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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.
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...

    Taylor Swift Cancels Thailand Concert Following Military Coup

    Taylor Swift has canceled a sold-out concert in Bangkok, Thailand, following Thursday's military coup. Concert promoter BEC-Tero posted the following statement on their website regarding the news: "Due to recent events in Thailand, Taylor Swift's concert...

    Thailand's military seizes power in coup, vows to restore stability

    Thailand’s military on Thursday seized power from a caretaker government, declaring that the takeover was necessary to end six months of political crisis and often violent protests. It was the 12th coup in Thailand in 84 years. The televised...

    Thailand's citizens react stoically as military launches coup

    Thailand's military on Thursday carried out the country's 12th coup in 82 years, arresting government and protest leaders in a move the army chief said would end six months of turmoil and deadly protests. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, flanked by uniformed...