쿠테타로 축출됐던 태국의 탁신 전 총리가 국영 복권사업에서 자금을 빼돌리는 혐의로 추가 기소했습니다.

탁신 전 총리는 지난 2003년부터 2006년까지 복권사업을 부정 인가하고 운영한 혐의 다른46명의 관리들과 함께 대법원에 기소됐습니다.

탁신 전 총리는 자신에게 씌워진 부패혐의를 벗겠다며 18개월간의 망명생활을 끝내고 지난달 태국으로 귀국했습니다.

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China's trade surplus fell 64 percent in February from a year earlier, as imports surged and exports sagged.

China's customs administration said today (Monday) that the trade surplus for February shrank to just eight-point-56 billion dollars from 19-point-five billion in January and 23-point-eight billion a year earlier.

Economists had been expecting a weakening of the export performance, partly as a result of the U.S. economic problems, making the American consumer less likely to buy Chinese goods.

Analysts said record snowstorms and the timing of the Lunar New Year holiday also contributed to the surplus decline.

China's surpluses cause tension with trading partners and threaten to worsen inflation by flooding the financial system with cash.