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  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....
  • Thailand's junta upbeat on economy, but not out of woods yet

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's junta wants to sell a positive story about its coup saving a troubled economy from recession, and while it seems to have business on board there is little evidence yet of a sustainable, broad-based recovery. A plethora of...
  • Thai junta leader tells nation to move on from coup

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying...
  • Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a month by...
  • Australia seeks Thai help for Aussie couples, surrogate babies

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Australia urged Thailand on Friday to allow Australian couples with babies born by Thai surrogate mothers to return home with their children following a crackdown on commercial surrogacy that has left many couples in limbo. Foreigners...
  • Thai court dismisses murder charges against former PM, deputy

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai criminal court on Thursday threw out charges of murder and abuse of power faced by a former prime minister, Abhisit Vejjajiva, and his then deputy over a deadly crackdown on street protesters in 2010. The decision, three months...
  • Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover

    Historic Pasadena hotel gets $60-million makeover
    A historic hotel in downtown Pasadena that served as sedate senior housing for decades is about to make a splashy comeback. The $60-million makeover of Hotel Constance reflects Pasadena's rising profile as an international travel destination. As part of...
  • Japan suspect in Thai 'baby factory' scandal hands over DNA samples

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - The lawyer of a Japanese man suspected of having fathered at least 12 babies using Thai surrogate mothers submitted DNA samples to Thai police on Monday in a bid to clear his name. The 24-year-old man, identified by police as a...
  • Food scare in China is good news for Thailand's CP Foods

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Business is booming at Charoen Pokphand Foods Pcl (CPF) , Thailand's biggest meat and animal feed producer, especially now it has won orders for chicken products from McDonald's Holding Co (Japan) after a food scare in China. The...
  • Thai junta boosts spending on defense, education in draft budget

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, stressing that the military had a "limited time" in power before a return to civilian rule, submitted a draft fiscal 2015 budget on Monday, with defense and education receiving hefty...
  • Thailand avoids recession in second quarter, but doubts on recovery pace remain

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand avoided recession in the second quarter, though doubts remain about how robustly it can recover after the army stepped in to end political unrest and seek to lift a stumbling economy. Southeast Asia's second largest economy...