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Kyrgyzstan has new premier and government

By Sat, Dec 18, 2010 7:08AM UTC

Kyrgyzstan’s fractious parliament named a new prime minister and formed a government Friday, ending weeks of political uncertainty in the ex-Soviet nation. Social Democrat Party leader Almazbek Atambayev was named premier Friday with 92 out of 114 votes. His appointment ends a political deadlock after last month’s election that produced

NKorea warns SKorea to stop live-fire drills

By Sat, Dec 18, 2010 7:03AM UTC

North Korea warned South Korea on Friday not to stage artillery drills on a front-line island the North bombed last month, saying it would hit back even harder than in the previous attack that killed four South Koreans. The North warned the South against similar drills before the Nov. 23

We have always been at war with Eastasia

By Sat, Dec 18, 2010 2:27AM UTC

Torture is obviously not funny but the reaction to it can be, if done right. Last night The Guardian came out with its India-centric Wikileaks cables, and really, being embarrassed by Wikileaks is almost like a rite of passage for states now: everyone has to go through it, sort of

SKorea dares NKorea to attack again

By Fri, Dec 17, 2010 10:08PM UTC

The South Korean military will hold artillery drills this weekend similar to those which supposedly triggered a North Korean attack on November 23. Col. Lee Bung-woo, spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters, “The military has decided to hold a one-day live-fire drill on Yeonpyeong Island between Dec. 18

Battles seem to continue on Thai-Burma border

By Fri, Dec 17, 2010 9:54PM UTC

Democratic Karen Buddhist Army’s (DKBA) battalion 902 commander Colonel Kyaw Thet in Palu village, where fighting recently broke out with the Burma army, said the group will commence guerrilla warfare in “every township” if the military regime continues its offensive against them, Democratic Voice of Burma said today.  Meanwhile, civilians