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  • Taiwan protesters end long occupation of parliament over trade deal

    TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Hundreds of protesters in Taiwan ended a nearly monthlong blockade of parliament Thursday, giving leaders a fragile reprieve to finish a disputed trade pact with China, the island’s longtime political foe and biggest economic...
  • U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia

    U.S., European allies to step up sanctions on Russia
    WASHINGTON — Frustrated by the failure of Western sanctions and diplomacy to stop Russia from seizing Crimea, the Obama administration and its allies scrambled Wednesday to devise new and tougher economic penalties in hope of preventing President...
  • Letters: Is Crimea just a start for Putin?

    Letters: Is Crimea just a start for Putin?
    Re "Putin makes Crimea seizure official," March 19 I am an ethnic Russian. I am also a Russian speaker: When my bartender greets me, he says "Stolichnaya"? This is clearly a universal greeting. Moreover, I work at the USC School of Medicine, which...
  • Russians reject Western sanctions as illegitimate and ineffective

    Russians reject Western sanctions as illegitimate and ineffective
    MOSCOW — Russian officials on Thursday declared U.S. and European sanctions imposed following Moscow’s takeover of Crimea as illegitimate, ineffective and ”not based on international law.” Even as President Obama announced a...
  • U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels

    U.S., allies to skip Sochi summit, meet in Brussels
    President Barack Obama and major industrialized allies warned Vladimir Putin of damaging economic sanctions if he takes further action to destabilize Ukraine and also agreed to hold their own summit, skipping a planned G8 meeting in Sochi. Leaders of...
  • In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'

    In Brussels, Obama calls Crimea crisis a 'contest of ideas'
    BRUSSELS — The crisis over Crimea has not restarted the Cold War but has revived a "contest of ideas" between belief in powerful leaders and in democratic ideals, President Obama declared Wednesday as he laid out his case for firm opposition to...
  • NATO suspends ties with Russia, urges international law compliance

    NATO suspends ties with Russia, urges international law compliance
    NATO foreign ministers suspended civilian and military cooperation with Russia on Tuesday and ordered plans for bolstering defenses in Eastern Europe to show the Kremlin that it will protect allies in the region from any further Russian aggression,...
  • U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt

    U.N. court rules Antarctic whaling by Japan illegal, orders halt
    The United Nations' highest court on Monday ruled that Japan's Antarctic whaling operations are not for "scientific purposes" as Tokyo claims and ordered an immediate halt to the practice. In a 12-4 ruling, the International Court of Justice said ...
  • U.S.-Mexico-Canada talks will focus on strengthening economic ties

    U.S.-Mexico-Canada talks will focus on strengthening economic ties
    MEXICO CITY — Twenty years after their countries signed a landmark regional trade agreement, the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada will meet this week to attempt to strengthen the economic ties envisioned in that pact, correct the...
  • Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition

    Palestinian President Abbas pushes statehood recognition
    RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pushed ahead Tuesday with efforts for wider recognition of Palestine as a state, saying he would pursue membership status in scores of international agencies, treaties and...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    With President Obama set to arrive Wednesday in Tokyo for a summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, thorny issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations will be a key subjects. Here are the basics on the TPP: What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?...
  • U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'

    U.N. report catalogs North Korean 'crimes against humanity'
    BEIJING — Torture, deliberate starvation and other abuses carried out by North Korean authorities — possibly on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un — are crimes against humanity and should be referred to an international court or tribunal...