Politics

Obama to visit India in January for Republic Day

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 12:02PM UTC U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a recent visit to Australia. Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will travel to India in January for celebrations marking the country’s Republic Day.

Indian lawmaker arrested in financial scam

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:57AM UTC Indian lawmaker arrested in financial scam

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s federal investigative agency says it has arrested an opposition national lawmaker for allegedly stealing funds from a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that collapsed in eastern India.

Sri Lanka leader to face health minister in polls

By Sun, Nov 23, 2014 11:48AM UTC Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Pic: AP.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s main challenger in the upcoming election will be his health minister and No. 2 of his political party.

28 weeks later in post-coup Thailand: Some personal thoughts

By Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:45AM UTC A Thai soldier stands guard in front of the Democracy Monument in Bangkok after the military seized power on May 22. Pic: AP.

Hindsight is a tricky thing. It is the understanding of something only after it has already occurred. You may anticipate or predict it, but getting a truly clear picture of what has happened mostly is something that is visible after the fact.

Japan’s lower house dissolved for snap election

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:23PM UTC Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of Japan’s parliament, paving the way for a general election next month.

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