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  • Palestinians protest Canadian foreign minister's visit by hurling eggs and shoes at his convoy

    Dozens of Palestinian protesters hurled eggs and shoes at the convoy of the visiting Canadian foreign minister Sunday in a show of defiance toward Canada's perceived pro-Israel stance. John Baird was visiting Ramallah to meet Palestinian Foreign Minister...
  • International Criminal Court opens probe into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories

    The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court launched a preliminary probe Friday that could clear the way for a full-scale investigation into possible war crimes in Palestinian territories — plunging the court into the most politically charged...
  • Netanyahu attacks prosecutor's decision to investigate possible war crimes

    JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday lashed out at a decision by the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to begin an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu called the...
  • International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians

    International court opens preliminary probe of Israel, Palestinians
    Two weeks after the Palestinian Authority asked to join the International Criminal Court, the Hague-based ICC on Friday opened a preliminary probe that could result in war-crimes charges against Israelis and Palestinians alike. Court prosecutor Fatou...
  • The Palestinians' decision to join the ICC deserves support

    The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel...
  • Israel withholds Palestinian tax revenue in response to International Criminal Court move

    Israel halted transfers of the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their move to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Israeli media reported Saturday. The Palestinians announced earlier this week that...
  • 20 years after losing battle to stop NAFTA, unions are on the warpath again over Pacific deal

    Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal. At issue now is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a...
  • Palestinian leader Abbas, after 10 cautious years in office, dramatically challenges Israel

    After a decade in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has little to show. He is no closer to a deal on Palestinian statehood, has failed to reclaim the Gaza Strip from political rival Hamas and is being disparaged by some as a pliant guardian of...
  • 'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values

    The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in. Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
  • Liberal groups vow to block Obama's and GOP's bid to 'fast track' multinational trade deals

    Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues. President Barack Obama, like presidents...
  • Looming trade deal could divide Obama, House Democrats

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would give him the authority to negotiate a long-sought trade agreement with nearly a dozen countries in the Pacific region. The problem is, a growing number of House Democrats...