Senate trade vote looms, but won't settle trade debate

| May 12, 2015

Senate trade vote looms, but won't settle trade debate

A much-anticipated Senate vote on trade will pack some suspense Tuesday, but it won’t be the final word, no matter how it turns out. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda need 60 votes in the 100-member Senate merely to start a full-blown debate ...

| Apr 29, 2015

Baltimore: a U.S. city of haves and have-nots

In the 1950s Baltimore was the sixth-largest city in the United States with a peak population of nearly 950,000. Now the riot-hit metropolis ranks 26th on that measure and scores as one of the less equal American cities when measured by income and educational ...

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

| Apr 28, 2015

U.S. plan for Syria rebels already mired in doubt

Hundreds of Syrian rebels will soon start U.S. training to battle the Islamic State group without knowing whether or how Washington would come to their aid on the battlefield. The U.S. plan to train and arm a force that is expected to eventually total ...

| Apr 26, 2015

Drone stunt raises issue of 'lone-wolf attacks'

The radioactive drone landing at the prime minister’s office is a reminder of the threat posed by “lone-wolf incidents” as Japan prepares to host some high-profile events. The events include the Group of Seven summit of major industrialized nations in 2016 and the 2020 ...