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thai police say they have car ex-prime minister used to flee


thai police on friday were examining a car they believe was used to help former prime minister yingluck shinawatra flee the country ahead of a court verdict that could have seen her jailed for a decade.






thai police say they have car ex-prime minister used to flee


bangkok (ap) — thai police are examining a car they believe was used to help former prime minister yingluck shinawatra flee the country ahead of a court verdict that could have seen her jailed for a decade. deputy police commissioner pol. gen. srivara ransibrahmanakul said late thursday that investigators used surveillance camera records from a […]






thai police search for more firearms in said plot to kill pm


bangkok (ap) — thai police said monday that they’re looking for more weapons believed to be part of a plot to assassinate the prime minister, after police discovered guns and thousands of bullets allegedly belonging to an anti-establishment leader. police found over a dozen guns, around 6,000 bullets, knives, drugs, grenades and other contraband over […]






thai prime minister accepts trump’s invitation to visit us


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s prime minister has accepted president donald trump’s invitation to visit the united states as the u.s. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward his southeast asian counterparts. trump telephoned thailand’s prime minister prayuth chan-ocha and singapore prime minister lee hsien loong on sunday to reaffirm traditional close relations and invite them […]






thai prime minister accepts trump’s invitation to visit us


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s prime minister has accepted president donald trump’s invitation to visit the united states, his office announced monday, as the u.s. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward his southeast asian counterparts. trump telephoned thailand’s prime minister prayuth chan-ocha and singapore prime minister lee hsien loong on sunday to reaffirm traditional close […]






thai police question dismissed senior royal palace aide


bangkok (ap) — a former high-ranking police officer dismissed from a senior position in thailand’s royal palace has been questioned by police about land encroachment charges in what is seen as the latest example of thailand’s new king purging aides and other close associates. thai media this week published a leaked order from prime minister […]






analysis: flight of ex-thai prime minister boosts junta rule


as a prominent opponent of thailand's ruling junta, ousted prime minister yingluck shinawatra would have been a thorn in the government's side no matter how the country's top court ruled this week in a criminal trial her supporters say is politically motivated.






thai court will issue arrest warrant for former prime minister yingluck shinawat


bangkok (ap) — thai court will issue arrest warrant for former prime minister yingluck shinawatra after she misses trial hearing.






thai prime minister accepts trump's invitation to visit us


thailand's prime minister has accepted president donald trump's invitation to visit the united states as the u.s. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward his southeast asian counterparts.






thai prime minister accepts trump's invitation to visit us


thailand's prime minister has accepted an invitation from president donald trump to visit the united states, his office said monday, as the u.s. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward several southeast asian counterparts.






thai prime minister accepts trump's invitation to visit us


thailand's prime minister has accepted president donald trump's invitation to visit the united states, his office announced monday, as the u.s. leader made an unexpected diplomatic initiative toward his southeast asian counterparts.






former thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra disappears before verdict in negl


thailand's military ruler said friday that authorities are searching for yingluck shinawatra, the former prime minister whose government he ousted in a coup three years ago, after she failed to appear for a verdict in a criminal case that could send her to prison for 10 years. yingluck's whereabouts...






iceland prime minister resigns; new election expected on nov. 4


iceland's president on saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election will most likely be held on nov. 4. prime minister bjarni benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister's...






iceland prime minister resigns, new election expected on nov.4


iceland's president on saturday accepted the resignation of the volcanic island's prime minister, who says a new election mostly likely will be held on nov. 4. prime minister bjarni benediktsson lost his nine-month-old, center-right coalition after one party quit over an attempt by the prime minister's...






ex-thai prime minister flees to avoid verdict


arrest warrant was issued for yingluck shinawatra.






thai government seeks to collect big tax bill from former pm


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s military government is seeking to collect at least 12 billion baht ($360 million) in unpaid taxes and penalties from a prime minister toppled in a coup 11 years ago, in what his supporters consider a continuing political vendetta. deputy prime minister wissanu krea-ngam said wednesday that in order to avoid a […]






thai ex-pm urges supporters to stay away from court ruling


bangkok (ap) — friends and foes alike of former thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra are anxiously awaiting a verdict friday by the supreme court on charges she was criminally negligent in implementing a rice subsidy program that is estimated to have cost the government as much as $17 billion and could send her to prison […]






thai gov’t panel approves coal plant in popular tourist area


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s prime minister says a government committee has approved construction of an 800-megawatt coal power plant near pristine beaches on the andaman sea. the plant is to be built on the coast in krabi, a famous tourist destination with soaring cliffs and white sands. the announcement by prime minister prayuth chan-ocha that […]






police deploy for thai verdict against former pm yingluck


thousands of police deployed outside thailand's supreme court ahead of a verdict expected friday in the contentious trial of former prime minister yingluck shinawatra, whose government was overthrown three years ago by a military junta that still rules this southeast asian country. if convicted of negligence in implementing a national rice subsidy program, she faces 10 years in prison.






