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Thai court to issue arrest warrant after ex-PM doesn't show

Aug 25, 2017

Thailand's Supreme Court will issue an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra after she failed to appear for a trial verdict in which she could face 10 years in prison

Thailand awaits verdict that could send former PM to prison

Aug 24, 2017

Thais anxiously await a verdict on charges accusing former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of negligence in implementing a rice subsidy estimated to have cost billions and that could send her to prison

Defamation case against BBC reporter in Thailand withdrawn

Aug 24, 2017

A Thai lawyer has withdrawn his criminal defamation case against a BBC journalist, the BBC says

Philippine economy grows 6.5 percent in second quarter

Aug 17, 2017

The Philippine economy grew 6.5 percent in the second quarter from a year ago

Indonesia barters coffee, palm oil for Russian fighter jets

Aug 7, 2017

Indonesia says it will barter coffee, palm oil and other commodities for 11 Russian-made Sukhoi fighter jets

Welcome boost from China to global pressure on North Korea

Aug 7, 2017

The Trump administration is cautiously embracing China's apparent newfound cooperation on North Korea

Malaysia central bank urged to reopen probe on indebted fund

Aug 3, 2017

Malaysian opposition lawmakers urge the central bank to reopen its investigation into indebted state investment fund 1MDB that is being probed in several countries for money laundering and implicating Prime Minister Najib Razak

Former Thai PM says she's innocent, asks for 'kindness'

Aug 1, 2017

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has declared her innocence and asked for "kindness" from a court during closing arguments in a criminal negligence trial

Suspects to plead not guilty in Kim Jong Nam's assassination

Jul 27, 2017

Two women accused of poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler in a bizarre airport assassination are expected to plead not guilty when they appear in a Malaysian court on Friday

Thai ex-prime minister vows to fight negligence charge

Jul 26, 2017

Former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, whose bank accounts were frozen this week, says she will fight to prove her innocence, as a trial that could put her in prison for 10 years enters its final stages