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  1. India's nuclear deal not likely to see light of day

    Posted Aug 18th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... Gwynne Dyer The Indian government did everything but raise the dead recently to win a crucial vote on its nuclear deal with the US. Jailed members of parliament were given temporary release to vote, MPs in intensive care were wheeled into the chamber, and there was talk of multimillion-dollar bribes being offered for MPs to change their votes. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan ...

  2. General discards neutrality with call to back government

    Posted Mar 13th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... political neutrality by appealing to their men to vote for the government in the election on March 21. 'Those wearing these uniforms by right should vote for the existing government because all ... to the government. The government is worried the retired generals, three of whom are highly respected, will capture a majority of the votes. One of them, retired Brigadier-General Zakaria Dahalan, ...

  3. Sri Lanka looks for leadership as the peace process falters

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... year. They can be expected to look unfavourably on any party precipitating expensive elections. But it's an option. Mr Wickremesinghe has made it clear he expects any vote to return his ... under the president's control, she can manipulate any vote in a country where elections are notoriously thuggish, according to Mr Edrisinha. Whatever the next few weeks hold, there is also ...

  4. Leaders have given power to generals

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and protesters, he turned to the military. His partnership resulted in the declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972. Marcos' reliance on the military to retain power propelled it to a central ... political picture.' Dr Hernandez said the latest coup attempt was a result of the failure of past administrations to investigate and properly deal with plots against the government. Had ...

  5. No change seen in US nuclear policy

    Posted Oct 08th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul The next president is tipped to hold the line on Pyongyang US President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry have stressed their differences in how they will deal with the growing threat from North Korea ...

  6. A warning to America's fickle friends

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Doug Bandow

    ... began running for the exit. That resulted in predictable name-calling in Washington, with 'appeaser' the most common epithet. There is nothing to be gained from tossing juvenile ...

  7. TV series opens a new front against Taiwan

    Posted Jul 28th 2004, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... Nailene Chou Wiest in Beijing The Quemoy crisis of 1958 will be the focus of a 12-part television series next month as Beijing intensifies its 'three-front' strategy to 'reunify' Taiwan with the mainland. The series will contain much f ...

  8. Stay the course, America

    Posted Nov 26th 2003, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... around Tikrit is intended to crush his followers in the most visible fashion, preferably resulting in the death or capture of the dictator himself and of his ailing, but effective, operational ... in the White House without having to rely on a few disputed votes in Florida and, possibly, even a decent life for the people of Iraq. Christopher Dobson is a journalist who specialises in terrorism ...

  9. Combat al-Qaeda or make peace?

    Posted Mar 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Christopher Dobson

    ... in voting, especially by young people- always a good thing for the socialists. The combination was unstoppable- the socialists won. Mr Zapatero became prime minister, immediately reaffirmed his ... Labour voters are fervently opposed to the war in Iraq. Which way will they vote if Britain is bombed before the next election? This is the sort of calculation being made in European capitals ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that the people of Spain voted the Socialist Party into office in order to support withdrawal from Iraq. Interestingly, the party won the election after the terrorist attacks in Madrid. Before ... votes. I fail to see how it stops a cycle of violence. What causes terrorism? I fail to see how overthrowing a despotic ruler who brutalised his people and attacked neighbouring countries ...




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