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New Dates Floated for Prayuth to Meet Trump in Washington

BANGKOK — Thai officials said Tuesday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will travel in early October to Washington D.C. to meet U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House.

Ever-Expanding Contempt of Court Law Worries Lawyers

BANGKOK —  On Monday, a court fined prominent transparency activist Srisuwan Janya 700,000 baht. He was found guilty of the same offense that in...

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Photog Sees ‘Hope’ in Bangkok From His Window Perch

BANGKOK — A stranded motorist ponders his situation. A shirtless man in a plastic chair waters his garden with a yellow hose. Bangkok buildings sizzle under the summer sun and an orange sky.

International

Review: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Fun, Action-Packed Escape

There's not a whole lot that's new about "The Hitman's Bodyguard ." Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; Jackson the unflappable badass whose favorite word is mother(expletive). And like many movie heroes past, they're tasked with taking down a brutal dictator.

Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy Includes New Ultimatum on India

WASHINGTON — Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid.

Spain Says Man Slain by Cops Was Extremist Driver

SUBIRATS, Spain — The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard not far from the city he terrorized, authorities said.

Search Underway for Missing Sailors; Navy Chief Orders Probe

SINGAPORE — The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia, leaving 10 U.S. sailors missing and five injured.

English Soccer Embraces Payback for Asian Money

LONDON — Perhaps it's just a clever ploy to sell the caffeine-packed drinks produced by the competition's title sponsor.


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