Bangkok on a budget

BANGKOK, Thailand --- From 15-cent train rides...easy to spend hundreds of dollars a day in Bangkok, home to some of the most luxurious hotels...attracting more upmarket visitors. In Bangkok's prime residential area of Sukhumvit...

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Experts gather for emergency bird flu meeting in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Two sisters in Vietnam became...least 10 people in as many countries. Bangkok - the site of the meeting - was itself...Wednesday's three-hour conference in Bangkok was expected to draw representatives from...

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IOC head Thomas Bach seeks support on reform program

BANGKOK - Declaring "the time for change is now," IOC President Thomas Bach urged the world's national Olympic committees on Friday...

Another big catch for Thai company in $1.5B bid for Bumble Bee

BANGKOK - A Thai food company may be landing another whopper in the U.S. with its $1.5 billion bid for Bumble Bee Seafoods.Thai...

Pope's new cardinals are far-flung, value ministry

...will be lower than it has ever been. Other places getting cardinals include Hanoi, Vietnam; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Bangkok, Thailand."These countries have ecclesial communities that are small, or that represent a minority within their country...

Opportunity in Bangkok

...Bush will meet one-on-one with a number of Asian leaders next week at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bangkok. It is his opportunity to tell them, particularly Thailand's prime minister, that the civilized world shares democratic...

Tech Tips: Using a phone abroad without huge fees

BANGKOK - If you have a trip outside the United States coming up, one thing you'll likely want to bring is your cellphone. You might...

Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

...top of the annual economic rankings of 300 cities worldwide by the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. One exception: Bangkok, Thailand, came in last, its economy wrecked by political strife.Macau has enjoyed a tourism boom, with gamblers coming...

Report: Bird flu detected in cat

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand ordered an investigation...stocks. A clouded leopard in a zoo near Bangkok last month became the first non-human...Animal Hospital of Kasetsart University in Bangkok, the Krungthep Thurakij daily newspaper...

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Asia maintains 'face' of prosperity

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Fondling cellular phones...Immaculately dressed secretaries cross Bangkok's Silom Road for lunchtime shopping at...than 50 years. Largely vanished from the Bangkok skyline is the "national bird," as the...