Thaksin confidant named Speaker of Thai Parliament
A confidant of ousted prime minister Thaksin
Shinawatra was named speaker of Thailand's parliament Tuesday, an
official said, in the first move by the chamber dominated by the
India ruling Congress slams left ally's "third front"
India's ruling Congress party warned a decision
by its communist coalition ally to seek a new political grouping
ahead of a likely general election next year could open the way to
victory for opposition Hindu nationalists.