All News Articles for 2014-12-31

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Over Two Dozen Killed in Rocket Attack on Afghan Wedding Party: AP
Deadly attack another reminder 'of the horror of the violence that ordinary Afghans face'
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Paving Way for War Crimes Charges, Palestinians Move to Join International Criminal Court
Following defeat of UN Security Council resolution, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signs on to Rome Statute
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European Central Bank's Chief Economist: Beware the Rise of Populism
While ECB economist Peter Praet says governments should focus on growth, critics say it's a path towards an unlivable planet.
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Ending "Legalized Killing" in Maryland, Gov. Commutes All Remaining Death Sentences
State executions of four remaining inmates would "not serve the public good" now or in the future, says outgoing Democratic governor
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Despite Climate Warnings, New Export Rules Open Crude Oil Floodgates
The loosened regulations will reportedly 'please domestic oil drillers, foreign trade partners, and some Republicans'
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2014 Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians On Record
Grim statistics raise questions about statements by U.S. officials that war is coming to 'responsible close'
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Is Push for Corporate-Friendly Trade Deal Top 2015 Priority for White House?
Critics say TPP represents an anti-democratic set of policies that have more to do with consolidating corporate power across international borders than boosting so-called "free trade"
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Keystone XL Pipeline at Top of GOP Agenda in 2015
Senate committee hearing set for next week
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After 11 Years Without Charge Or Trial, 5 Men Released From Guantánamo
All of those transferred had been recommended for release at least since 2009
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UN Security Council Rejects Palestinian Statehood Proposal
Led by U.S. opposition, resolution put forth by Jordan fails to pass. Following vote, Palestinian Authority joins the International Criminal Court.
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