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Pheu Thai Party supporters rally Feb. 15 in Bangkok.

More People Register to Vote Early Than in 2014

BANGKOK — More people have registered for advance voting in next month’s election than did before the last general election in 2014.
National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks at a daily news briefing on Feb. 1, 2017, at the White House, in Washington. Photo: Carolyn Kaster

Flynn Pushed to Share Nuclear Tech with Saudis, Report Says

Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the objections of ethics and national security officials, according to a new congressional report citing whistle-blowers within the Trump administration.

Beijing’s Forbidden City Illuminated for Lantern Festival

BEIJING — Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival.

Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s Iconic Couturier, Dies at 85

PARIS — Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashion for the last 50 years, has died. He was around 85 years old.
A Honda W-RV on display in 2017. Photo: Jengtingchen / Wikimedia Commons

Honda to Shut Plant in Britain, Imperiling 3,500 Jobs

TOKYO — Honda said Tuesday it plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, imperiling 3,500 jobs in a fresh blow...

Asian Shares Gain on Hopes for Progress on China-US Trade

BANGKOK — Share benchmarks were mostly higher in Asia on Tuesday as Chinese and U.S. negotiators geared up for trade talks in Washington this...
Pakistan's Muhammad Nooh Butt compete at the men's +105kg weightlifting at the 18th Asian Games in August in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Aaron Favila / Associated Press

Indonesia Makes 2032 Olympics Bid Official

JAKARTA — Indonesia has officially joined bidding to host the 2032 Olympics following its success staging the Asian Games last year, the deputy chairman...

Army Gets 100M Baht Fund for ‘Border Emergency’

BANGKOK — The government on Monday approved a 100-million baht fund to be used by the army in case of unspecified “emergency” situations at Thailand’s border.

Medical Weed Law Comes Into Effect

BANGKOK — The use of marijuana for medical purposes became officially legal late Monday through a royal decree.

Australia Police Say They Didn’t Know Bahraini Was a Refugee

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian Federal Police did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution in his homeland when the...





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