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February 17, 2019

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Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta's hopes of maintaining its grip on politics.The 67-year-old Pr

Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

Thai princess to run for PM with Shinawatra party

A Thai princess will stand as a candidate for prime minister in upcoming elections for a party run by the divisive Shinawatra political clan, a stunning twist that deals a blow to the ruling junta's hopes of maintaining its grip on politics.The 67-year-old Pr

US boyfriend of 'Russian agent' Butina charged with fraud

US boyfriend of 'Russian agent' Butina charged with fraud

An American who was dating jailed alleged Russian agent Maria Butina was charged with fraud Tuesday, adding a new twist in the sprawling investigations into Moscow's meddling in US politics.Republican and National Rifle Association operative Paul Erickson was

Trump calls for end to 'revenge' politics at State of Union

Trump calls for end to 'revenge' politics at State of Union

US President Donald Trump appealed to Congress Tuesday to unite at a moment of deep partisan division as he made the case for a new era of compromise on immigration and security in his State of the Union address. "We can make our communities safer, our famili

Virginia politics roiled by racism, sexual misconduct charges

Virginia politics roiled by racism, sexual misconduct charges

Virginia politics went into further turmoil Monday as the lieutenant governor of the eastern US state, where the governor is under intense pressure to resign, was accused of sexual misconduct.Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, who would take over if Governor

Nayib Bukele: president-elect disrupting Salvadoran politics

Nayib Bukele: president-elect disrupting Salvadoran politics

Nayib Bukele, former San Salvador mayor, was on Sunday elected president of El Salvador -- crushing a two-party system in place since civil war ended in 1992.With his sharp beard and youthful wardrobe -- jeans, leather jackets and often a baseball cap -- the 3