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Thai democracy activist indicted on year-old charges

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:23:47 GMT2017-06-26T13:23:47Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- A Thai court has heard year-old charges against a pro-democracy activist arrested over the weekend, as authorities sought to discourage commemorations of the anniversary of the country's 1932 transition from an absolute to constitutional monarchy....

Thai gov't passes bill giving army say over future policies

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:21:51 GMT2017-06-22T14:21:51Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's military-installed parliament on Thursday passed a bill that allows the ruling junta to continue to impose its policies after it holds elections and officially relinquishes power....

Alleged Thai bomber says he did it to defy army government

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 11:51:25 GMT2017-06-20T11:51:25Z

BANGKOK (AP) -- A man arrested over the bombing of an army hospital in Bangkok said Tuesday that he carried out the attack that wounded 21 people as an act of resistance against Thailand's ruling military junta, his criticisms of the government overshadowing police pride in solving the case....

Bomb planted in road kills 6 soldiers in southern Thailand

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:26:35 GMT2017-06-19T11:26:35Z

HAT YAI, Thailand (AP) -- A bomb planted in a dirt road killed six soldiers in southern Thailand on Monday, police said, in what apparently was an attack by Muslim separatists in an insurgency that has cost more than 6,500 lives since 2004....

Thai PM gives order to fast-track Chinese-backed railway

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:56:34 GMT2017-06-16T12:56:34Z

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 179 billion baht ($5.27 billion) joint Thai-Chinese project for a new railway from Bangkok to the northeast....