Macau ranks No. 1 in economic performance among world cities

...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 to bet at...

American lawyer Michael Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor in World Cup bid process

...members <0x2014> FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar of Spain, Michel D'Hooghe of Belgium and Worawi Makudi of Thailand <0x2014> also face sanctions for their actions during contests marred by claims of bribery, collusion and favor-seeking...

FIFA vows unity is back in government

...executive committee members - FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar of Spain, Michel D'Hooghe of Belgium and Worawi Makudi of Thailand. There are also cases against Franz Beckenbauer, the Germany great and former FIFA executive committee member, and former...

Sergio Garcia adds to lead in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - Sergio Garcia finished with back-to-back birdies to shoot a second...65 Saturday and seize a four-shot lead after the third round of the Thailand Golf Championship.Garcia had eight birdies overall to go with a lone...

Stacy Lewis leads LPGA Tour event in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - Stacy Lewis shot 9-under-par 63 in the first round Thursday to take a three-stroke lead at the LPGA Thailand.The 2012 LPGA Tour player of the year had an eagle and birdied the last two holes to finish three strokes...

Former four-time European Tour champion Alex Cejka leads star-studded field in Thailand

CHON BURI, Thailand - Four-time European Tour champion...one-shot lead after the first round of the Thailand Golf Championship.The 43-year-old...for second with Arnond Vongvanij of Thailand after picking up three birdies on the...

Inbee Park ekes out win in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand - Inbee Park of South Korea took advantage of overnight leader Ariya...on the last hole Sunday to secure a one-stroke victory in the LPGA Thailand.Jutanugarn blew a two-stroke lead on No. 18 when she first had...

Biking and snacking in Thailand

SRI LANNA NATIONAL PARK, Thailand -- For too many tourists, a visit to Thailand means tiki bars on the beach blasting Bob Marley...tailored clothes. But there's another way to see Thailand that is far more authentic while at the same time...

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Thailand free of bird flu, to resume breeding next month

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand declared itself free of bird flu Monday and announced that farmers will resume breeding chickens next month. No areas of Thailand have had active cases of bird flu in poultry since Feb. 25, more...

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Pigtails and prostitution: Stumbling across Thailand's child sex trade

...until a recent trip to Pattaya Beach, Thailand, I had never been mistaken for a child...I commended the beautiful women of Thailand (with whom I fit right in) on their...These were the only girls in all of Thailand who wore shorts that were not only above...