Jul 25, 2016

ASEAN makes last-ditch attempt at consensus on South China Sea

Southeast Asia’s main grouping made a last-ditch attempt to reach a consensus on countering China’s territorial expansion in the South China Sea, but their deadlock appeared far from being resolved as minutes ticked by before a critical meeting with the Chinese foreign minister Monday. ...

Jul 24, 2016

U.S. set to complete key step for regulating aircraft emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters. The EPA’s “endangerment finding” requires the agency to implement greenhouse ...

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

| Jul 24, 2016

Kerry's Syria plan with Russia faces deep skepticism in U.S., abroad

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest proposal for closer U.S.-Russian cooperation against extremist groups in Syria is drawing questions over Russia’s intentions from skeptics in the U.S. government, European nations in the coalition against the Islamic State and the main Syrian opposition groups. ...

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

Jul 23, 2016

Obama signs into law opioid addiction bill to protect newborns

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure that pledges greater efforts to protect drug-dependent newborns and assist their parents. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act also stresses drug treatment and overdose prevention to help stanch the nation’s heroin and opioid drug ...