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Now Germany and soon Japan: More countries let Thaksin back in

By Mon, Aug 15, 2011 9:00AM UTC

By Saksith Saiyasombut We all know Thailand’s ex-prime minister and on-the-run fugitive, Thaksin Shinawatra, is pretty busy traveling the world ever since he’s out of Thailand. When he’s not at his new home base in Dubai, he mostly goes on business trips, for example in Uganda. But the list of

India PM promises strict action against corruption

By Mon, Aug 15, 2011 8:45AM UTC

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s prime minister says his government will take the strictest possible action against wrongdoers in a series of corruption scandals facing his government. Manmohan Singh made the comments Monday from the ramparts of a 17th century fort during a speech marking the 64th anniversary of India’s

Nepal’s prime minister resigns

By Mon, Aug 15, 2011 3:29AM UTC

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned from office on Sunday saying he was clearing the way for a new government to take power. Press adviser Surya Thapa said late Sunday that Prime Minister Jhalnath Khanal had submitted his resignation to President Rambaran Yadav. “The major tasks of accomplishing

New US ambassador to China takes up post

By Mon, Aug 15, 2011 3:25AM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — The new U.S. ambassador to China, the first Chinese-American to take up the post, said Sunday that the two countries could solve many of the world’s problems if their governments work together more. At a news briefing with his family by his side, Gary Locke said the

Taiwan’s Ma: China no longer stealing allies

By Mon, Aug 15, 2011 3:21AM UTC

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou says China has turned down requests from at least three of the island’s allies to switch diplomatic recognition amid improving relations between Taipei and Beijing. Ma’s comments Sunday appear to be part of his efforts to highlight the achievements of his China