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  • EU threatens Thailand with seafood ban over illegal fishing

    The European Union has given Thailand six months to drastically crack down on illegal and unregulated fishing or face an EU seafood import ban, but has lifted the threat of similar action against South Korea and the Philippines. EU Fisheries Commissioner...
  • Thailand seizes 4 tons of elephant tusks smuggled from Congo

    Thailand seized 4 tons of ivory hidden in bean sacks tracked from Congo in what authorities said was the biggest bust in the country's history, customs officials said Monday. The 739 elephant tusks, bound for Laos, were seized upon arrival at a port in...
  • Kitchen talk with Jazz Singsanong and Tui Sungkamee of Jitlada

    Kitchen talk with Jazz Singsanong and Tui Sungkamee of Jitlada
    In 1979, Sarintip "Jazz" Singsanong showed up in Los Angeles with a suitcase and all of $200 to her name. Twenty-seven years later, in 2006, she and her brother Suthiporn "Tui" Sungkamee, the eldest of the 12 children, took over Jitlada, a long-...
  • Family Traveling To Thailand To Continue Search For Former CT National Guard Member

    Family Traveling To Thailand To Continue Search For Former CT National Guard Member
    A former Connecticut National Guard member and Army veteran has been reported missing in Thailand. Joshua Devine's sister, Jennifer Bakowski of Enfield and mother, Marie Major of Manchester, are traveling to Thailand to help in the search. Devine, 36,...
  • Speedy probe urged over missing Thai environmental activist

    The United Nations human rights office called Thursday on Thailand to speed up an investigation into the disappearance of an ethnic minority environmental activist who has helped villagers report illegal activity in Thailand's largest national park....
  • Former US envoy for NKorea nominated to post in Thailand

    President Barack Obama has nominated a former U.S. envoy for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, as ambassador to Thailand. The White House announced the nomination Monday. The Senate has to approve Davies' appointment, which comes amid strains in the U.S.-...
  • Thai police suspect Muslim rebels behind southern killings

    Police suspect Muslim separatists are behind six killings in Thailand's far south that have come as the country celebrates its traditional New Year. Two rubber farmers were shot dead on their plantation in Yala province on Monday, and four people in...
  • Thai junta links Samui island bombing to political opponents

    A car bomb explosion that slightly injured seven people on the popular resort island of Samui in southern Thailand may be linked to the country's political turmoil, a spokesman for the military government said Saturday. Initial reports indicated that the...
  • Thai leader moves to lift martial law, impose absolute power

    Thailand's military-installed prime minister said Tuesday he plans to lift martial law 10 months after staging a coup, but will invoke a special security measure that critics say is more draconian. The development has sparked concern from human rights...
  • Thai court gives 25-year jail sentence for defaming monarchy

    A Thai military court sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison on Tuesday on charges of defaming the country's monarchy in what appears to be the longest sentence handed down in recent years for the crime of lese majeste, a civil liberties lawyer...
  • Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers

    Thai leader calls for ending martial law but seeks sweeping new powers
    Thailand's coup leader-turned-prime minister on Tuesday called for an end to martial law, to be replaced with sweeping authority for himself that human rights advocates likened to absolute power with impunity. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, a general...