The World Economy Without China

NEW HAVEN – Is the Chinese economy about to implode? With its debt overhangs and property bubbles, its zombie state-owned enterprises and struggling banks, China is increasingly portrayed as the next disaster in a...

Politicos and Activists Agree to Pause Politics – For Now

BANGKOK — Sirawith Seritiwat, a prominent student activist and persistent junta critic, said it wasn’t long after the Oct. 13 death of His Majesty the Late King that soldiers rang him up to ask whether he would engage in any political activities and urge him not to make any moves during the mourning period.

France Moving More Than 6,000 Migrants, Destroying Huge Camp

CALAIS, France — Lines of migrants with their lives in small bags walked to a registration center in the French port city of Calais Monday, the first day of the mass evacuation and destruction of the filthy camp they called home.

Fining Yingluck for Rice Subsidy in ‘Grey Area,’ Critic of Policy Says

BANGKOK — The military government’s decision to fine Yingluck Shinawatra for 35 billion baht over her rice subsidy program lacks clear legal grounding, a prominent critic of the former prime minister’s policy said Monday.

Bill Murray Accepts Humor Prize After Gentle Roast

WASHINGTON — In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy.

Wonderfruit Not to Fall Until February

PATTAYA — This year’s Wonderfruit Festival has been rescheduled to next year in light of the death of His Majesty the Late King.

Police Hunting for 230 Escaped Drug Addicts in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese authorities were searching Monday for 230 drug addicts are still at large after a mass escape from a rehabilitation center in southern Vietnam.

Hostages Held by Somali Pirates Rescued After 4 Years

NAIROBI, Kenya — Following more than four years in captivity, 26 Asian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been rescued from their captors, China's Foreign Ministry confirmed Monday.

UK Banker Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in Hong Kong Trial

HONG KONG — The Hong Kong trial of a British banker accused of the grisly 2014 killings of two Indonesian women is expected to be "particularly horrifying," including photographic evidence of one victim's torture, the judge told prospective jurors as the case got underway Monday.

Mourners Warned of Fake Golden Banknotes

BANGKOK — A junta spokesman Sunday warned the public not to fall victim to forged banknotes being sold around the Grand Palace, where the late King Bhumibol is lying in state. Many mourners in recent...