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Furue of Japan wins Evian Championship for her 1st major, beats Australian Kyriacou by 1 shot

Jul. 14, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Ayaka Furue of Japan made a late charge to win the Evian Championship with an eagle on the last hole to clinch her first major title on Sunday. The 24-year-old Furue held her nerve with another clinical putt, having made three birdies in the previous...

Thailand's Election Commission certifies newly elected senators despite pending complaints

Jul. 10, 2024 10:03 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Election Commission on Wednesday officially certified the 200 newly elected senators who will replace the 250 military-appointed members who have served in the upper chamber since 2019, even though official complaints about the process are still pending. ...

Cannabis advocates in Thailand protest a proposal to ban again its general use

Jul. 08, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after marijuana was decriminalized in Thailand, nearly a hundred of its advocates marched to the prime minister’s office Monday to protest a possible ban on general use. A health ministry drug control committee approved Friday a proposal to relist...

Japan partners with Cambodia to share demining knowledge with Ukraine, other countries

Jul. 06, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Japan’s foreign minister on Saturday announced a joint project with Cambodia to share knowledge and technology on land mine removal with countries around the world, including Ukraine. Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa made comments during a visit to the...

China's BYD inaugurates first plant in Thailand as it expands reach into Southeast Asia

Jul. 04, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Chinese automaker BYD inaugurated its first electric vehicle plant in Thailand on Thursday, part of the company’s push into Southeast Asia while it also tackles wealthier markets in the U.S. and Europe. The factory’s opening comes on the same day that the...

Emails sent to a Chinese dissident in the Netherlands about his family were fake, officials say

Jun. 28, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Emails sent to a Chinese dissident living in the Netherlands over his petition for asylum for his family members detained last year in Thailand were apparently fake, Dutch authorities said Friday. The announcement was the first public statement from officials in the...

Yin and Thitikul form team of ex-No. 1s and share the lead in Dow Championship

Jun. 27, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) — Ruoning Yin of China and Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand started out on a heater and held it together on their back nine in foursomes Thursday for a 6-under 64, giving them a share of the lead with two other teams after the opening round of the Dow Championship. ...

Today in History: June 24, Sally Ride completes historic space shuttle mission

Jun. 24, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, June 24, the 176th day of 2024. There are 190 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 24, 1983, the space shuttle Challenger — carrying America’s first woman in space, Sally K. Ride —...

Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin is in trouble again as he's indicted for royal defamation

Jun. 18, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was indicted and arraigned Tuesday on a charge of defaming the country’s monarchy in one of several court cases that have rattled Thai politics. He was granted bail. Thaksin is the unofficial power behind the party...

As Thailand gasps through another haze season, researchers hope a fire-charting app can help

Jun. 18, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

SAMOENG, Thailand (AP) — When the haze season comes, village chief Nanthawat Tiengtrongsakun and his tribesmen start preparing the land for fire. They cut shrubs and trees on their small parcels of land, then set controlled burns that will clear their fields for planting — and...