Wikinews Shorts: December 16, 2008

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A compilation of brief news reports for Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

Abhisit Vejjajiva becomes Thai prime minister

Location of Thailand
Location of Thailand

The former Democrat Party's opposition leader of Thailand, Abhisit Vejjajiva, was elected as the prime minister in a special vote in the parliament.

He had won over former police chief Pracha Promnok by 235 votes to 198, according to Chai Chidchob, the lower house's speaker.

Vejjajiva became the prime minister after the previous PM, Somchai Wongsawat, was obliged to step down after a court hearing in early December this year.


Time Warner buys 10 million shares of Eidos Interactive

Eidos Interactive logo

Eidos Interactive announced that Time Warner Entertainment, a division of Time Warner, has bought an additional 10 million shares, thereby increasing its stake to 19.92%.

Eidos stated that Time Warner Entertainment purchased the shares on December 11, 2008. Time Warner now owns a total of 52.5 million shares of Eidos.

Eidos is a popular video game developer that developed games such as the Tomb Raider and Hitman series.