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Lotus Basin Placed in Prayuth’s Path For Greater Fortune Breaks

BANGKOK — Auspicious lotus basins installed during the weekend on the grounds of the Government House to enhance the government’s fortunes through better Feng Shui were in need of repair by Tuesday.

Trump Wrongly Blames Illegal Immigrants for Loss of Popular Vote

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump asserted in a private meeting with congressional leaders Monday night that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 election if 3 million to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally hadn't voted.

UK Can’t Trigger Brexit Without Parliament, Supreme Court Rules

LONDON — Britain's Supreme Court says that the government can't trigger Brexit without an act of Parliament.

Third Woman Alleges Attempted Abduction by Pattaya Cops

PATTAYA — Police in the resort town of Pattaya on Monday confirmed a group of men who attempted to abduct a woman from a street during the weekend were members of the force.

After 3-Month Delay, PromptPay Fully Launches Friday

BANGKOK — A much-touted national e-payment system delayed for several months will be fully operational throughout the country Friday, a top finance official said Monday.

Aussie Open: Venus Williams, Oldest Woman to Reach Semi-Finals

MELBOURNE, Australia — Venus Williams has reached her 21st Grand Slam semifinal, her first at the Australian Open in 14 years.

How Long to Install BTS Elevators? City Hall Says 3 Years.

BANGKOK — Days after a class-action lawsuit was filed against City Hall for failing to make the BTS Skytrain accessible to disabled commuters, officials...

Tourists Leap into Sea to Escape Flaming Diving Boat

SATUN — A diving trip in the pristine sea near a world-renowned island turned into a survival nightmare for 18 tourists Monday afternoon when their boat caught fire, forcing them to leave everything behind and swim for their lives.

Cabinet to Weigh to Extending Free Tourist Visa Program

BANGKOK — The interim cabinet Tuesday afternoon will consider a request from a top tourism official to extend free tourist visas and discounted visas on arrival for another three months.

F1 Boss Bernie Ecclestone Steps Down After Almost 40 Years

Bernie Ecclestone's reign of Formula One ended after Liberty Media officially completed its takeover of the series on Monday, and named American Chase Carey as the new chief executive.

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