signed by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Chinese...
  • Putin says he's convinced solution to Ukraine crisis possible

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia President Vladimir Putin said in a German television interview on Sunday that he is convinced it should be possible to find a way to resolve the crisis in Ukraine but added he was concerned about the threat of ethnic cleansing....
  • Michael Smerconish: Obama, GOP can 'get stuff done' if they compromise

    Alan Simpson received top billing in the most serious attempt at bipartisan fiscal reform of the modern era, the Simpson-Bowles commission, the very epitome of compromise. So who better to ask than the former Republican senator from Wyoming about how...
  • US tells UN torture treaty applies to everyone, everywhere

    GENEVA The Obama administration moved forcefully Thursday to distance itself from Bush administration policies, telling a United Nations panel that the ban on torture enshrined in a 1984 treaty that the U.S. signed applies worldwide and covers all...
  • Sugar makers fend off import threat

    WASHINGTON The North American Free Trade Agreement, better known as NAFTA, was supposed to open the door to the U.S. sugar market for Mexico. But as the Mexicans tried to step inside, America's sugar producers including Minnesota's nation-leading sugar...
  • Australia looks to 'dining boom' and trade deal with China

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to the remote island state of Tasmania underscores Australia's push to ramp up agricultural exports, with the two countries on the verge of signing a free trade agreement. Australia is...
  • US, China announce pact to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    BEIJING Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement, announced by...
  • U.S., China unveil pact to cut greenhouse-gas emissions

    BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse-gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement,...
  • Drugs rotting on the vine

    Drugs rotting on the vine
    With Ebola threatening the world's populations, there is a new urgency to find therapies. Bringing naturally occurring pharmaceuticals to market should be a priority for our nation because drugs derived from nature are astonishingly successful. The United...
  • Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84

    Longtime congressman Philip Crane dies at 84
    In the early years of his decadeslong congressional career, Philip Crane was a key figure in the fledgling conservative movement that became a standard of American politics. In the 1970s, the Illinois congressman's home in McLean, Va., was the meeting...
  • Russia, China ink framework deal on second major gas supply deal

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Russia and China signed a framework agreement on Sunday for a new gas deal, just months after the two sides sealed a long-awaited supply agreement worth up to $400 billion, part of President Vladimir Putin's strategy to bolster ties...