Thai government says no delay in Sunday election

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Thailand’s government announced Tuesday it will go ahead with an election this weekend despite an opposition boycott, months of street protests and the likelihood of more violence in the country’s political crisis. The government made the announcement after a meeting between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Election Commission, which had sought a delay in the polls. The decision to hold Sunday’s parliamentary balloting will further inflate tensions and chances of violence. A protest leader was killed and about a dozen others were…

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EU, Russia look for scarce common ground at summit

BRUSSELS — Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Union leaders are looking for meager common ground during what promises to be a difficult summit centering on Ukraine and human rights. Already shortened to Tuesday’s 2 ½ hours instead of the usual two-day format, the summit will see Putin…

Thai government says no delay in Sunday election

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Thailand’s government announced Tuesday it will go ahead with an election this weekend despite an opposition boycott, months of street protests and the likelihood of more violence in the country’s political crisis. The government made the announcement after a meeting between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and the Election Commission, which had sought a delay in the polls. The decision to hold Sunday’s parliamentary balloting will further inflate tensions and chances of violence. A protest leader was killed and about a dozen others were…

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EU, Russia look for scarce common ground at summit

BRUSSELS — Russian President Vladimir Putin and European Union leaders are looking for meager common ground during what promises to be a difficult summit centering on Ukraine and human rights. Already shortened to Tuesday’s 2 ½ hours instead of the usual two-day format, the summit will see Putin…