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  • U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

    A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too, court documents show. In the roughly year...
  • Syrian rebel 'hell cannons' kill 300 civilians: monitoring group

    Syrian rebel 'hell cannons' kill 300 civilians: monitoring group
    Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group said on Friday, condemning the use of the wildly inaccurate weapons. Two-thirds of the deaths, or 203...
  • After U.S. torture report, Poland asks what its leaders knew

    The disclosure of details about the CIA's brutal interrogation program could provide new leads for Polish prosecutors investigating how much Poland's leaders at the time knew about a secret jail the agency was running in a Polish forest. Prompted by a U....
  • Russia accuses U.S. of destroying 'carcass of cooperation' with Ukraine bill

    Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday sternly criticized a bill on Ukraine that passed the U.S. Senate, saying Washington was doing its utmost to "destroy the carcass of cooperation" between the two countries. Relations between Russia and the United States...
  • Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit

    Chicago sees potential gold in hosting China trade summit
    Chicago's continuing push for a bigger slice of trade with China will kick into high gear Tuesday when top negotiators from Washington and Beijing fly in for bilateral talks aimed at easing the flow of cross-border commerce. While the main show at the U....
  • Hopkins medical students participate in 'die in'

    Hopkins medical students participate in 'die in'
    About 150 medical students participated in a "die in" demonstration outside Johns Hopkins School of Medicine on Wednesday to protest police brutality in Baltimore and across the nation. About 150 medical students participated in a "die in" demonstration...
  • Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai quits after democracy protest arrest

    Hong Kong publishing tycoon Jimmy Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing, has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the Apple Daily after being arrested for refusing to leave a key pro-democracy protest site in the center of the city. The media magnate's...
  • Islamic State suicide bomber detonates tank in eastern Syria

    An Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a tank at a Syrian air base in the province of Deir al-Zor, one of the last remaining government strongholds in eastern Syria, jihadist social media and a monitoring group said on Friday. One Islamic State...
  • Russia condemns U.S. over 'inquisitorial torture'

    Russia is shocked by revelations about CIA torture in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks and believes those responsible for abusing detainees should be brought to justice, a senior foreign ministry official said on Thursday. The ministry's human rights...
  • Islamic State orders wifi cut during prayers: Syria monitor

    Islamic State militants have ordered shopkeepers to shut down their wireless Internet during prayer times in the eastern Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Thursday. It was a further example of Islamic State...
  • Rights groups condemn 'collective justice' after Chechnya attack

    Rights campaigners accused authorities in Russia's Chechnya region of meting out "collective punishment" by burning down the homes of suspected militants in retribution for a gun attack last week. At least 25 people were killed in the attack and a...