Red shirt protesters clashed with Bangkok police after a renegade general who supported the opposition was shot Thursday. Two months of violence have now killed 34 people.
A law enforcement investigator enters a home at 39 Waverley Avenue, in Watertown, Mass., on Thursday. Federal agents arrested two people and are searching locations in Massachusetts and New York in connection with the failed Times Square car bomb, federal authorities said.
Renegade Thai general Khattiya Sawasdipol, suspended from duty for his sympathies toward red shirt protesters, had been helping them secure a protest site. Some red shirts had begun to disavow him.
An agreement between the red shirts and Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has broken down, with protesters vowing to continue their Bangkok sit-in and the government ordering armored vehicles and snipers to surround and seal off the protest site.
Markets across the world soared after the European Central Bank promised the creation of a $955 billion rescue fund for eurozone countries with debt problems. But some economists are worried about moral hazard – bailouts leading to reckless spending.
Though Thailand’s red-shirt protests are dismissed by some as a political ploy by former Thaksin Shinawatra, they have also tapped into desires in the rural northeast for economic and social justice.
President Obama addresses the 1,200 graduates of Hampton University, a historically black university, at the school's Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va., Sunday.