| Nov 9, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Putnam High School technology teacher Jerry Mailhot brought 12 students to a manufacturing expo at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Nov 7. They joined more than 200 other students from 11 area high schools to see firsthand the products and career...
| Nov 12, 2014
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,...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:10 PM
At a summit Tuesday to kick off the drafting of an international climate change accord, President Obama spoke bluntly of American responsibility for global warming and pledged that ambitious steps would be unveiled over the next year to cut greenhouse gas...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:25 PM
North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family, the White House said on Tuesday, amid growing international pressure on Pyongyang over its human rights record.
North Korea has...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 2:24 AM
After two decades of international meetings on climate change have failed to reach consensus, the environmental world is beginning to sense a change in direction.
The impacts of climate change no longer are being projected, they are being observed and...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:45 PM
The European Union just wrapped up a free trade deal with Canada that is widely seen as the road map for a larger deal between the EU and U.S.
Now is the time for a clarion call on trade. President Barack Obama? Hello?
After setting trade talks in...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Last year, I was full of hope that there could be a negotiated solution and peace between Palestinians and Israelis. I joined several of my colleagues in launching Breaking the Impasse, an initiative that we believed would lead Palestinian and Israeli...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:55 PM
As Europe and the United States pursue a lofty vision of a free trade pact that removes tariffs and eases regulatory burdens, it's not just disputes over automobile safety and digital privacy that are creating tensions.
It is wine and cheese. And the...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BUSAN -- Veteran Hollywood entertainment lawyer Thomas Leo of L.A.-based Sheppard Mullin briefed attendees at the BIFF Asian Film Market Sunday on the ins and outs of international co-producing. Titled "Borderless Collaboration with China: International...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:21 PM
When the headlines coming out of Africa are Ebola, terrorists who kidnap schoolgirls and various rebel movements taking over various governments, it’s difficult to talk about what Africa is beyond that collection of crises. But that’s part...