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Thailand protests over U.S. TV show's portrayal of its monarchy

BANGKOK Thailand's foreign ministry on Monday said it had complained to the producers of a U.S. television show, "Madam Secretary", regarding the portrayal of the country's monarchy in an episode aired this month.

Thailand raises shipwreck that killed 47 tourists, hopes to restore confidence

BANGKOK Thailand on Saturday raised the shipwreck that killed 47 Chinese tourists in July, part of an ongoing investigation into the cause of the boat capsizing, officials said.

World, Nov 17 2018

Thai proposal for all-powerful cyber agency alarms businesses, activists

BANGKOK A proposed cybersecurity law in Thailand would give a new government agency sweeping powers to spy on internet traffic, order the removal of content, or even seize computers without judicial oversight, alarming businesses and activists.

Tech, World, Nov 16 2018

Thai junta and Thaksin-backed populists face off before 2019 poll

BANGKOK Battle lines are being drawn between Thailand's military government and the populist movement led by ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra as both sides attempt to outmaneuver the other before a general election due in 2019.

World, Nov 12 2018

Thailand's Shinawatra clan, allies form new party ahead of polls

BANGKOK Relatives and allies of ousted Thai premiers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck, formed a new political party on Wednesday ahead of a general election set for early next year, seen as a strategy to win more seats.

World, Nov 07 2018

Thai junta says no need for foreign observers at next year's election

BANGKOK Thailand does not need international observers to monitor next year's general elections, the foreign minister said on Tuesday, despite criticism from pro-democracy activists that the junta has restricted fundamental civil rights.

World, Nov 06 2018