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  • Thailand approves $11 billion measures to lift economic growth

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government approved plans for stimulus measures worth a combined 364 billion baht ($11.2 billion) on Wednesday in a bid to revive an economy laid low by months of political unrest. Southeast Asia's second-largest...
  • U.S. embassy issues warning after clashes in Myanmar

    YANGON (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Myanmar on Wednesday issued a warning to its citizens travel ling in eastern Myanmar after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels. Various rebels groups have battled the central government in...
  • After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking

    After coup and slayings, Thai authorities ponder tourist-tracking
    Yearlong political unrest followed by a military coup has cut deeply into Thailand's vital tourist trade, and a grisly double slaying of British backpackers in mid-September has spurred fear of an even sharper plummet in foreign visits. But a proposal...
  • Rights group urges Europe to press Thai leader on rights on Italy trip

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A human rights group on Tuesday urged the European Union to press Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to protect human rights and restore democracy quickly when he travels to Italy for a summit of Asian and European leaders. Prayuth,...
  • Thai tourism minister wants wristbands for tourists, party curfews

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's tourism minister said on Tuesday that identification wristbands would be distributed to tourists following the murder of two British backpackers earlier this month that has raised fresh concerns over tourist safety. Tourism...
  • Parade marks Thai PM's transition to civilian, army keeps grip on power

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's army chief prime minister, General Prayuth Chan-ocha, hands over command of the army this week to a trusted ally and steps into civilian politics as head of a government likely to soon face pressure to turn around a...
  • Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle

    Travel picks: Top 10 spots to explore by bicycle
    While most travelers know that Copenhagen and Amsterdam are ideal for exploring by bicycle, the rise of bike-sharing and bike tours in other cities is making discovering other destinations by bicycle easier than ever. Wouldn't you rather experience a city...
  • Thai PM bemoans divisive soap operas, offers to write better ones

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Friday criticized television soap operas for promoting violence and divisions in society said he wanted scripts to encourage reconciliation, and would write them himself if he had to. Prayuth,...
  • Thai central bank seen positive on growth but weak August data expected

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand will present updated forecasts on Friday that should reflect confidence that an economic recovery is under way, but data due early next week may show that its key growth engines aren't firing again yet. The overall outlook...
  • Thai PM Prayuth says 'no harm' listening to fortune-tellers

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha admitted on Tuesday he had sought advice from fortune-tellers following media speculation over his spiritual beliefs. Prayuth led a May coup that toppled a democratically elected...
  • Thai PM apologizes for bikini comment after murder of British tourists

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha apologized on Thursday for criticizing tourists who wear bikinis in Thailand, comments that sparked an international outcry following the murder of two Britons there this week. The bodies...