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  • Turkish President casts self as heir to reformer who died on gallows

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Whether stirring crowds with fiery election speeches or, as on Thursday, swearing an oath as Turkey's first popularly elected president, Tayyip Erdogan casts himself as the heir of one man above all others - a man whose life ended...
  • Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Military Coup

    Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following Thursday's military coup. Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted the following statement on their website regarding the news: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert...
  • Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...
  • Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...
  • Media Activities Curtailed by Thailand's Military Coup

    The military coup in Thailand has dealt a direct blow to media and entertainment activities in the country. The coup was announced Thursday afternoon local time after months of political stalemate between a caretaker government and opposition parties...
  • Thailand's ousted prime minister surrenders to military after coup

    Scores of ousted Thai government officials surrendered to the military, and soldiers broke up a demonstration in central Bangkok on Friday, as the army cemented its power the day after declaring a coup. Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra...
  • Gabriel García Márquez takes his place in the pantheon

    The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
  • Threat of military coup hangs over Thailand unrest

    A day after street protests turned deadly in Thailand, the head of the army declined on Friday to rule out a military coup d'etat to quell escalating violence as pro- and anti-government forces head toward a contentious Feb. 2 election. Opponents of...
  • Juan Gelman dies at 83; renowned Argentine poet and political exile

    Argentine poet Juan Gelman, an exile whose writings were colored by personal tragedy he suffered at the hands of his country's brutal military dictatorship, died in Mexico City on Tuesday. He was 83 and had been battling leukemia. Gelman, a leftist with...
  • In post-coup Honduras, rising poverty and inequality, report says

    In post-coup Honduras, rising poverty and inequality, report says
    MEXICO CITY – Violence and political upheaval in Honduras in the four years since a military coup ousted the elected president have eroded the economy and expanded the gap between rich and poor, a new report concludes. The report, due to be...
  • Brazil exhumes remains of leftist president deposed in 1964 coup

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- Brazil's government exhumed the remains of former President João Goulart on Thursday to investigate whether he may have been murdered by the military dictatorship that deposed him in 1964. Goulart died in exile in Argentina in 1976,...