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APEC Leaders Skip Aloha Shirts

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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News photographers covering this year’s APEC summit were denied the hoped-for spectacle of seeing some of the world’s most powerful leaders decked out in colorful Hawaiian shirts. U.S. President Barack Obama followed Japan’s lead, set last year, by skipping the tradition of having APEC leaders pose for a group picture clad in the host country’s […]

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2 Jailed Thai Red Shirt Leaders Granted Bail

Posted August 2nd, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Asian news reports say a criminal court in the Thai capital has granted bail to two jailed former opposition leaders charged with terrorism last year in connection with massive anti-government protests that left at least 90 people dead in Bangkok. The court ordered the temporary release of Jatuporn Prompan and Nisit Sinthuprai and set bail […]