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Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra jailed in absence over rice scheme negligence

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra jailed in absence over rice scheme negligence

Boonsong was convicted of conspiring with officials and businessmen in a fraudulent export deal with unauthorized Chinese state firms to resell rice bought from farmers under an agricultural subsidy program. Emerging on the scene in 2001, they won the loyalty of the rural and urban poor with groundbreaking welfare schemes in a sharply unequal country. On the eve of the verdict junta chief Prayut Chan-O-Cha declared his "spies" had informed him of Yingluck's whereabouts, but said he would not ...


Why Twitter Allows Trump's Belligerent Messages — Newsworthiness' Comes First

Why Twitter Allows Trump's Belligerent Messages — Newsworthiness' Comes First

Another Twitter notification that it "holds all accounts to the same Rules" also caused public anger, with many replying that the company does not ban a user who repeatedly violates its policies and posts abusive content. Some users labeled the decision as "inconsistent and biased". Last month, Kal Penn, the actor and former aide to Barack Obama, urged Twitter to take stronger measures after Trump warned North Korea that the USA military was "locked and loaded".


Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

Black lawmaker kneels on House floor in solidarity with athletes

Jackson Lee was speaking out against Trump after he suggested that anyone who knelt during the national anthem should be fired by the NFL . "Get that son of a bitch off the field", Trump said during a political rally in Alabama. 'I kneel because I'm going to stand against racism. "I didn't know I was going to do it", she said. And I'll stand with America, because I kneel. "That's a total disrespect for everything we stand for", Trump said.


Labour pledges to bring PFIs back 'in house' and boost pay

Labour pledges to bring PFIs back 'in house' and boost pay

He told the conference in Brighton that it was a "scandal" that PFI deals will see almost £200bn paid to private companies from the public sector over the next few decades. Conservatives denounced the plans as "unaffordable", while the head of the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies said that taking back the contracts would cost "an bad lot" in upfront payments.


Bangkok Most Visited Destination for Travelers, According to Mastercard List

Bangkok Most Visited Destination for Travelers, According to Mastercard List

Dubai maintained its top global ranking in terms of highest visitor spend in any city and it's expected to grow by double-digit this year, says a new study. Paris is in third place with 16.1 million visitors forecast. MasterCard Singapore country manager Deborah Heng said Singapore's "world-class offerings", from tourist attractions to medical services to its transport system, helped push the city to its top five position.


US attack would be 'devastating', Trump warns North Korea again

US attack would be 'devastating', Trump warns North Korea again

The officials would not go beyond saying a small number of assets had been moved by the regime to a known airfield in the eastern part of the country. "All nations must act now to ensure the regime's complete denuclearization", Trump said in the White House Rose Garden. "And we're replying to those things, but it is a reply".