Delay In Pacific Trade Pact Hurts US Shift To Asia
While negotiators say there has been substantial progress with the TPP, secrecy of negotiations has fed into skepticism among Democrats and labor unions about how free trade agreements would affect U.S. companies and workers.
Obama Shakes Hands With Cuba’s Raul Castro
A single gesture is unlikely to wash away bad blood between US and Cuba, but in a year both sides have taken small steps toward improvement.
Ethiopian Journalist Critical of Government Serving 18-Year Sentence
Local journalists critical of the government can fall prey to an “anti-terrorism” law that, if “violated,” can mean imprisonment.
Censored On Syria: The New Yorker, Washington Post Decline To Publish Hersh Story
Journalists like Hersh face intense pressure not to report on controversial issues that go against mainstream conclusions.
Uruguay Becomes First Nation To Legalize Marijuana
The law will give the Uruguayan government a monopoly on the cultivation, regulation and sale of marijuana in the country.
After Criticizing US, French Under Fire For Bill To Expand Spying Powers
A law making its way through parliament would give French intelligence services access to telephone and Internet usage data that would let them locate and follow a target of a terrorism investigation in real time.
Islamophobia Rages On In Tennessee
“We are truly at the frontline of this,” she said. “It seems Florida and Tennessee are competing, but it seems we are ahead of the game, unfortunately.”
Ukraine’s U-turn On EU Agreements Hearkens Back To Cold War Climate
President Yanukovych finds himself in an uncomfortable position, having to reconcile irreconcilable forces.
Leader Of Egypt Brotherhood In Court For 1st Time
The trial of the Brotherhood leaders is one in a wave of prosecutions Egypt's military.
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