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Thai royal agencies brought under control of new king


BANGKOK Thailand's parliament has agreed in a confidential session to transfer control of royal agencies from the government to new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, members of the military-appointed legislature said on Friday.

Thai king's coronation likely by the end of 2017: deputy PM

BANGKOK The coronation of Thailand's new King Maha Vajiralongkorn is likely to take place at the end of the year, a deputy prime minister said on Friday.

World, Apr 21 2017

Bangkok bans its street food leaving foodies fed up, vendors in a pickle

BANGKOK Authorities in Thailand's capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks.

World, Apr 20 2017

Southern Thailand attacks reflect tension over peace talks, conflict monitor says

BANGKOK A string of gun and grenade attacks in southern Thailand that killed two people reflects tension over talks aimed at ending violence there, a conflict monitoring group said on Thursday, warning against similar attacks in future.

World, Apr 20 2017

Thai king's cremation set for Oct. 26: government official

BANGKOK Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej will be cremated on Oct. 26, a government official said on Wednesday, adding that the king's funeral will take place over a five day period.

World, Apr 19 2017

Thai PM warns against protest over missing historic plaque

BANGKOK Thailand's prime minister on Tuesday warned people not to protest against the mysterious disappearance of a plaque commemorating the end of absolute monarchy, a theft some activists see as a symbolic threat to democracy.

World, Apr 18 2017