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World 16 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thai court rejects call to investigate PM Thaksin

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court refused on Thursday to launch an inquiry which could have led to the dismissal of billionaire Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following a controversial share sale by his relatives.

World 16 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thai court rejects call to investigate PM Thaksin

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court refused on Thursday to launch an inquiry which could have led to the dismissal of billionaire Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra following a controversial share sale by his relatives.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

US to check ‘unfair’ trade

THE Bush administration declared on Tuesday that the United States had entered a new phase in its economic relationship with China, and pledged 'rigorous enforcement' of laws aimed at curbing what China critics see as 'unfair' trade practices.

World 16 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thai court rejects call to investigate PM Thaksin

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Constitutional Court refused on Thursday to launch an inquiry which could have led to the dismissal of billionaire Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, a judge on the 14-member panel said.

Lifestyle 14 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Shooting star

David Strathairn is not a name most cinemagoers are familiar with. Yet he has been acting since 1980 in movies and on television and this year, he has been nominated for a Best Actor Oscar in George Clooney's I>Good Night, and Good Luck/I>.

World 14 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Thai court agrees to consider call to impeach PM

The Constitutional Court, which rules on the legality of laws and politicians, was due to debate on Thursday whether to initiate trial procedures, court Secretary-General Paiboon Warahapaitoon told reporters after it met.

AseanPlus News 11 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Trading status under fire

Two US senators have proposed legislation to repeal permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) status for China, alleging an enlarging US trade deficit with China is all the latter's fault.

World 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cheney resists changing U.S. spy program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday resisted bipartisan appeals for changes in a hotly disputed warrantless eavesdropping program, saying he believed

World 08 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Cheney resistant to change in U.S. spy program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday resisted bipartisan appeals for changes in a hotly disputed warrantless eavesdropping program, saying he believed

World 07 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. senators tangle with Gonzales over wiretaps

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales failed on Monday to convince the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and other lawmakers that President George W. Bush had the legal authority to conduct warrantless eavesdropping against U.S. citizens.