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French Expat Branded ‘Persona Non Grata,’ to be Deported

BANGKOK — Long-time French expat and critic of the monarchy Yan Marchal has been denied reentry to Thailand Saturday morning and is being expelled to Paris from Suvarnabhumi Airport tonight.

Two-Ballot Election System Formally Approved

BANGKOK — A constitutional amendment on elections system to reduce the number of party list MPs and increase that of constituency-based MPs with two ballot papers was announced in the Royal Gazette on Sunday night.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

The Votes Are In: Thailand Chooses Their 2021 Vegan Faves

BANGKOK — Want to keep off the meat and dairy for even just one day a week? Here are some certified vegan crowd-favorite places in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket.

French Expat Branded ‘Persona Non Grata,’ to be Deported

BANGKOK — Long-time French expat and critic of the monarchy Yan Marchal has been denied reentry to Thailand Saturday morning and is being expelled to Paris from Suvarnabhumi Airport tonight.

International

World Races to Contain New COVID Threat, the Omicron Variant

BRUSSELS (AP) — Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, the world raced Friday to contain a new coronavirus variant potentially more dangerous than the one that has fueled relentless waves of infection on nearly every continent.

US Lawmakers Meet With Taiwan President in Surprise Visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen Friday morning in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm the United States' “rock solid” support for the self-governing island.

Some Fear China Could Win From US Spat With Marshall Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For decades, the tiny Marshall Islands has been a stalwart American ally. Its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has made it a key strategic outpost for the U.S. military.

3 Men Charged in Ahmaud Arbery’s Death Convicted of Murder

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Three men were convicted of murder Wednesday in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, the Black man who was running empty-handed through a Georgia subdivision when the white strangers chased him, trapped him on a quiet street and blasted him with a shotgun.

German Parties Reach Deal for Government to End Merkel Era

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's would-be governing parties vowed Wednesday to modernize Europe’s biggest economy and step up efforts against climate change as they announced an agreement that leaves center-left leader Olaf Scholz poised to replace longtime Chancellor Angela Merkel within weeks.

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