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International Laws and Treaties

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  • Israel orders more probes of suspected crimes by its forces in Gaza

    Israel has ordered criminal investigations of eight incidents of suspected violations of international law or military commands during the Gaza war this summer, Israel’s military announced. Israel’s military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Dan...
  • A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker

    A day with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker
    Penny Pritzker could have just walked by. But she didn't. U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell — her boss' archrival, the Kentucky Republican who will assume control of the U.S. Senate in January — was sitting there, behind a newspaper, waiting,...
  • Ruling party's losses could chill Taiwan's relations with Beijing

    Ruling party's losses could chill Taiwan's relations with Beijing
    Steep losses for Taiwan’s pro-China ruling Nationalist Party in local elections last weekend have set off a chain of resignations as the party and central government retrench for the 2016 presidential race, possibly cooling relations with the...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Should President Obama make climate deals on his own?

    The United Nations Climate Change Conference convenes in Lima, Peru, this week and next, in anticipation of an even more important gathering in Paris next year. President Barack Obama last month inked a deal with China to limit carbon emissions with the...
  • GOP's Senate takeover could facilitate tax reform, trade accords

    The Republican takeover of the Senate raised the business community's hopes that stalled efforts to overhaul the tax code and enact other top priorities finally could move forward. A key will be the common ground that President Obama and the GOP share...
  • Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru

    Diane W. Husic: Progress expected at climate change conference in Peru
    On Monday, the 20th Conference of the Parties (COP20) will commence in Lima, Peru, to continue attempts to draft a global treaty on climate change. It has been 25 years since the international community called for action on greenhouse gases. When the...
  • Why these new manufacturing jobs won't save the American middle class

    One of the more shortsighted and self-destructive policies local governments embrace is the pursuit, via tax breaks and other enticements, of manufacturing plants. The idea is that if a municipality gets a company to relocate a factory within its borders,...
  • Merkel's tough words for Putin

    Merkel's tough words for Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin bolted early from last weekend's world economic summit because, well, he had a long flight ahead to Moscow and he wanted to be fresh at work on Monday and you know how it is. Or maybe there was another reason for Putin's...
  • Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement

    Oak Parkers vote to reject international trade agreement
    Oak Park residents voted in favor of a nonbinding referendum proposal that calls upon village government to reject an international trade agreement because of concerns about how the negotiations are taking place. With all precincts reporting, 73.5...
  • Japan plans to resume whaling next year

    Japan plans to resume whaling next year
    Japan informed the International Whaling Commission on Tuesday that it intended to resume hunting whales for scientific research next year, a move that conservationists called a defiance of the International Court of Justice ruling that Japan's whale...
  • U.N. panel votes for censure of North Korea's human rights 'horror'

    A move by more than 100 nations to send North Korea's leadership to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity advanced Tuesday when the United Nations General Assembly human rights committee voted by a large margin to...