Telecoms tycoon-turned-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was romping to another four-year term on Sunday in what an exit poll predicted would be a historic second successive general election landslide.
The poll, conducted jointly by six television channels and a &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/accidents/21/97/384/12384_slavery.html ' target=_blank>Bangkok university, said Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party would win 399 of 500 seats in parliament. If borne out by the official tally, it would be the first time in &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2002/10/16/38236.html' target=_blank>Thailand's coup-prone history that an elected leader has won a second term.
"It's not really a big surprise," Thaksin, the first elected Thai leader to complete one term, told reporters at his party headquarters after a lackluster campaign some analysts said was largely a referendum on his CEO-style of leadership, informs Reuters.
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities