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  • Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions

    Malloy Orders Layoffs Today; No Deal Reached With Unions
    Despite numerous hours of talks over the past two months, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered layoff notices to start going out Tuesday because no deal has been reached between his administration and the state employee unions. Malloy had been warning workers...
  • Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie

    Watch: Gov. Malloy v. Gov. Christie
  • US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

    In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves on Thai boats is still slipping into the supply chains of major American stores and supermarkets. The...
  • Saudi-Iran rivalry over Yemen deepens Mideast sectarianism

    Saudi Arabia's government insists it is not at war with Iran despite its three-week air campaign against Tehran-backed rebels in Yemen, but the kingdom's powerful clerics, and its regional rival's theocratic government, are increasingly presenting the...
  • Former leaders call for Venezuela to be confronted on human rights

    PANAMA CITY Saying that the hemisphere can no longer ignore widespread abuses in Venezuela, 26 former presidents signed a statement Thursday calling on the Andean nation to hold elections and free political prisoners. The joint communique signed by the...
  • Nepal opposition cuts short crippling general strike

    Life returned to normal in Nepal on Wednesday after an opposition alliance cut short a crippling general strike over an impasse about how to approve the Himalayan nation's constitution. Schools and markets opened and vehicles were back on the streets,...
  • Partisanship goes overboard

    WASHINGTON -- It used to be said that partisanship stops at the water's edge. That is, it's fine and expected that our political parties differ on domestic affairs, but when it comes to conducting foreign policy, it should be left in the hands of the...
  • Haiti poll shows Michel Martelly still popular but elections up for grabs

    For all the anti-government protests and demands that he resign from office, Haitian President Michel Martelly remains popular, according to a new public opinion survey. Martelly, who will begin the final year of his 5-year presidential term in May,...
  • Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil

    Hundreds of thousands march against government in Brazil
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities across the country on Sunday to protest a government beleaguered by scandal, with some calling for President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment. Sunday marked 30 years since the end of the...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • Amateur hour and the GOP letter writers

    It is a useful thing when a political party reveals itself as utterly unsuited for national leadership. This may be the one redeeming feature of Monday's letter to the Iranian government signed by 47 (or, to put it another way, all but seven) Senate...