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  • A bad year for freedom in the world

     A bad year for freedom in the world
    The course of freedom and democracy in the world is an evolutionary process, though sometimes it proceeds in the wrong direction. Wines have good years and bad years. If 2013 were a wine, you'd use it to kill weeds. Mohammed Morsi began the year as...
  • Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says

    Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says
    Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says. A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's Iran deal vaporizes an outdated red line

    PARIS -- Remember when you were a kid and you would open a full refrigerator right after mom's latest grocery-shopping trip, only to complain that there was nothing to eat and that she was starving you to death? Well, that's Iran right now. Iran has...
  • Drowning the oceans in plastic

    Drowning the oceans in plastic
    You've probably seen the images of dolphins caught in abandoned monofilament fishing nets, or of vast areas of plastic trash floating in remote waters of the Pacific, or of sea turtles consuming plastic bags that look remarkably like one of their favorite...
  • Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean

    Colombia recalls envoy to Nicaragua amid dispute about Caribbean
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Nicaragua, a day after the Central American nation filed a complaint with an international court alleging Colombia "made threats of force" regarding disputed territory in the Caribbean....
  • Injured Thumb Tests Congressional Power

    This term the Supreme Court will rule on important subjects from racial preferences to restrictions on political speech, but its most momentous case, to be argued Tuesday, concerns the prosecution of a Pennsylvania woman who caused a chemical burn on a...
  • Letters: The best way to deal with Iran

    Re "How to negotiate with Iran," Opinion, Oct. 29 Dennis Ross and his colleagues lay out a sophisticated and nuanced strategy for dealing with Iran at this critical junction, something the Obama administration seems not to have accomplished. This is...
  • U.S. spying scandal straining ties with Europe

    WASHINGTON — The expanding transatlantic scandal over U.S. eavesdropping on Europe's leaders and spying on its citizens has begun to strain intelligence relationships and diplomatic ties between allies that call each other best friends, according to...
  • Europe's anger grows over alleged U.S. spying

    LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....
  • Liberals like me caused Obama's illegal drone war

    The advocacy groups Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are accusing the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama of possible war crimes for drone strike campaigns in Pakistan and Yemen. These charges won't have much weight within the United...
  • European lawmakers challenge France to end 'traveling circus'

    European lawmakers challenge France to end 'traveling circus'
    In a bid to save money, time and the environment, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to abandon its redundant meeting site in the French city of Strasbourg and gather instead at bloc headquarters in Brussels. But as convincing as the...
  • U.S. pushing new treaties at expense of national sovereignty

    PARIS -- The foreign reaction to the National Security Agency revelations that I have heard most has been not only how arrogant Washington has been in spying on its allies but, worse than that, how arrogant everyone in Washington and most of the...