Thai anti-government protesters march

January 9, 2014 4:22 pm
Thai anti-government protesters march

Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called an election for February 2 but the protesters, aware she would probably win on the back of support in the rural north and northeast, want her to step down and be replaced by an appointed “people’s council” to push through electoral reforms. The […]

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US judge denies request for delay in Indian diplomat case

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US judge denies request for delay in Indian diplomat case

In an order issued on Wednesday, US Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn in Manhattan refused to extend the January 13 deadline by which a preliminary hearing must be held or an indictment filed in the case. In asking Netburn on Monday to extend the deadline, Khobragade’s lawyer, Daniel Arshack, said it […]

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Afghanistan to free `Taliban inmates’ seen by US as threat

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Afghanistan to free `Taliban inmates’ seen by US as threat

The move will further strain relations between the two countries that are already near breaking point over President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a security deal to shape the U.S. military presence after most foreign troops leave this year. Without a deal, Washington could pull most of its troops out […]

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