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  • Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power

    The big topic of conversation in Thailand is martial law. Technically it's gone, but in reality it's still there.
  • Thai court gives 25-year jail sentence for defaming monarchy

    A Thai military court sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of defaming the country's monarchy in what appears to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste, a civil liberties lawyer...

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh

    Failed coup attempt reported against Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh
    Forces loyal to Gambian President Yahya Jammeh defeated a coup attempt against the controversial leader early Tuesday that was led by a former commander of the presidential guard, local and other African media reported. The alleged coup leader, exiled...

    Obama remains high-handed -- and wrong -- about Ukraine

    PARIS -- For a man who had taken a stunning electoral blow two weeks earlier, Barack Obama completed his Asian trip with an air of unperturbed leadership of the world -- whatever the Republicans at home thought about who was in charge of what now will...

    Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...