Articles by Esther Tran Le
- Netherlands: Court Bans Foreigners Buying Pot In Coffee Shops
April 28 2012 7:17 AM
The Dutch courts have decided to impose a ban preventing foreign tourists from buying marijuana from cafe shops.
- India's Former Opposition Leader Convicted Of Bribery
April 27 2012 3:29 PM
Bangaru Laxman, former chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was found guilt of accepting bribes.
- Palestinian Authority Censors Internet; Minister Quits
April 27 2012 2:29 PM
Palestinian minister, Abu Daqa, stepped down from his position after accusing the Palestinian Authority (PA) of censoring websites criticizing the leadership.
- U.S. Plans To Remove Troops From Okinawa
April 27 2012 10:58 AM
In a joint declaration statement issued Friday, the United States and Japan have agreed to the removal of 9,000 troops from Okinawa island.
- Netanyahu Legalizes More West Bank Settlements In Blow To Peace Talks
April 24 2012 12:07 PM
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the legalization of 3 West Bank outposts, angering Palestinians seeking to put an end to Israeli settlements.
- In French Elections, Le Pen Voters To Make Or Break Hollande
April 24 2012 10:39 AM
Until the second round of French elections, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande and incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy will be battling it out for the 17.9 percent of the French public who voted for Marine Le Pen won in the first round.
- Francois Hollande: The Man Who Would Be France's Next President
April 21 2012 7:18 AM
Francois Hollande is France's Socialist candidate for the 2012 French presidential campaign.
- Huge Water Reserves Found Under Africa
April 20 2012 2:44 PM
Researchers from the British Geological Survey (BGS) and University College-London have mapped out the groundwater aquifers resting under the African continent. They found huge reservoirs of water under the northern countries of the African continent.
- Myanmar Seeks Out Japanese Aid To Relieve Debt
April 20 2012 11:07 AM
Myanmar President Thein Stein hopes to achieve a resolution with Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda about Myanmar's debt.
- Newspaper Boom In Asia Defies Trends In West
April 17 2012 12:23 PM
Asia is experiencing an increase in newspaper circulation, giving hope to newspaper publications that fear their eclipse in western countries, such as the United States.
- Palestinian Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike In Israel
April 17 2012 10:39 AM
1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike on Tuesday, National Prisoner's Day, to protest Israel's practice of administrative detention and the intolerable treatment in Israeli jails.
- Air Canada Pilots' No-Show Cancels Flights
April 13 2012 4:21 PM
An unusual large number of pilots of Air Canada called in sick on Friday, cancelling and delaying half a hundred flights in Toronto and Montreal.