Coups d'etat

Leader of Thai Raksa Chart party Preechapol Pongpanich, center, talks to media at the Constitutional Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Thailand's Constitutional Court has ordered the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 07, 2019 - 9:43 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month's general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. The Constitutional Court also banned members of the Thai Raksa Chart...
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March 01, 2019 - 1:44 pm
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A court in Istanbul on Friday convicted a former opposition party lawmaker of aiding a network led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, and sentenced him to more than four years in prison, Turkey's state-run news agency reported. Anadolu Agency said the court convicted ex-...
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In this Oct 27, 2017, photo, Thai Princess Ubolratana Mahidol waves to Thai people outside Grand Palace in Bangkok , Thailand. The selection of the elder sister of Thailand’s king as a political party nominee for prime minister has upended a tradition of the palace playing no public role in politics. Most but not all modern monarchies steer clear of direct involvement in electoral politics or governing. (AP Photo)
February 09, 2019 - 7:35 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai political party swore loyalty to the king after its stunning decision to nominate the monarch's sister as its candidate for prime minister backfired when the king called the move inappropriate and unconstitutional. The statement of fealty comes as the country ponders a...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2010, file photo, Thai Princess Ubolratana attends the Thai Gala Night in Hong Kong. Thai Raksa Chart party selected Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, the princess as its nominee to serve as the next prime minister, upending tradition that the royal palace plays no public role in politics and upsetting all predictions about what may happen in the March election. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
February 08, 2019 - 1:58 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's chaotic politics took two astonishing turns Friday when the sister of the king made a historic bid to become prime minister, only to have him shut down her effort as "inappropriate" because it violated tradition and the constitution, which keep the monarchy from getting...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the MPs of his ruling Justice and Development Party at the parliament, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool)
February 05, 2019 - 6:48 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A two-day visit by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to Turkey got off to a shaky start Tuesday after Turkey put up bounties for the capture of eight Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece following a failed coup in 2016. Tsipras and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are...
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Leader of Pheu Thai party Sudarat Keyuraphan, center, is greeted by supporters as he arrives for the registration of constituency candidates competing in upcoming general election at Thailand-Japan Youth Center stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Candidates in Thailand’s first general election since the military seized power almost five years ago, began registering on Monday. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
February 04, 2019 - 6:29 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Candidates in Thailand's first general election since the military seized power in 2014 began registering Monday, as supporters waved banners and chanted slogans in political activity that until recently was illegal. Hundreds of candidates from dozens of parties crammed into an...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 file photo, members of the media work outside the United States consulate in Istanbul. Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, working at the consulate, is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. Topuz, has been in custody since October 2017. (AP Photo/Neyran Elden, File)
February 02, 2019 - 6:35 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul is set to go on trial in March on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the Turkish government, a court decided Friday. A court ruled to keep Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the Drug Enforcement Agency, in...
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A man walks past graffiti on the wall of a vacant lot that reads in Spanish: "Get out Maduro," referring to President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 24, 2019 - 7:56 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido says he would consider granting amnesty to President Nicolas Maduro and his allies if they helped return Venezuela to democracy. Guaido gave his first...
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In this image from TV, a soldier who identified himself as Lt. Obiang Ondo Kelly, commander of the Republican Guard, reads a statement on state television broadcast from Libreville, saying the military has seized control of the government, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The statement said Soldiers from Gabon's Republican Guard have launched a coup "to restore democracy" in the West African country, while imposing a curfew in the capital, and the internet has been cut. No violence has been reported and President Ali Bongo has been out of the country since October amid reports that he had a stroke.(Gabon State TV via AP)
January 07, 2019 - 12:30 pm
LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Gabon's government has retained control of the West African country after an attempted military coup early Monday in which two plotters were killed, the government said. Five army officers who took over state radio in the coup attempt have been arrested, government...
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January 03, 2019 - 5:24 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a U.S. delegation is meeting Turkish officials to discuss a long-standing Turkish request for the extradition of Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen who is accused of being behind the failed coup in 2016. Anadolu Agency said Thursday that the...
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