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An undated photo of Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krue-ngam. Photo: Matichon

Up-Country Cabinet Meetings Aren’t to Woo Politicians: Wissanu

BANGKOK — Two up-country cabinet meetings will not intend to attract electoral support or woo politicians, but to listen to residents' voices, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Monday.
Armistice Day Celebrations, Paris, Nov. 11 1918. An American sailor, an American Red Cross Nurse and two British soldiers celebrating the signing of the Armistice, near the Paris Gate at Vincennes, Paris. Photo: Imperial War Museum

Prayuth Invited to Celebrate Armistice Centennial in France

France has invited junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha to attend the celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the first World War in Paris this November.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Lives in Conflict: Being Queer and Muslims in Thailand’s Deep South

BANGKOK — The conflicted identities of young LGBT muslims in the south will be front and center later this week in Bangkok.

International

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Associated Press

Japan, EU to Sign Widespread Trade Deal Eliminating Tariffs

TOKYO — The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal Tuesday that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying the worries about trade tensions set off by President Donald Trump's policies.

Thai Diver ‘Pedo’ Tweet May Be Bad For Elon Musk’s Business

PALO ALTO, California — Whether it's investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back,...
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a press conference after their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press

Trump Embraces Longtime US Foe Putin, Doubting Own Intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies' firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin's insistence that Moscow's hands were clean.
Thidapa Suwannapura is embraced after her win in the LPGA golf Marathon Classic Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Highland Meadows in Sylvania, Ohio. Photo: Katie Rausch / Associated Press

Thidapa Gets First LPGA Tour Win at Marathon Classic

SYLVANIA, Ohio — Thidapa Suwannapura's main focus going into the Marathon Classic was trying to put together four solid rounds that would help her keep her LPGA Tour card.
President Donald Trump, right, and Russia President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session in 2017 at the APEC Summit in Danang. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev / Associated Press

Trump Names EU a Global Foe, Raps Media Before Putin Summit

HELSINKI — President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the "enemy of the people" before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin.


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