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UK Govt “Caved” In Pushing SCOTUS To Prioritize Corporations Over Human Rights
UK Govt “Caved” In Pushing SCOTUS To Prioritize Corporations Over Human Rights By
WASHINGTON — Newly released internal memoranda and emails detail the process behind the British government’s intervention in a landmark ruling last year by the U.S. Supreme Court, which limited a pioneering law that had allowed...
US Threatening Tougher Sanctions On Russia
US Threatening Tougher Sanctions On Russia By
WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is warning Russia that it could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine but so far other economic powers are showing a reluctance to go as far as the United States. Lew delivered his warning Thursday...
Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles
Syrian Rebels Have US-Made Anti-Tank Missiles By
US military intervention in the Syrian Civil War has mostly taken the form of small arms and equipment for various rebel factions, but looks to be picking up the pace dramatically, as new videos come out showing US-made BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles in rebel hands. Two...
Drilling, Mining Industry Warming To Increased Transparency
Drilling, Mining Industry Warming To Increased Transparency By
WASHINGTON — The United States has been accepted into a landmark global initiative aimed at strengthening transparency in the extractives sector, a move that proponents are hoping will improve the ability of local communities to ensure accountability and engage in...
How Russia Could Strangle The US Space Program
How Russia Could Strangle The US Space Program By
BUZZARDS BAY, Mass. — Think Russia has no way to put pressure on the United States? Think again. The US relies heavily on Russia to furnish the engines that power rockets that deliver both military and civil payloads into space. This includes GPS systems in cars and cellphones,...
Japan-US Nuclear Deal Announced At Hague Summit
Japan-US Nuclear Deal Announced At Hague Summit By
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Japan will hand over to the United States more than 315 kilograms (700 pounds) of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium — a victory for U.S. President Barack Obama’s efforts to secure nuclear materials around...
US Foreign Policy Blowback: How US Disregard For Int’l Law Set Stage For Crimean Crisis
US Foreign Policy Blowback: How US Disregard For Int’l Law Set Stage For Crimean Crisis By
Eleven years ago this week, the U.S. decided to sidestep international law in its rush to invade the sovereign nation of Iraq. In doing so, charge critics, it has helped open a pandora’s box of imperial lawlessness that is now rearing its head in Ukraine. Amid warnings...
Warning Russia, Biden Says US Will Defend Allies
Warning Russia, Biden Says US Will Defend Allies By
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Issuing an outright warning to Moscow, Vice President Joe Biden declared Wednesday the United States will respond to any aggression against its NATO allies, as Russia’s neighbors looked warily to the escalating crisis in nearby Ukraine. Standing...
A Fine Line Between Prudent Policy And A Currency War
A Fine Line Between Prudent Policy And A Currency War By
“We’re in the midst of an international currency war,” Guido Mantega, the Finance Minister of Brazil bluntly told an industrial trade group in September 2010. “This threatens us because it takes away our competitiveness. The advanced countries are...
A Distorted Lens Justifying An Illegitimate Ukrainian Government
A Distorted Lens Justifying An Illegitimate Ukrainian Government By
Support it or oppose it, a coup d’état took place in Kiev after an EU-brokered agreement was signed by the Ukrainian government and the mainstream opposition on Feb. 21. The agreement called for power sharing between both sides through the formation of a national unity...