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Thai Junta Chief Says Fugitive ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai

Thai Junta Chief Says Fugitive ex-PM Yingluck in Dubai

Yingluck was sentenced in absentia to five years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of negligence in overseeing a money-losing rice subsidy program. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan when met later, said the Gulf State had informed the Foreign Ministry that Yingluck would not be allowed to have any political movement.


Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets

Trump warns of 'devastating' military option as North Korea moves jets

Defense experts said North Korea would have difficulty shooting down a USA bomber with missiles or fighter planes given its limited capabilities, and if it tried and failed, would appear weak. The new sanctions also came days after Trump threatened to "totally destroy " the nuclear-armed nation, which is opposed to U.S. hegemony. "Our goal is still the same: We continue to seek the peaceful denuclearising of the Korean Peninsula - that's our focus - doing that through both the maximum ...


Roy Moore Wins Senate Primary in Alabama, Beating Trump's Candidate

Roy Moore Wins Senate Primary in Alabama, Beating Trump's Candidate

The highly anticipated Alabama special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions will be decided Tuesday evening. "The fact is Roy Moore probably is more akin to Donald Trump than unusual". The race was the stage for a proxy war of sorts between Trump and his recently ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who backed Moore. The NRA spent roughly seven figures on odd ads and to raise public doubt about Moore's dedication to the Second Amendment.


Assets Reference Case: Ishaq Dar Indicted, Refuses To Accept The Accusation

Assets Reference Case: Ishaq Dar Indicted, Refuses To Accept The Accusation

While addressing media in the federal capital, Fawad said Dar could not handle the current financial situation of the country and was of the opinion that Dar should step down from his position as a finance minister . Rana Sanalullah, law minister of Punjab Province and a vocal member of ruling Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz (PML-N) rejected the charges against Dar.


Justice Dept. to Argue for Allowing Discrimination of LGBTQ Workers

Justice Dept. to Argue for Allowing Discrimination of LGBTQ Workers

The Department of Justice argued in court Tuesday that federal law does not ban antigay discrimination, while another USA government agency, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission , contended the opposite. The administration's stance challenges a group of 50 companies and organizations - including Microsoft Corp., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Viacom Inc.



The Quiet Bull Market in Oil

The front-month in USA crude's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures settled up $0.10, or 0.2%, at $50.66 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. OPEC, for its part, said last week that commercial oil stocks in the OECD have dropped by 168 million barrels since the beginning of the year, but 170 million barrels of stock overhang still weighs on the market.