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Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party

Thai court dissolves key pro-democracy party

A stridently anti-military Thai party was dissolved Friday and its key members banned from politics for a decade over a $6 million loan by its billionaire founder, a withering blow to the kingdom's pro-democracy movement.The ruling could edge the politically

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

Ethiopia's once-dominant political party marks anniversary

The political party that dominated Ethiopian politics for nearly three decades staged massive anniversary celebrations Wednesday that highlighted rising tensions with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's government and neighbouring Eritrea. The Tigray People's Libera

Bloomberg courts black vote in Democratic candidate countdown

Bloomberg courts black vote in Democratic candidate countdown

US billionaire Michael Bloomberg has launched a charm offensive to convince black voters, an important bloc in Democratic politics, that he is the right candidate to take on President Donald Trump in November.The former New York mayor rallied supporters in Tex

Amazon wins suspension of $10 bn 'JEDI' contract to Microsoft

Amazon wins suspension of $10 bn 'JEDI' contract to Microsoft

A federal judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the US military from awarding a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft, after Amazon claimed the process was tainted by politics.A preliminary injunction requested by Amazon was issued by Judge Patric