thai military hunts for missing ex-prime minister


sources say yingluck shinawatra, overthrown in a 2014 coup, may have fled the country before a key court ruling.






thai military hunts for missing ex-prime minister


sources say yingluck shinawatra, overthrown in a 2014 coup, may have fled the country ahead of a key court ruling.






thai leader says impact of coal plant to be studied again


bangkok (ap) — thailand’s prime minister says the government will ensure that environmental and health impact studies for a coal power plant approved by its energy policy planning committee will be reconsidered, but made clear he expects the project to proceed. prime minister prayuth chan-ocha said tuesday that plans for the 800-megawatt coal power plant […]






ex-greek prime minister lucas papademos wounded in athens bombing


greek police said thursday that former prime minister lucas papademos had been wounded in an explosion in a car in central athens. authorities said the daytime attack left the 69-year-old papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012...






ex-greek prime minister lucas papademos wounded in athens bombing


greek police say former prime minister lucas papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central athens. authorities say the daytime attack left the 69-year-old papademos with non-life-threatening injuries. papademos served as prime minister for six months in 2011-2012 and is a former...






ireland poised to have openly gay, 38-year-old prime minister


leo varadkar, a doctor and ireland’s minister overseeing the country’s social welfare system, friday became the new leader of the ruling fine gael party, bringing him one step closer to becoming the next prime minister. varadkar, who would be the country’s first prime minister who has come out...






the latest: thai official says ex-pm's whereabouts unknown


the latest on the court case against thailand's former prime minister yingluck shinawatra (all times local):






iraqi military urges mosul residents living in areas under islamic state control


iraqi officials coordinating the mosul offensive against islamic state extremists that began in october have reversed themselves after urging residents to shelter in place, and are telling them to flee. prime minister haider abadi had hoped mosul would be recaptured by the end of last year, but...






thai pm gives order to fast-track chinese-backed railway


bangkok (ap) — the head of thailand’s military government has used his special powers to cut through regulations and launch work on a much-delayed $5.27 billion (179 billion baht) joint thai-chinese project for a new railway from bangkok to the northeast. prime minister prayuth chan-ocha utilized article 44 of the constitution imposed by the military […]






former australian prime minister says he was head-butted


australia's prime minister on friday urged restraint in the nation's same-sex marriage debate after a former prime minister who gave the people a direct say in the divisive issue said he was head-butted by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street.






why did the czech prime minister just resign his own government?


czech prime minister bohuslav sobotka unexpectedly announced on tuesday that he will submit his government's resignation later this week. why would a prime minister disband his own government, which has been in place and relatively stable since 2014? there are two reasons, and they both have to...






11 thai men, one by one, married the same woman who then allegedly vanished with


from the thai media comes the story of a sultry young woman who, over the course of about two years, convinced at least 11 different men to marry her. following thai tradition, each man gave her a generous sum of money — a dowry — at which point she disappeared, the men told police. from each husband,...






former prime minister wins somalia's presidential vote


a former prime minister who holds dual somali-u.s. citizenship has been declared somalia's new president. incumbent president h an sheikh mohamud conceded defeat after two rounds of voting wednesday, and former prime minister mohamed abdullahi farmajo was declared the new leader and quickly took...






ireland's leo varadkar moves a step closer to becoming prime minister


leo varadkar, a doctor and ireland’s minister overseeing the country’s social welfare system, friday became the new leader of the ruling fine gael party, bringing him one step closer to becoming the next prime minister. varadkar, who would be the country’s first prime minister who has come out...






thai police rescue japanese businessman who was held captive


bangkok (ap) — thai police said they rescued a japanese businessman who was held captive and tortured for days at a bangkok apartment, and arrested three suspected compatriots believed to be responsible. thai media published images of the friday police raid on the apartment where the victim was held captive with multiple leg wounds and […]






indian prime minister modi drops ministers as economy slips


india's prime minister narendra modi on sunday reshuffled some of his key minister's portfolios to refurbish his government's image, which has been dented by falling economic indicators.