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6 bodies were found in a Bangkok hotel room with no signs of violence. Police think they know why

Jul. 18, 2024 08:02 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Should visitors to Thailand be concerned about their safety after six people were found dead in a locked hotel room in Bangkok? Thai authorities were quick to stress they believed the incident involved a personal dispute and did not reflect any threat to foreign...

Police in Thailand say 6 people have been found dead in a hotel in downtown Bangkok. Poisoning is suspected

Jul. 16, 2024 09:58 AM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say 6 people have been found dead in a hotel in downtown Bangkok. Poisoning is suspected.

Thailand is set to roll out a controversial $13.8 billion handout plan in digital money to citizens

Jul. 15, 2024 20:42 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's prime minister said Monday that eligible businesses and individuals can register from August for digital cash handouts, a controversial program that will cost billions of dollars and is meant to boost the lagging economy. The government announced in April...

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. ...