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A photo shared online depicts an unidentified reporter interviewing activists in front of a cell at Phaya Thai Police Station. Photo: @pui_tuangporn / Twitter

Police Chief Transferred After Allowing Foreign Reporter to Interview Activist

BANGKOK — The chief of Phaya Thai Police Station was transferred Friday night after allowing a reporter to interview a jailed pro-democracy activist.

Court Verdict on Prayuth’s Coup Due Next Month

BANGKOK — Arnon Nampha is set to hear a court verdict on insurrection charge in June. But the pro-democracy activist, who’s racked up an impressive litany charges, won’t be there as the defendant.

Crime, Courts, Calamity

Boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. Photo: Associated Press

Trump Pardons Boxing Legend Century Later

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.

International

A woman walks past a "Yes" campaign logo on a shop window May 17 in Dublin, Ireland, ahead of the abortion referendum. Photo: Peter Morrison / Associated Press

Exit Polls Suggest Irish Voters Have Repealed Abortion Ban

DUBLIN — Ireland appeared to move away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots and embrace a more liberal viewpoint Friday as two major exit polls predicted voters had repealed a constitutional ban on abortion.

Netherlands, Australia Hold Russia Liable for Downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A day after international prosecutors said they had unequivocal evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine nearly four years ago, the Netherlands and Australia on Friday announced they were holding Moscow legally responsible for its role in the missile attack.
Boxer Jack Johnson, the first black world heavyweight champion, poses in New York City. Photo: Associated Press

Trump Pardons Boxing Legend Century Later

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing's first black heavyweight champion, clearing Jack Johnson's name more than 100 years after what many see as his racially charged conviction.
A man watches a TV screen showing file footages of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photo: Lee Jin-man / Associated Press

N. Korea Keeps Hopes of Talks Alive After Trump Cancelation

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea said Friday that it's still willing to sit for talks with the United States "at any time, (in) any format," a remarkably restrained and diplomatic response, from a nation noted for its proud belligerence, to President Donald Trump's abrupt cancellation of a summit with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.
An investor looks at the Chinese market index in 2017 at a brokerage in Beijing, China. Photo: Ng Han Guan / Associated Press

Asian Shares Lower as Trump-Kim Snub Adds Uncertainty

HONG KONG — Asian stock indexes were mostly lower Friday as investors factored in fresh geopolitical uncertainty following the abrupt cancellation of a meeting between the U.S. and North Korean leaders.


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