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Thai military ruler sets election for Oct. 201528062014Posted on June 28, 2014 by Thailand’s military ruler says he expects a parliamentary election to be held around October of next year in preparation for a return to democratic rule.
Thai Army chief Prayut Chan-o-cha is the Chairman of the National Council for Peace and Order. He spoke about the country’s future political process in a televised speech on Friday.
Prayut explained that a team of experts has been working on a draft interim constitution that will be adopted next month.
The general said a legislature will be set up in September to launch an interim government. He added that provincial representatives will launch a council for political reform in October.
Prayut said the process will be completed in 2015 to pave the way for a creation of an elected government. He called for the people’s understanding and cooperation.
The Thai military took power in a coup d’etat on May 22nd. It continues to increa…
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Ukraine and EU sign free trade zone deal27062014  Ukraine signed the economic part of the Association agreement with the EU,  Georgia and Moldova too joining the pact, even though big economic risks lie ahead.
The signing of the economic part of the agreement comes after 8 months of violent unrest in Ukraine, which broke out in Kiev and spread across the country in November after then-President Viktor Yanukovich decided to reject the trade agreement in favor of trilateral talks.
The document contains 31 signatures – Ukraine, all 28 EU member states, as well as that of the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. The agreement will only come into force when it is ratified by every national parliament in the EU. It is expected that the ratification process will be complete by this fall.
Georgia and Moldova also signed both political and economic parts of the Association Agreement. Ukraine signed a political …