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.
Mattis: US wants to resolve N. Korea standoff diplomatically
Defense Secretary said on Tuesday that Washington will work with New Delhi to eradicate terrorist safe havens across the world. New Delhi has committed $3 billion in development projects in Afghanistan and trains Afghan officers in India.
Turnout high as Iraqi Kurds defy threats to hold independence vote
Iran has a Kurdish population, but they have not experienced the same level of violence as Kurds in Turkey and Syria have in recent years.
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.
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 27 2017
Wildfire threatens homes, prompts evacuations in southern California
The winds will push the fire southwest most of the day Tuesday before steering flames east toward Corona in the evening, he said. Monday, evacuation orders were expanded to areas south of Green River Road from the 91 Freeway to Trudy Lane at Orchard Glen.
Sep 25 2017
Selena Gomez's Best Friend Francia Raisa Reveals Scars From Kidney Transplant
The video of the 29-year-old comes one week after she revealed that she donated her kidney to best friend, Selena Gomez . Gomez described her most-recent transplant as 'what [she] needed to do for [her] overall health'.
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
Iran marks Sacred Defense Week with massive military parades
The unveiling by the Revolutionary Guard came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war. Iran has "successfully" launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, a state-media report said on Saturday.
Sep 24 2017
Trump holds rally with Luther Strange in Alabama
Trump tells rally-goers Friday night that people have claimed unusual is "friendly" with the Senate majority leader. Trump made little hard news in what was basically a campaign-style speech that ran almost 90 minutes long.
Sep 23 2017
Apple TV 4K to get Dolby Atmos audio in future tvOS update
Moreover, Apple is not charging users an extra amount for 4K content. 4K movies will be charged as much as the HD version. Apple succeeds in its main objective with this upgrade: 4K content looks great, on a 4K television set.
Sep 23 2017
Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile
Trump called on world powers to pressure Iran to stop developing missiles and cease supporting regional militant groups. The state-run news agency IRNA quoted the chief of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division, Gen.
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.
Sep 20 2017
Facebook censoring reports of ethnic cleansing in Myanmar
She announced that Myanmar was ready to start a refugee verification process for those Rohingya Muslims who wished to return home. She said Naypyidaw (Myammar's capital) was making every effort to restore peace and stability in Rakhine province.
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