Wednesday, October 07, 2015
"The US military never gave Doctors Without Borders prior notification of a deadly airstrike on its field hospital in Kunduz, the aid group said on Wednesday, in an apparent violation of the Pentagon’s explicit 2015 instructions on the rules of war."
Monday, October 05, 2015
The Trans-Pacific Partnership still faces months of debate in Congress and will inject a new flash point into both parties’ presidential contests.
But the accord — a product of nearly eight years of negotiations, including five days of round-the-clock sessions here — is a potentially legacy-making achievement for President Obama, and the capstone for his foreign policy “pivot” toward closer relations with fast-growing eastern Asia, after years of American preoccupation with the Middle East and North Africa.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached - The New York Times
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sunday, September 06, 2015
"Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk refusing to issue marriage licenses, on Sunday appealed the order putting her in jail.
Davis' attorneys filed the appeal three days after the Rowan County clerk was held in contempt of court for defying a Supreme Court ruling that legalizes gay marriage. Davis cited her religious beliefs in her refusal to issue marriage licenses.
The three page motion did not include arguments as to why Davis should be released, but amended Davis' earlier appeal. U.S. District Judge David Bunning had ordered Davis to issue marriage licenses, but she refused to do it, saying she could not betray her conscience.
Bunning sent Davis to jail on Thursday for disobeying his order. Her deputy clerks then issued marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday."
Friday, September 04, 2015
After several days of chaos and civil disobedience by the migrants, Hungarian officials threw in the towel and allowed the people living in a squalid encampment in a below-ground plaza outside the city’s main train station onto more than 40 buses headed for the Austrian border, as they had been demanding.
Migrants Can Enter Austria and Germany, Official Says - The New York Times
Saturday, August 29, 2015
"CAIRO — An Egyptian judge on Saturday handed down unexpectedly harsh verdicts in the trial of three journalists from the Al Jazeera English news channel, sentencing them to at least three years in prison on charges that human rights advocates have repeatedly dismissed as political in nature."
Monday, August 24, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
"While forced labor exists throughout the world, nowhere is the problem more pronounced than here in the South China Sea, especially in the Thai fishing fleet, which faces an annual shortage of about 50,000 mariners, based on United Nations estimates. The shortfall is primarily filled by using migrants, mostly from Cambodia and Myanmar.