China offers $3 billion in aid and loans to neighbors: Xinhua


BANGKOK/SHANGHAI - China has offered more than $3 billion in loans and aid to neighbors Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos to improve infrastructure and production, and to fight poverty, state media reported on Saturday.

Thai Union Frozen to buy U.S. tuna firm Bumble Bee for $1.5 billion

BANGKOK - Thai Union Frozen Products PCL , the world's biggest producer of canned tuna, has agreed to buy U.S. competitor Bumble Bee Seafoods for $1.5 billion as part of a plan to double revenue through overseas acquisitions.

Deals, 19 Dec 2014

Thailand welcomes China's Li as U.S. ties cool over coup

BANGKOK - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will be the most high-profile foreign leader to visit Thailand on Friday since a May coup, signaling, Thailand says, its return to normal and a boost for trade in a region where the United States and China vie for influence.

World, 18 Dec 2014

Myanmar says workers innocent of murdering Britons in Thailand

YANGON - Myanmar investigators said on Thursday they believe two Myanmar men accused of murdering two British tourists in Thailand are innocent, but witnesses who might be able to prove their innocence will not testify as they fear the Thai police. | Video

World, Myanmar 18 Dec 2014

Thai army chief calls on all to protect monarchy

BANGKOK - Thailand's army chief warned on Wednesday people not to break a strict law protecting the monarchy as the defense minister vowed to prosecute violators of the law who live abroad.

World, 17 Dec 2014

Thai junta-backed council recommends PM directly elected

BANGKOK - A council appointed by Thailand's ruling military junta voted Wednesday to recommend stripping parliament of the power to appoint a prime minister and cabinet, triggering accusations that the move is aimed at curtailing democracy.

World, 17 Dec 2014