For Manchester City fans, Monday's night's crucial clash with United isn't simply the final battle of a season-long war. It isn't even just about clawing their way back into the race for the Premier League title. Their pain runs far deeper than that. City have lived in the shadow of their rivals for too long and they are desperate to break out into the light. You have to go back to 1991 to find the last time they finished above their rivals, a feat that was spoiled somewhat when United beat Barcelona to lift the now defunct European Cup Winners' Cup.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been hospitalized with food poisoning, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday.
The Thai parliament elected the nation's first female prime minister Friday, with more than half the lawmakers backing her vote.
The woman set to become Thailand's first female prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, said Monday that authorities will reopen an investigation into her brother, former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was convicted of corruption after being forced from office.
Thai PM-elect Yingluck Shinawatra talks with CNN in her first post-election interview with international media.
Thailand's general election on Sunday pitted the Democrats, led by Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, against the opposition Pheu Thai party, led by Yingluck Shinawatra, youngest sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a bloodless coup in 2006.
Yingluck Shinawatra is a successful business woman and the younger sister of the polarizing former prime minister and billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.
An insurgent attack on a Thai military camp in the country's south killed four soldiers and wounded six others, a military spokesman said Thursday.
An emergency decree in Bangkok and three provinces has been extended, a Thai government spokesman said Tuesday.
More than 10,000 anti-government demonstrators gathered in the heart of Bangkok's shopping district Sunday to mark the fourth anniversary of a bloodless coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
Thailand has lifted emergency rule from three more provinces, but not Bangkok, the foreign ministry said Monday.
Thailand extends a state of emergency for a quarter of the nation, including the capital. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Concerns about further unrest prompted the Thai government to extend a state of emergency in 19 provinces, including Bangkok, for another three months Tuesday, officials said.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said the country was calm Sunday morning after the first night without a government-imposed curfew in 10 days, state media said.
A Thai court issued a warrant Tuesday against the country's ousted prime minister on terrorism charges connected with the violent clashes that crippled Bangkok for weeks, the former prime minister's lawyer said.
Thailand's government works to restore order after clashes cripple the nation's capital.
The Thai prime minister speaks to the country for the first time since the deadly violence. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
The Thai government on Sunday extended a curfew in the capital and nearly a third of the country's provinces, but may shorten the hours when residents are required to stay off the streets, state media reported.
Days of violent unrest in the Thai capital have left dozens dead and hundreds injured, as security forces clashed with anti-government protesters, with the demonstrators finally surrendering on Wednesday evening.
A look at the unrest in Bangkok through the eyes of iReporters.
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said Wednesday he was not the leader of the United Front for Democracy, the formal name of the Red Shirt opposition, and that their movement calling for new elections is not on his behalf.
Thailand's prime minister acknowledged on Sunday he did not expect protesters would use weapons and apply violence toward authority.
The leaders of anti-government protesters in Thailand offered Friday to return to the negotiating table -- but only if the government meets certain demands.
Leaders of Thailand's anti-government protests said Saturday that they we would turn themselves in to police on May 15.
Anti-government protesters planned to rally again Wednesday, after taking a day off to celebrate the Thai New Year.
Thai police agreed Friday to restore the television signal for an anti-government group in the country on condition that protesters vacate the compound of the satellite center that distributes it, authorities said.
Anti-government protesters in Thailand are set to protest again Friday, having demanded officials reopen their television station, which was shut down amid accusations of misinformation.
Thousands of anti-government protesters defied calls to disperse and flocked to Bangkok Tuesday, jamming the commercial hub of the city for the fourth straight day as officials predicted a blow to the economy.
Thousands of anti-government protesters defied an order Sunday to disperse from the capital's commercial center, but the government said it would use negotiation -- not force -- to get them to comply.
The Thai military is withdrawing its forces from parts of the country's capital to avoid potential confrontations with red-shirted anti-government protesters backing the ousted prime minister.
