Israel wants missile boats to protect offshore gas fields

HAIFA, Israel, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Israel's Defense Ministry is seeking more money to purchase four German missile boats to protect the country's offshore gas fields, officials said.

Bangkok braces for pro- and anti-government rallies

BANGKOK, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Protest leaders in Thailand, both opposing and supporting the government, said massive rallies will be held next week to mobilize supporters.
Thai protestors storm Army headquarters

Thai protestors storm Army headquarters

Nov. 29 (UPI)-- Anti-government demonstrators seeking the ouster of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra stormed Army headquarters today, the latest in a series of public actions by protestors who earlier this week {link:took over the Finance Ministry: "http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/11/25/Anti-government-demonstrations-in-Thailand-climax-as-protestors-take-over-Finance-Ministry/9041385396026/"} and breached the Foreign Ministry compound.
JC Finley

Protesters disrupt work at 10 ministries in Thailand

BANGKOK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Protesters in Thailand marched on 10 ministries Wednesday, escalating their demonstrations against the government and blocking workers' entry to the facilities.

Internal security act imposed in Bangkok as Thai protests widen

BANGKOK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Bangkok and nearby areas were put under Thailand's Internal Security Act Tuesday as anti-government protesters showed no sign of ending their agitation.
Anti-government demonstrations in Thailand climax as protestors take over Finance Ministry

Anti-government demonstrations in Thailand climax as protestors take over Finance Ministry

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Demonstrations against the Thai government continued on Monday as protestors overtook the Finance Ministry and entered the grounds of the Foreign Ministry.
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Bangkok hit by another day of anti-government protests

BANGKOK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Thousands of demonstrators forced their way into the Finance Ministry Monday in a second day of anti-government protests in Bangkok, police said.

Large demonstrations consume Bangkok

Nov. 23 (UPI) --Protesters opposed to the current Thai government occupied the Finance Ministry Monday, as they continue to try and topple the government of Thai PM Yingluck Shinawatra.
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Japan trade deficit soars to $10.88B in October

TOKYO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Japan's October trade deficit soared 96.1 percent year-on-year to 1,090.7 billion yen ($10.88 billion) as a weaker yen pushed up import costs, data showed.

Arab world: U.S. defense industry peers into the abyss

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense contractors are looking at a potentially sharp downturn in arms sales to key Arab states like Saudi Arabia and Egypt, for decades their best foreign customers, because of the Obama administration's effort to forge a new relationship with Iran and to punish the Egyptian military for usurping their country's first Islamist president.

$5.7 million stolen from Afghanistan Ministry of Finance

KABUL, Afghanistan, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Afghanistan's Ministry of Finance said two men were arrested after $5.7 million was stolen from the ministry's bank accounts.

Ukraine minister: Naftogaz debt to Gazprom to be resolved Monday

KIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A dispute over late payment of $882 million owed by Ukraine's Naftogaz to Russia's Gazprom will be resolved Monday, a Ukrainian minister said over the weekend.

Japan September trade deficit hits $9.5 billion

TOKYO, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Japan Monday reported a trade deficit of 932.14 billion yen ($9.5 billion) for September, largely due to a weaker yen, which drives up import costs.

Budget cuts may halt Israel's Arrow 3 missile defense project

JERUSALEM, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Budget cuts may halt the development of Israel's Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system, capable of thwarting long-range Iranian missiles, officials warn.

S. Korean interest on debt soars to all-time high

SEOUL, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The South Korean government expects to pay an all-time high interest of about $18.9 billion this year on its growing national debt, official data showed Tuesday.
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