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Kosovo prosecutor drops extradition case over alleged Turkey coup links


PRISTINA A Kosovo prosecutor withdrew his bid on Thursday to extradite a Turkish citizen accused by Turkey of being part of a group linked to a failed coup there in 2016, saying Ankara had not provided enough evidence to back the case.

Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of U.S. envoy's visit

BANGKOK No trade takes place between Thailand and North Korea, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected visit by a U.S. envoy seeking to step up pressure on North Korea over its weapons programs.

EU to resume political contact 'at all levels' with Thailand: statement

BANGKOK The European Union will resume political contact "at all levels" with Thailand, its foreign affairs council said on Monday, after putting relations on hold following a 2014 coup by the Thai military.

World, Dec 11 2017

U.S. envoy for North Korean affairs travels to Japan, Thailand

WASHINGTON The U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

World, Japan, North Korea, Dec 08 2017

Thai court issues arrest warrants over arms cache

BANGKOK A Thai court issued arrest warrants against five people on Thursday over the discovery of a cache of weapons, including figures with links to the "Red Shirt" followers of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

World, Dec 07 2017

Thai court jails man for 27 years over Bangkok hospital bomb

BANGKOK A Thai court sentenced a 62-year-old man to 27 years in prison on Wednesday for planting a bomb at a Bangkok hospital that wounded 21 people.

World, Dec 06 2017