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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2793

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Political leaders weigh in on value of Koizumi's visit to North Korea

Political leaders continued debating Sunday the outcome of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, with an opposition leader denouncing it as a "big failure."

Philippines' Arroyo wins elections - poll official

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has won the Philippines presidential election by less than a million votes over action movie hero and political novice Fernando Poe Jr.

PM speaks to Karunanidhi on DMK ministers not assuming office

In a bid to mollify DMK, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today spoke to its supremo M Karunanidhi to sort out the issue of portfolio allocation to its ministers even as the Congress gave enough hints that all demands of the allies could not be met.

20 Prabhakaran Cadres Killed in the Eastern Region By Col. Karuna’s Forces – Divana

By Walter Jayawardhana - Reporting from Los Angeles

In the latest battles of internecine fratricidal warfare between the Prabhakaran and Colonel Karuna Amman factions of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) 22 rebels were killed and scores more were injured, Colombo’s Sinhala language daily, the Divaina reported.

JVP Slams Norway for distorting the entire Talks process.

Janata Vimukthi Perumuna slams Norway for contorting, distorting and confusing the whole process of the Talks with the Tamil rebel outfit - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Government of Sri Lanka as Peace Talks - giving a new twist and a new dimension to the entire process.

Thai FM visits France

Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai is leading a Thai delegation to visit France during 24-25 May to follow-up on the "Strategic Partners" concept initiated by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra during his trip to France last year.

India's new union ministers

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced portfolios of his 67-member council of ministers on Sunday, one day after the team was sworn in.

Chidambaram is finance minister

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the architect of India's economic restructuring, named an avowedly pro-reform colleague as finance minister on Sunday, a move aimed at soothing investor jitters about his government.

Burma Abusing Rohingyas - Muslim Minority.

The Muslim ethnic minority – Rohingyas, continue to suffer from multiple restriction and human rights violations, said Amnesty International.

Professor K.Thambaiyah shot and killed

Professor Kumaravelu Thambaiyah, Dean of the Economic Faculty, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, has been shot and killed this evening around 4.15 pm, at Batticaloa in the very close proximity of his residence.