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Prayuth Promotes Plans as Euro Tour Continues

PARIS — Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who just four years ago drew condemnation from European governments for ousting the previous government in a coup, is back on the continent, and he’s got a busy schedule.
Plants and barricades bar access to the Democracy Monument in a photo taken Wednesday in Bangkok.

Democracy Jungle: Monument to People’s Power Now Out of Reach

A beacon of Thailand’s democratic flowering has taken on new meaning in the fifth year of military rule.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Photo: Ansome / Courtesy

Ansome to ‘Raze’ Bangkok’s Industrial Techno Revolution

Head to any club in cities such as Berlin and Detroit and find them packed with ravers dancing to the dark, throbbing sounds of industrial techno.

International

Hessah al-Ajaji driver her car down the capital's busy Tahlia Street after midnight for the first time Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Nariman El-Mofty / Associated Press

Saudi Women Hit the Road as Longstanding Ban Ends

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi women are in the driver's seat for the first time in their country and steering their way through busy...
Crowds in Parliament Square in central London during the People's Vote march for a second EU referendum on Saturday. Photo: John Stillwell / PA

Tens of Thousands March Against Brexit in London

LONDON — Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a...
First lady Melania Trump walks to her vehicle as she arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Thursday, June 21, 2018, after visiting the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. Photo: Andrew Harnik / Associated Press

The Memes Cascade From Melania’s ‘Don’t Care’ Jacket

NEW YORK — I really don't care, do u? Perhaps one day first lady Melania Trump will use her own words to illuminate her fashion...
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Koko, Gorilla who Learned to Sign and Loved Kittens, 46

SAN FRANCISCO — Koko the gorilla, whose remarkable sign-language ability and motherly attachment to pet cats helped change the world's views about the intelligence of animals and their capacity for empathy, has died at 46.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford Thursday pose with their newborn daughter at the Auckland City Hospital. Photo: Jacinda Ardern / Instagram

New Zealand Leader Welcomes Newborn Girl ‘To Our Village’

WELLINGTON — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a photo welcoming the healthy newborn "to our village."


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