Putin tries to woo Russian teens with live TV show

/ Jul 22, 2017

Putin tries to woo Russian teens with live TV show

President Vladimir Putin on Friday took part in a live television show, fielding questions from Russian youngsters in an apparent bid to connect with teenagers who have been flocking to opposition rallies. Putin, his shirt collar unbuttoned, faced his young audience at an educational centre ...

Cambodia OKs bill tightening screws on opposition

/ Jul 10, 2017

Cambodia OKs bill tightening screws on opposition

Cambodia's National Assembly passed a bill on Monday barring political parties from having links with convicted criminals, a move aimed at keeping the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party from capitalizing on its association with its popular former leader, Sam Rainsy. Sam Rainsy has been convicted ...

Martial arts expert Battulga wins Mongolia presidential election

/ Jul 9, 2017

Martial arts expert Battulga wins Mongolia presidential election

A brash businessman with martial arts skills clinched Mongolia's first-ever presidential runoff election Saturday after his opponent conceded defeat in the scandal-plagued race to take the helm of the resource-rich but debt-laden country. Khaltmaa Battulga of the opposition Democratic Party (DP), a 54-year-old former world ...