Politics

China’s Bo drops love triangle charge at trial’s end

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 6:49PM UTC In this image taken from video, former Chinese politician Bo Xilai looks up in a court room at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province, Monday. Pic: AP.

JINAN, China (AP) — China’s most sensational trial in decades ended Monday with disgraced politician Bo Xilai hinting at a love triangle involving his wife and former right hand man — both key witnesses against him — as he made last-ditch efforts to redeem his reputation. The prosecution countered by

Thousands of Filipinos protest against corruption

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 3:25PM UTC Thousands of Filipinos protest against corruption

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Tens of thousands of Filipinos protested in a Manila park on Monday to call for the scrapping of a corruption-tainted development fund that allows lawmakers to allocate government money for projects in their districts. A government audit released Aug. 16 found that $141 million of the

Prosecutor urges ‘severe’ sentence for China’s Bo

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 1:51PM UTC Chinese politician Bo Xilai, center, is escorted by court guards before he sits at a defendant's seat for his trial at Jinan Intermediate People's Court in Jinan, eastern China's Shandong province, Sunday. Pic: AP.

JINAN, China (AP) — A prosecutor urged a Chinese court Monday to punish disgraced politician Bo Xilai with a severe sentence because of his lack of remorse over alleged corruption and abuse of power, in a trial that has offered a glimpse into the shady inner workings of China’s elite.

Is this the end for Thailand’s ultra-nationalist yellow shirts?

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:00AM UTC Sondhi Limthongkul. Pic: AP.

As leaders of the ultra-nationalist People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) announce they have quit their roles in the movement, is this the end for Thailand’s yellow shirts? It was a Friday and the end of a rather tumultuous political week with long parliament debates on constitutional amendments almost coming to

Protestors rally against corruption across Philippines

By Mon, Aug 26, 2013 7:19AM UTC Filipino activist Juana Change at the protest in Manila this morning. Pic: Apa Agbayani, The Guidon.

The Philippines government faces the biggest protest action yet of Benigno Aquino’s presidency as thousands have gathered in major urban centers throughout the country to demand the abolition of multi-billion peso congressional funds that have become a source of corruption in government. Dubbed the ‘MillionPeopleMarch’, protesters began assembling at Rizal

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