Sep 28 2017
"There was corruption in every step if the rice pledging program", the court verdict said, adding that it cost the country almost $10 billion.
Nevertheless, it marks an unusual case in Thailand for a former prime minister to be found guilty for policies implemented during their tenure.
Proponents of the military government defended the ruling against critics who said it was politically motivated.
Reaction to the five-year sentence was subdued, however, with local news reports saying less than 100 supporters gathered in front of the court for the verdict, many fewer than the thousands who converged on 25 August when Yingluck was originally to be sentenced.
- Sentences her to five years in jail.
Yingluck's administration took the idea much further. Authorities say that this caused the country 8 billion dollars in financial losses.
FIFA scraps ban on poppies on football shirts
England and Scotland have previously displayed the poppy on a black armband, in a failed attempt to bypass regulations. The report goes on to claim that the IFAB, football's lawmakers, are expected to rubber-stamp the change next month.
Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains
However, a repeat of the current "Grand Coalition" with the Social Democrats is not the chancellor's only option. The traditionally left-leaning Greens were seen winning around 9.5 percent and the Left Party some 9 percent.
Kim calls Trump 'deranged', may consider H-bomb test in Pacific
Trump even went on to call the North Korean leader "Rocket Man", on "a suicide mission for himself and for his regime". They should be prepared to take "all necessary measures" to tackle the North Korean threat, the Prime Minister said.
The Supreme Court said Yingluck Shinawatra was knowing of the falsified rice deals but did nothing to stop it.
Yingluck's Puea Thai Party defended the scheme on Wednesday.
Her brother also led an elected government that was ousted by the military and lives in exile to avoid a jail term on corruption charges.
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 reveal her location until after the judgement was delivered.
The generals have promised an eventual return to democracy but the date for elections keeps slipping, as they extend their clampdown on dissent.
Thaksin was toppled from power by a 2006 military coup after being accused of abuse of power, corruption and disrespect for the country's monarchy.
Sep 26 2017
Bali volcano could erupt any moment
The volcano, located some 50 miles from Kuta, a popular tourist destination, has been rumbling since August. The U.S.is advising against any visits to the volcano, warning that an eruption could disrupt flights.
Sep 25 2017
Collins: 'Very difficult' to imagine backing GOP health care bill
The Graham-Cassidy bill would transform the structure of Medicaid , giving states control over how they spend federal funds. As of Friday, Murkowksi's staff said the senator was undecided and planned to take the weekend to review the legislation.
Sep 24 2017
Brighton must learn to rebound from disappointment, says Hughton
The two clubs went head-to-head in the race for the Championship title last season, with the Magpies pipping the Seagulls on a dramatic final day after a remarkable late run.
Sep 24 2017
Will Iraqi Kurdistan's Referendum go Ahead? Doubts Raised With Two Days Remaining
Turkey's official news agency says Istanbul police have detained 36 people as alleged members of the Islamic State group. A statement issued after the meeting said Turkey reserved its rights originating from global conventions.
Sep 22 2017
Ryanair offers pay rise to some pilots on top of bonus
The mix-up is expected to cost the company around €20 million (£18 million) in compensation to customers. However Michael O'Leary has told the Ryanair AGM that pilots "do not want unionisation".
Sep 22 2017
IPhone users excited for iOS 11 launch
One can individually go to WhatsApp and clear out all those forwarded photos, videos, which are not needed from each chat. This should happen automatically, with users getting notified of the new update when they're connected to the internet.
Sep 21 2017
Applause, criticism greet leak of Zinke's monument recommendations
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Sep 20 2017
Florida Sets Emergency Generator Rules for Nursing Homes
Power outages hit other Southeastern states as the storm moved north, including Georgia. Authorities will open up the entire chain of islands to residents Sunday morning.
Sep 20 2017
Mexico City rocked by massive natural disaster
At a nearby market, a worker in a hardhat walked around the outside warning people not to smoke as a smell of gas filled the air. While people in the United States have dealt with hurricanes, people in Mexico just got rocked by a 7.1 natural disaster .
Sep 20 2017
Violence erupts at Georgia Tech after campus police kill Scout Schultz
Losing a student, friend, colleague, and campus leader is one of the most hard experiences that any of us will have to face. But Chris Stewart, a lawyer for the family, said Schultz was carrying a small utility tool and the blade wasn't out.
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