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Monitor says Thai election campaign 'heavily tilted' to benefit junta

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The run-up to Thailand's weekend vote was "heavily tilted" to benefit a party close to the ruling military junta, an Asian election monitor said on Tuesday, criticising a messy ballot-counting process that created mistrust.

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Thai junta leader says Trump told him ties 'closer than ever'

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The leader of Thailand's military junta said on Tuesday that U.S. President Donald Trump assured him that ties would become "closer than ever before", marking an abrupt change in stance from the one taken by Washington following the coup in 2014.

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Thai army detain students over 'graft' park protest

Bangkok (AFP) - Dozens of Thai students were detained by soldiers Monday after they attempted to stage a protest at a public park at the centre of a corruption scandal that has shaken the kingdom's military junta.

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ANALYSIS - Myanmar Suu Kyi freed, but future uncertain

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The figurehead of Myanmar's fight against dictatorship, Aung San Suu Kyi, was freed from house arrest on Saturday, a move seen an attempt by the military junta to gain some credit for its much-criticised political process.

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ANALYSIS - Myanmar Suu Kyi freed, but future uncertain

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The figurehead of Myanmar's fight against dictatorship, Aung San Suu Kyi, was freed from house arrest on Saturday, a move seen an attempt by the military junta to gain some credit for its much-criticised political process.

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Myanmar junta open to talks after US diplomat visit

NAYPYIDAW, Myanmar (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta is open to talks with the United States, its information minister said after a rare visit by a top U.S. diplomat amid a review of Washington's policy towards the regime.

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Myanmar junta releases five prominent dissidents

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's military junta released on Thursday five high-profile dissidents it arrested in September at a time of intensifying international pressure on the ruling generals to take concrete steps towards democracy.

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Mauritania junta frees president, he vows defiance

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's military junta on Sunday freed from house arrest ousted President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, who vowed to fight to return to the office he lost in a bloodless coup in August.

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Mauritania junta frees president, he vows defiance

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania's military junta on Sunday freed from house arrest ousted President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, who vowed to fight to return to the office he lost in a bloodless coup in August.