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Yingluck’s European tour: Strictly business as usual

By Mon, Jul 23, 2012 10:30AM UTC 4 Comments

By Saksith Saiyasombut Thailand’s Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra visited Germany and France last week, her first visit to Europe since she took office a year ago. While the trip was primarily aimed at improving economic ties and regaining confidence among investors from the two most important economies in the European Union for the Thai government,...

Candlelight vigils return in protest of FTA

By Fri, Dec 02, 2011 10:15AM UTC 0 Comment

Activists in Korea have turned again to the candlelight vigil to express their opposition to a government policy, holding one at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul on Friday. This one was nowhere near as large as those over the importation of US beef, however. In fact, the picture in this link...

Today’s KORUS FTA news

By Tue, Nov 29, 2011 1:39PM UTC 0 Comment

Here’s a round-up of the top FTA stories on Naver right now. The complete, real-time archive of the site’s articles is at this link. 1. President Lee promised that the FTA would give Korea access to the “larges market in the world, America” and thereby improve the nation’s economy, but also pledged to help manage...