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Abhisit meets with released red shirts

By Fri, Nov 12, 2010 2:30PM UTC

MCOT: Two anti-government Red Shirt supporters released on bail met Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva on Thursday after serving a six-month jail term for violating the emergency decree during the extended Red Shirt protest in May. Sommai Inthanaka, 32, one of the two Red Shirt prisoners meeting the prime minister, was

On the US, India and Pakistan

By Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:53PM UTC

I have a post up on Foreign Policy’s website. Check it out.

Peace Prize winners meet in Japan to abolish nukes

By Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:31PM UTC

The Dalai Lama and other Nobel Peace laureates from the last four decades gathered Friday to support the end of nuclear weapons at a hotel a few miles (kilometers) from ground zero of the world’s first atomic bomb attack. The award winners also were focused on the plight of those

Trade war looms as G20 nations gather

By Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:24PM UTC

Leaders of major economies faced the urgent task at their summit Friday of resolving currency disputes that have raised fears of a global trade war. A dispute over whether China and the United States are manipulating their currencies is threatening to resurrect protectionist policies like those blamed for worsening the

Burma’s pro-junta party wins Parliament majority

By Fri, Nov 12, 2010 12:17PM UTC

Burma’s pro-junta political party secured a majority of seats in both houses of Parliament, the latest official results from the country’s first election in 20 years showed. The partial batch of results released Thursday confirm the victory of the Union Solidarity and Development Party in Sunday’s vote, which critics say