Court lifts Thai PM’s suspension, says he can serve until 2025

Court-suspended Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in his role of defense minister, inspects a Sig Sauer US Army XM250 LMG Light Machine Gun on display at the Defense and Security 2022, a Tri-Service defense and internal security showcase in Bangkok, Thailand, 29 August 2022. EPA-EFE/RUNGROJ YONGRIT/FILE

By Lobsang DS Subirana Bangkok Desk, Sep 30 (EFE).- Thailand’s Constitutional Court allowed Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-Ocha to remain in his post Friday after an investigation into whether he had breached a clause limiting his term in office, by ruling that his tenure began in 2017. The decision means he can serve until 2025 … Read more

Italians set to vote in historic elections

Far-right leader of Brothers of Italy party Giorgia Meloni during her political campaign ahead of elections. EFE/EPA/LUCA ZENNARO

Rome, Sep 24 (EFE).- Italy’s political leaders wrapped up their campaigns ahead of decisive elections Sunday which is likely to bring to power the most right-wing government since the end of WWII. Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni is the favorite to to win the election, according to polls. Meloni, leader of the Brothers of Italy party, … Read more

From Louis Vuitton to prison: the meteoric fall of Malaysia’s Najib Razak

Malaysia's former prime minister Najib Razak (C) arrives at the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, Malaysia, 05 April 2021. EFE-EPA FILE/FAZRY ISMAIL

By Paloma Almoguera Singapore, Sep 18 (EFE).- For years, former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak and his wife lived a high-flying life on funds embezzled from a state development fund, but a rapid change in fortunes has seen the leader languish in prison and bet on a royal pardon as the last hope for returning … Read more