Iran Nuclear: The Iranian government says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sent President Bush a proposal for "new solutions" to resolve tensions between Tehran and Washington.A spokesman in Tehran who announced Mr. Ahmadinejad's message today (Monday) did not specifically mention the international dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
The spokesman (Gholam-Hossein Ilham) says the Iranian leader is proposing "new ways of getting out of the current vulnerable world situation," but gave no further details.
Thailand's top court has nullified the country's April second parliamentary elections and ordered a new vote. Court officials say the judges of Thailand's Constitutional Court ruled the elections were invalid by a margin of eight to six. They also voted nine to five to call new elections. The court will now consult with Thailand's Election Commission on a date for the rerun of the parliamentary polls. The case for scrapping the elections was brought by a group of academics who filed several petitions arguing the vote was badly organized and violated Thai election laws.
Philippines Politics: Five Philippine
legislators accused of plotting a coup against the president have emerged from the Congress building where they took refuge more than two months ago. Hundreds of supporters cheered the left-wing lawmakers today (Monday) as they walked out of the House of Representatives after a 70-day standoff with the government. The five hid in the building to avoid being taken into custody for their alleged role in a failed plot in February to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
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