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Politicos Urge Prayuth to Come Clean Over ‘Junta Party’

BANGKOK — Politicians from both major camps Tuesday urged junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha to clarify whether he would form a party and contest in next election.

Phuket Vows to Become Thailand’s 1st Corruption-Free Province

PHUKET — The governor of a popular island by the Andaman Sea promised to make it Thailand’s first province to end corruption after he signed an agreement with anti-corruption officials Tuesday.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Where to Fourth of July in Bangkok

BANGKOK — Celebrate that other red, white and blue in Bangkok with some beer, pie and barbeque for American Independence Day.

International

US Woman Fatally Shoots Boyfriend in Failed YouTube Stunt

HALSTAD, Minnesota — A Minnesota woman charged in the fatal shooting of her boyfriend told authorities it was a video stunt gone wrong.

Australian Police Charge Vatican Cardinal with Sex Offenses

SYDNEY — Australian police charged a top Vatican cardinal on Thursday with multiple counts of historical sexual assault offenses, a stunning decision certain to rock the highest levels of the Holy See.

1 Hong Kong, 2 Sentiments After 20 Years of Chinese Rule

HONG KONG — Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate.

Finding Comfort, and North Korea, in a Tiny Seoul Restaurant

INCHEON, South Korea — The little restaurant isn't much to look at. It's across the street from an empty lot in a city where bland high-rise apartment buildings sprawl in every direction. Boxes of dried fish are stacked by the front window. A dirty mop stands in the corner. The walls are painted a vomitous green.

Helicopter Fires 15 Shots at Venezuela Interior Ministry, 4 Grenades at Supreme Court

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Nicolas Maduro said a police helicopter fired on Venezuela's Supreme Court on Tuesday in a confusing incident that he called a thwarted "terrorist attack" aimed at ousting him from power.


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