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  • Thai prosecutor presses criminal charges against ex-premier

    Thailand's attorney general on Thursday pressed criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for negligence related to her government's money-losing rice subsidy program, a move likely to prolong conflicts in a divided nation plagued...
  • Thai food ambassador Andy Ricker was ready to return to LA

    The last time Andy Ricker lived in Los Angeles, he worked at a pizza shop, lived in a neighborhood known as "Ghost Town," and much of the city was cloaked in a noxious veil of drugs and crime. When he left to travel the world in 1986, he swore he'd...
  • Restaurant review: Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown, a learning process

    Restaurant review: Pok Pok Phat Thai in Chinatown, a learning process
    Pok Pok Phat Thai is the first Los Angeles outpost of Andy Ricker, the American-born chef who has built a small Thai food empire in Portland, Ore., and New York. It is a small counter built into the Chinatown mall storefront where the chicken pho dive...
  • Thai economy barely grew in 2014 after protests, coup

    Thailand's economy barely grew last year as tourism, investment and exports fell after months of anti-government protests and a May coup. The National Economic and Social Development Board said Monday the economy grew 0.7 percent in 2014, falling short...
  • It's Valentine's Day in Thailand, call the police

    Ah, Valentine's Day. Call the police, or better yet the Moral Promotion Center. In most countries, Feb. 14 is a highly commercialized day of romance. In Thailand, it's also a time for strict warnings — and this year a new Twitter hashtag aimed at...
  • EU criticizes detention policy, military courts in Thailand

    Representatives of the European Union expressed concern over Thailand's use of detention without charge and having civilians tried in military courts, adding to mounting criticism of justice under the Southeast Asian nation's military rule. Their...
  • Wildlife officials: Famed Thai temple doesn't abuse tigers

    Wildlife officials: Famed Thai temple doesn't abuse tigers
    Thai wildlife protection officers say they found no mistreatment of more than 100 tigers housed at a Buddhist temple that is a popular tourist attraction, though charges have been pressed for keeping rare birds there. About 50 officials from the...
  • No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    No bond for S. Florida man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    A Palm Beach County man will stay in jail while he fights extradition to Thailand on criminal charges he kidnapped a wealthy U.S. businessman there and tried to collect a $2 million ransom, a federal judge ruled. Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, of Palm Beach, is...
  • U.S., Thailand to hold military exercise despite tensions

    U.S., Thailand to hold military exercise despite tensions
    The United States and Thailand begin major military exercises Monday that are being overshadowed by growing tension between the longtime allies over the actions of Thailand’s army-run dictatorship. The annual exercises are the first to take...
  • Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China

    Turkey embraces Muslim Uighurs who made perilous escape from China
    Wearing woolen hats pulled down tight against the winter chill, the newly arrived youngsters from western China scurried around the ramshackle, low-rise apartment complex chasing after soccer balls and drifting balloons. They scampered into tents brimming...
  • S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case

    S. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in bizarre kidnap case
    Shawn Abraham Shaw is an international fugitive who hid out in South Florida after kidnapping a wealthy buinessman in Thailand and negotiating a $2 million ransom — at least according to Thai authorities and U.S. government officials who want him...