Thai junta files sedition complaint against new party leader

World 04/03/19, 03:52

Thailand's ruling junta has filed a complaint accusing the leader of a popular new political party of sedition and aiding criminals, a move that its target described as politically motivated.The party, Future Forward, ran a strong third in elections last month that were also contested by a pro-military party.Future Forward's ...

Air is so dirty in northern Thailand, leader flies to see it

World 04/02/19, 02:02

The air hanging over Thailand's far north has become so polluted, the prime minister went Tuesday to see in person what's been called a severe health crisis.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrived by helicopter at an army base in Chiang Mai, a city that's a popular tourist destination where seasonal haze ...

Analysis: Thai polls show divisions and instability remain

World 04/01/19, 20:17

Thailand's junta leader looks set to return as prime minister after a general election stacked heavily in his favor, but the process reveals that more than a decade's polarization in Thai politics is as strong as ever.Rather than ensuring stability, the sharply divided vote almost guarantees new struggles over power, ...

Thai king strips fugitive ex-PM Thaksin of royal decorations

World 03/30/19, 19:34

Thailand's king has stripped fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of his royal decorations, citing his 2008 flight to escape serving a two-year prison term on a conflict of interest conviction and other legal cases against him.Thai media reported that the royal command from King Maha Vajiralongkorn was published Saturday ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

World 03/29/19, 01:48

Thailand's recent general elections, its first since a 2014 military coup, set off jubilation among party loyalists and efforts by various party leaders to build a governing coalition even though the official results aren't required until May.In other images from the Asia-Pacific region this week, a fire in an office ...

Thai Election Commission says junta party won popular vote

World 03/28/19, 03:43

Thailand's Election Commission says it has counted 100 percent of the votes from the recent general election and a party allied with the ruling junta has won the most votes, though the results are not yet official.In a news conference Thursday, the commission did not say how many seats that ...

Thai anti-military parties say they have seats to form govt

World 03/27/19, 00:48

Seven Thai political parties led by one ousted from power in a military coup said Wednesday that they believed they won enough seats in the recent general election to form the next government.The announcement came amid concerns about potential irregularities in Sunday's vote, the first since a 2014 coup, and ...

Election observers say initial Thai vote count was ‘flawed’

World 03/26/19, 01:19

An international election observation group has issued a critical report on Thailand's first election since a 2014 military coup, saying the "tabulation and consolidation of ballots were deeply flawed."The Asian Network for Free Elections says those issues led to the announcement of some preliminary results that were "wildly inaccurate."It says ...

Thai election results delayed, anti-junta party claims win

World 03/25/19, 03:06

Thailand's election commission says it will release full vote counts from the first election since a 2014 coup on Friday as an anti-junta party claimed it won the most seats and will try to form a government.The commission said Monday it will announce the results of 350 constituency seats later ...

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday’s retreat on Wall Street

Business 03/25/19, 01:04

Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index skidded 3.1 percent to 20,962.77, while the ...

Key developments from Thailand’s post-coup election

World 03/25/19, 00:01

A military-backed party appears to have won the most votes in Thailand's first election since a 2014 coup after tilting the electoral system in its favor. If the preliminary results hold, it will likely add to nearly two decades of political instability in Thailand. Some key developments from the election.___MILITARY ...

Asian shares sink, tracking Friday’s retreat on Wall Street

Business 03/24/19, 23:20

Shares tumbled in Asia on Monday after Wall Street ended last week with a broad retreat, while Thailand's market saw a moderate loss following a general election that appeared likely to keep the incumbent, junta-backed prime minister in power.Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index tumbled 3.2 percent to 20,930.27, while the ...

Update: Military party takes lead in Thai election

World 03/24/19, 09:42

The Latest on Thailand's general election (all times local):9:40 p.m.Figures from Thailand's Election Commission show a military-backed party has taken the lead in the country's first election since a 2014 coup.A woman casts her vote at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, March 24, 2019, during Thailand's first general ...

Voting underway in Thailand’s first election since 2014 coup

World 03/23/19, 20:10

Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country's first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new political system that ...

Nacho Elvira edges closer to Maybank Championship title

Golf 03/23/19, 04:15

Nacho Elvira took a big step towards clinching a first European Tour title after he fired a 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot advantage over David Lipsky after the third round at the Maybank Championship on Saturday.Elvira has been on song since the opening round where he joint-led the standings, and ...

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