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Passengers queue for a check-in at Chiang Mai International Airport. Photo: Matichon

Chiang Mai, Phuket Second Airports Will Be ‘Great Help’

BANGKOK — The decision to build new airports at two top tourist destinations was welcomed by the head of the tourism department Friday as a means to support ever-growing tourist arrivals.
Second-hand electronics are sold in 2017 on a sidewalk Bangkok. Photo: Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press

Police Raid Suspected E-Waste Recyclers Near Bangkok

BANGKOK — Police have raided several factories near Bangkok that allegedly were processing illegally imported electronic waste in a sign that China's crackdown on waste recycling is pushing such operations offshore.

Buddha Issara Followers Fume at Defrocked Monk’s Arrest

BANGKOK — Fans of a defrocked monk who once led street protests that helped topple a government have come out in force to support him both outside the prison and online.
Suthep Thaugsuban waves to supporters on Jan. 17, 2014, while leading a street protest in Bangkok.

Suthep Aides Register Party, Deny It’s For Him

BANGKOK — A party founded by a lawyer and a younger brother of Suthep Thaugsuban would like to assure the public they are no way controlled by the conservative hard-liner.
Sirawith “Ja New” Serithiwat Thursday stands in front of the government house. Photo: Sirawith Seritiwat / Facebook

Activist Marches Solo to Govt House After Bail

BANGKOK — Left hanging on unfinished business, a pro-democracy activist on Thursday paid a symbolic walk to the Government House to demand the military government step down.
A man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

N. Korea Keeps Hopes of Talks Alive After Trump Cancelation

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States "at any time, (in) any format," a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to President Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.
An investor looks at the Chinese market index in 2017 at a brokerage in Beijing, China. Photo: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Asian Shares Lower as Trump-Kim Snub Adds Uncertainty

HONG KONG — Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.
Police move in to arrest activist leader Nuttaa Mahattana and other protesters at Tuesday's rally.

How Protesters Outfoxed Police at Tuesday’s Rally

BANGKOK — Some observers were surprised when a splinter group of pro-democracy protesters succeeded in marching on the Government House – and nearly reaching it – Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of military rule.

Watch Dramatic Police Raid to Capture Renegade Monk (Video)

NAKHON PATHOM — Officers trundle into a cabin on a temple’s grounds at the crack of dawn, guns mounted and flashlights shining. When no one responds to their knocks, they sledgehammer two doors and catch a monk sleeping under a mosquito net.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stumbles while reviewing the troops during the 120th anniversary celebration of the Philippine Navy. Photo: Bullit Marquez / Associated Press

Duterte to Drug Suspects: ‘Want to Live Longer? Stay in Jail’

MANILA — The Philippine president told drug suspects in a central province Tuesday to look for a way to get arrested and then stay in jail if they want to live longer, in his latest threat in his bloody anti-drug crackdown.

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