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Thai House dissolved, yet protests persist

Anti-government protesters pass a giant Thai national flag outside the Government House during a demonstration in Bangkok, Thailand, Dec. 9, 2013. Thailand’s anti-government protesters on Monday demanded interim Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to resign immediately and hand power to a “people’s council.” (Xinhua/Gao Jianjun) Click here for more photos>>> BANGKOK, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) — Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on ...

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Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls

BANGKOK (AP) — Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government. Yingluck spoke one day after she announced elections — and one day after the main opposition leader ended a massive protest rally of 150,000 people by insisting ...

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Government Sells Final Stake in General Motors

Auto bailout ends as Treasury Department sells final GM stock Comment () Tweet The Treasury Department sold the last of its stake in General Motors for $39 billion, the department announced Monday. The bailout of General Motors that started under former President George W. Bush came to an end Monday when the Treasury Department sold its final stake in the ...

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Chinese hacked G20 computers

Boston: Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September’s G20 Summit, which was dominated by the…

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British soldier slayed ‘for Allah’

A man accused of killing an off-duty British soldier in a frenzied knife attack on a London street has defended his actions in court, claiming he is a soldier fighting for the Muslim religion and declaring his love for al Qaeda. Michael Adebolajo, 28, said that he attacked soldier Lee Rigby because he wanted to protest Britain’s invasion of Muslim ...

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Exclusive: Russia signs deal to forgive $29 billion of Cuba’s Soviet-era debt – diplomats

HAVANA (Reuters) – Russia and Cuba have quietly signed an agreement to write off 90 percent of Cuba’s $32 billion debt to the defunct Soviet Union, a deal that ends a 20-year squabble and opens the way for more investment and trade, Russian and European diplomats said. The two sides announced an agreement to settle the debt dispute earlier this ...

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Mayor of Colombia’s capital ordered removed

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s inspector-general ordered Bogota’s left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday for alleged unconstitutional behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors. Mayor Gustavo Petro was disqualified from public office for 15 years by the inspector-general, Alejandro Ordonez. Ordonez is a conservative political ally of former President Alvaro Uribe. In 2010,…

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Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Dissolves Parliament, Calls for Elections

By Lennox SamuelsDecember 9th 20135:45 am More Stories by Lennox Samuels Under pressure from massive anti-government protests, the prime minister has dissolved the lower House of Parliament and called for a new national election. Thailand’s anti-government protesters appeared to win a big victory early Monday as beleaguered Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced she will dissolve the lower House of Parliament ...

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One Month Later, Typhoon’s Impact on Philippines

Simone Orendain MANILA — One month ago, a powerful super typhoon slammed the central Philippines, knocking out power and communications, and kicking up piles of debris that cut people off from aid for days. Humanitarian officials say these days, there is progress in the devastated areas, but there is still a long road to recovery. The Philippines Civil Defense office ...

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