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  • Taiwan's ruling Nationalists lose ground in local elections

    Taiwan’s ruling Nationalist Party, which brokered the nation's first major deals with historical foe China, lost ground in midterm local elections Saturday, a show of discontent that sparked the Cabinet head’s resignation and could snarl the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • DP Buzz: Torture report

    Editor's note: "DP Buzz" is an interactive feature of the Daily Press Opinion Page. We email weekly questions on issues and topics affecting Peninsula-area citizens. Each week, subscribers can choose whether to weigh in or not with a short answer. Here is...
  • Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea

    Russia says it has a right to put nuclear weapons in Crimea
    Russia has the right to deploy nuclear weapons in the Crimean peninsula, which it seized from Ukraine in March, a top Russian official said Monday. “Crimea was not a non-nuclear zone in an international law sense but was part of Ukraine, a state...
  • How Palestinian 'lawfare' could backfire

    How Palestinian 'lawfare' could backfire
    (JTA) — When it comes to a long-term solution for our conflict with the Palestinians, there is no unanimity among Israelis. Many feel that the two-state solution is the only realistic option, while others believe that a Palestinian state would...
  • Amnesty International condemns Israel for Gaza civilian deaths

    Israeli forces “brazenly flouted the laws of war” and showed “callous indifference to the carnage” caused by attacks on civilian targets during the recent conflict in the Gaza Strip, according to a report released by Amnesty...
  • Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

    Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
    President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress. Obama and...
  • 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...
  • International court will not prosecute Israel in aid flotilla case

    War crimes may have been committed by Israeli forces during their deadly interception of an aid ship headed for the Gaza Strip in 2010, but the case does not justify prosecution at the International Criminal Court, court officials said Thursday....
  • 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...