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VP Harris meets with China's Xi in bid to 'keep lines open'

Nov. 19, 2022 07:10 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke briefly with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday in another step toward keeping lines of communication open between the two biggest economies. Harris and Xi exchanged remarks Saturday while heading into a closed-door meeting...

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Nov. 19, 2022 05:17 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings Saturday. Host Thailand garnered a diplomatic coup in managing to bridge...

Families leave offerings for children slain at Thai day care

Oct. 09, 2022 11:25 AM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Families offered flowers and dolls, popcorn and juice boxes to children massacred at a day care center in Thailand, part of a Buddhist ceremony held Sunday just paces from where the slaughter began that was meant to guide the young souls back to their bodies. ...

Thais mourn dozens, mainly kids, killed in day care attack

Oct. 07, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — Relatives wailed and collapsed in grief over the small coffins of children Friday after a fired police officer stormed a rural Thai day care center at naptime and massacred dozens of people. Thailand's deadliest mass killing left virtually no one...

Fired police sergeant attacks Thai day care center, kills 36

Oct. 06, 2022 20:31 PM EDT

UTHAI SAWAN, Thailand (AP) — A former police officer facing a drug charge burst into a day care center Thursday in Thailand, killing dozens of preschoolers and teachers and then shooting more people as he fled. At least 36 people were slain in the deadliest rampage in the nation’s history. ...

Thai capital on alert for flooding as heavy rains expected

Oct. 05, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in Thailand warned Wednesday of possible serious flooding in the capital and other parts of the central region from heavy seasonal rainfall expected through the rest of the week. The situation is being worsened by a large volume of water moving downriver from flooding...

Thai court rules PM can stay, did not exceed term limit

Sep. 30, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court ruled Friday that Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha can remain in his job and did not violate a constitutional provision limiting him to eight years in office. Opposition lawmakers had petitioned the court to decide on their...

Thailand court to rule on Sept. 30 if PM Prayuth must quit

Sep. 14, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s Constitutional Court will rule on Sept. 30 whether suspended Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already served eight years in office and must resign. Prayuth, then the Thai army commander, led a coup that ousted an elected government eight years ago,...