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  • Thai court sentences 'Red Shirts' to jail for 2009 rioting

    A Thai court has sentenced 15 members of the "Red Shirt" political movement to four years in prison for inciting rioting that disrupted an important regional conference in 2009, a lawyer said. The sentencing by a court in Pattaya on Thursday is the...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Officials: Justice Dept. finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson police, court and jail A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran deal, touts US-Israel ties

    Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand his nation's...
  • Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama

    Netanyahu assails Iran talks, tries to ease tensions with Obama
    Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, but the Israeli leader still claimed that President Barack Obama doesn't understand his nation's vital security concerns. "American leaders worry about...
  • Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped...
  • Maldives blasts foreign concern over arrest of ex-president

    The government of the Maldives on Tuesday criticized foreign countries and groups that expressed concern over its recent arrest of an ex-president, saying it will not accept advice on domestic issues. Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon said the arrest of...
  • Former Thai PM may face political ban due to 2010 crackdown

    Thailand's state anti-corruption body ruled Tuesday that a former prime minister may have abused his power in overseeing a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters in 2010, a decision that could lead to a 5-year ban from political office. The...
  • Noah Smith: Japan's constitution change is dance with autocracy

    Earlier this year, I highlighted a troubling trend in many countries around the world the move toward illiberal government and away from human rights. Unfortunately, Japan is catching the bug. This might seem like a strange claim. Prime Minister Shinzo...
  • Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre

    Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre
    Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
  • Greece drops key bailout demands, but Germany still objects

    Greece heads to another round of negotiations Friday after dropping key demands for a bailout settlement, but still faced stiff opposition from lead lender Germany, which criticized Athens' latest proposals as a "Trojan horse" designed to dodge its...
  • Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba

    Rubio presses diplomats to demand human rights in Cuba
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio extracted commitments from U.S. diplomats on Tuesday to demand full access to dissidents and human-rights advocates in Cuba before establishing normal relations with the Castro regime. "I can't imagine that we...
  • Thai ex-premier Yingluck impeached, faces criminal charges

    Thai ex-premier Yingluck impeached, faces criminal charges
    Thailand's military-appointed legislature on Friday voted to impeach former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars, a move that could further polarize a divided...