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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Doctors Without Borders: we received no advance warning of US airstrike

"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

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Therapies - The New York Times




3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Medicine for Parasite-Fighting Therapies - The New York Times

Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal Is Reached - The New York Times

ATLANTA — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim nations on Monday agreed to the largest regional trade accord in history, a potentially precedent-setting model for global commerce and worker standards that would tie together 40 percent of the world’s economy, from Canada and Chile to Japan and Australia.



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