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World 27 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Faltering Chinese growth may fan unrest - top planner

BEIJING (Reuters) - The downturn in China's economy is gathering force as the global financial crisis spreads, foreshadowing rising unemployment and social unrest, the country's top planner said on Thursday.

World 24 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai protest hijacks parliament, government stays put

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thousands of anti-government protesters blockaded Thailand's parliament on Monday, forcing it to postpone an important legislative session in the latest twist to a six-month campaign to unseat the elected administration.

World 06 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

British PM Brown faces election test in Scotland

GLENROTHES, Scotland (Reuters) - A local Scottish election next door to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's home turf on Thursday will test how he's seen since he won international praise for handling the financial crisis.

World 05 Nov 2008 | 12:00 AM

Obama victory met with calls for global action

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Barack Obama stepped into his new role on Wednesday facing calls for urgent action to stem the global financial crisis as he was hit with gloomy news about U.S. jobs.

Nation 09 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Markets fall despite cut in interest rates

Asia-Pacific and European markets fell for a fifth straight day despite a late move by the United States Federal Reserve and six other central banks to cut key interest rates Wednesday to halt the rapid spread of the global financial meltdown.

World 08 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai clashes kill 2 in Bangkok, hundreds injured

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades after a day of street battles with anti-government protesters on Tuesday in which two people were killed and nearly 400 were injured.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai deputy PM quits after Bangkok clashes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh quit on Tuesday after 69 people were injured in street clashes with police as campaigners intensified their four-month old bid to unseat the government.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai deputy PM quits after Bangkok clashes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh quit on Tuesday, saying he accepted responsibility for clashes between police and anti-government protesters that injured 69 people in Bangkok.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai deputy PM quits after Bangkok clashes

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh quit on Tuesday after 69 people were injured in street clashes with police as campaigners intensified their four-month old bid to unseat the government.

World 07 Oct 2008 | 12:00 AM

Thai clashes kill 2 in Bangkok, hundreds injured

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades after a day of street battles with anti-government protesters on Tuesday in which two people were killed and nearly 400 were injured.