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  • Burkina Faso opposition challenges president's bid to extend term

    OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Opposition parties in Burkina Faso called on Wednesday for nationwide protests against moves to lift a two-term limit on the presidency, accusing President Blaise Compaore of preparing a "constitutional coup d'etat".
  • Thai minister says U.S. 'more confident' of military-backed rule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Deputy Prime Minister Pridiyathorn Devakula said on Thursday that the United States has more confidence in Thailand's government, four months after the military seized power in a bloodless coup. Thailand's military government...

    Old soldiers to meet as Thai PM makes Myanmar his first foreign visit

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - When retired general Prayuth Chan-ocha lands in Myanmar on Thursday, his first overseas trip as Thailand's new prime minister, he can expect a little love and a lot of understanding. Prayuth, 60, led a military coup that toppled the...

    Thailand approves $11 billion measures to lift economic growth

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government approved plans for stimulus measures worth a combined 364 billion baht ($11.2 billion) on Wednesday in a bid to revive an economy laid low by months of political unrest. Southeast Asia's second-largest...

    PM says Thailand not always safe for tourists after murder of Britons

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's prime minister said on Tuesday the country was not always as safe for foreign visitors as their homelands, after the murder of two British tourists dealt a blow to the southeast Asian nation's image. The tourist industry...