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March 19, 2015 5:30 AM Premier Yingluck Will Be Tried Over Rice

(Bloomberg) -- A top court in Thailand accepted criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in connection with her government’s program to aid rice farmers, raising the possibility that she could be jailed. Though Yingluck is not accused of corruption herself in this case, the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political 22

March 19, 2015 4:15 AM Ousted Thai PM to Face Criminal Charges Over Rice Scheme

Thailand's Supreme Court has decided to pursue criminal charges against former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra over her involvement in a mismanaged rice subsidy program that cost the country billions of dollars. A panel of judges on Thursday ruled the case does fall within the court's jurisdiction. The first hearing will be held on May 19, according 22 3

March 19, 2015 4:10 AM Premier to Stand Trial Over Rice Program

Thailand's top court says former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will stand trial for negligence related to a money-losing rice subsidy program overseen by her ousted government. The move is likely to deepen the country's long-running political crisis in the military-ruled nation. Supreme Court judge Weerapol Tangsuwan said Thursday that a judicial 10

March 19, 2015 3:43 AM Thai Supreme Court accepts criminal case against former PM Yingluck

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's Supreme Court accepted a criminal case against ousted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Thursday for allegedly mishandling a multibillion dollar rice subsidy scheme, and she could be jailed for up to 10 years if found guilty. "This case is in the Supreme Court's jurisdiction so we have accepted the case and we have set the first 27

March 18, 2015 11:23 PM Zayn Malik Slams the ''Jealous F--ks'' Who Start Cheating Rumors, Declares Love for Fiancée Perrie Edwards

This has got to be the story of Zayn Malik's life by now, but you can't blame him for taking issue with the more hurtful rumors that make the rounds. The One Direction heartthrob took to Twitter in haste Wednesday afternoon to blast cheating rumors that were just starting to bubble up from his stop in Thailand. Pics of him looking cozy with a tattoo-sporting 17

March 18, 2015 10:23 PM Global laws you may not have realized you were breaking

(CNN)A New Zealand bar manager and two Burmese colleagues were sentenced to two and a half years in jail in a Yangon court on Tuesday. Posting a Facebook image of a Buddha wearing headphones to promote an event last December. The sentencing comes as a reminder of how easy it is to get into trouble abroad for what to some are not-so-obvious crimes 22

March 18, 2015 9:12 PM Thailand's outdated tech sector casts cloud over economy

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Next month the last batch of televisions will roll off the production line at LG Electronics' plant in Thailand's Rayong province, just east of Bangkok. The company said on Tuesday that it's moving production 1,500 kilometers northeast to the Vietnamese coastal city of Hai Phong, where labor costs are cheaper and China-based suppliers 13

March 18, 2015 8:14 PM GM to shut Russian plant as sales slide

MOSCOW (Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) will shut a Russian factory and wind down its Opel brand in the country, taking a $600 million charge as it restructures to cope with a prolonged slump in the once-promising market, the U.S. carmaker said on Wednesday. After several years of growth in excess of 10 percent, car sales in Russia shrank in 2014 as the economy 15

March 18, 2015 4:07 PM GM Says It Won't Throw Good Money After Bad in Russia; Closes Factory, Cuts Investment

Political turmoil in Russia, combined with a weak economy and lower-than-expected vehicle sales, convinced General Motors General Motors that it just isn’t worth sinking more money into the once-promising market. GM announced today that it will idle a factory in St. Petersburg and stop selling Opels and most mainstream Chevrolets in Russia by the end of the year. It’s not giving 13

March 18, 2015 1:16 PM Cyclone Pam takes heavy toll on remote island of Vanuatu

In 1995, I made the first of dozens of trips to the remote South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, whose name means “land eternal.” At the time, I was in search of kava, a plant used since antiquity to promote tranquility and relaxation. Formerly a registered drug for nervousness in the U.S. until the 1950’s, kava had been sold in the 1900 Sears & Roebuck 25