Anti-government protesters poured a small amount of blood at the headquarters of the government in Bangkok on Tuesday, but the demonstration did not live up to their threat to douse the ministers' offices in blood.
Tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday to mark the third anniversary of a military coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
In countries like Iran, most of the wealth comes from the government-controlled oil industry. Voters care more about who gets which share of the booty than about the government's economic competence. That favors anti-market populists like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It doesn't do a lot for democracy.
The Thai government ended a nearly 2-week-old state of emergency Friday, following last week's widespread and sometimes violent political unrest.
Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital as violence intensified early Monday.
Thousands of supporters of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra demonstrated peacefully outside government headquarters on Tuesday to push their demand for a general election.
Thailand's new Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej is the first to be democratically elected since the nation's bloodless coup in 2006. A veteran politician and former governor of Bangkok, Samak is accused of being a nominee of friend and former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. As he prepares to take office, he joins Talk Asia's Dan Rivers to discuss his allegiance to his ousted predecessor, corruption, and his alleged role in the Thammasat massacre of 1976.
The ex-wife of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra returned to Bangkok Friday to visit her ailing mother, a source close to the family told CNN.
Bangkok's two main airports remained occupied by anti-government protesters Friday but Thai authorities appeared to have backed down from earlier threats to end the siege by force.
Thai prime minister Somchai Wongsawat declared a state of emergency Thursday at Bangkok's two main airports, which are still being besieged by anti-government protesters, a government spokesman said.
A Thai courts sentences former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to two years in prison. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Ousted from office and exiled from his country, former Thai Prime Minister has now been convicted of corruption
The head of England's Football Association believes that the global credit crisis could force one of the country's top teams into bankruptcy.
Thailand's caretaker government has lifted a state of emergency that the capital city, Bangkok, had been under since September 2.
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Thailand's Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has declared a state of emergency in Bangkok in the wake of brutal anti-government protests, state television said Tuesday.
The thousands of protestors camped outside the offices of Thai PM Samak Sundaravej are just getting comfortable. How long will the embattled leader play the gracious host?
Thaksin Shinawatra flees Thailand to avoid ongoing corruption charges. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
The wife of deposed Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was found guilty Thursday of evading millions of dollars in taxes and sentenced to three years in prison, state media reported.
The corruption trial of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra began Tuesday, almost two years after he was deposed in a military coup.
Ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra returns home to face corruption charges. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.
Despite winning a string of government concessions, hundreds continued to protest on the streets of Thailand Monday, some calling for the country's prime minister to resign.
Thailand's prime minister has warned he may send in police and soldiers to disperse several hundred people who have been staging an around-the-clock protest in Bangkok for the past six days.
Polls opened Sunday in Thailand's first national election after a military coup, with loyalists of deposed former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra expected to capture the most votes, The Associated Press reported.
Thailand's voters have approved an army-drafted constitution, but a hefty "No" vote suggests December's general election will be messy, with ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra still a potent political force.
A healthy majority of Thai voters approved an army-drafted constitution on Sunday designed to prevent a repeat of the powerful single party government of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, an exit poll showed.
Thais voted on Sunday in a referendum on a military-drafted constitution analysts say is aimed at preventing a repeat of the Thaksin Shinawatra era, a single party government led by a charismatic politician.
Allegations of corruption and human rights abuses, and the threat of extradition, hover over Thaksin Shinawatra after last year's coup in Thailand.
1. ARGENTINA The government's decision to ration gas and electricity for firms rather than raise prices for residential consumers does little to address mounting woes in the energy sector and helps set the stage for future economic problems.
Athens 2007, the final of the European Champions League, is a rematch of Istanbul 2005, with five-time winners Liverpool pitted against six-time champs AC Milan. Some may see it as a kick in the teeth for English football that there is not an all-English final, despite producing three out of the four semifinalists. Team Limey thinks it's a kick in the backside for the top two EPL sides, who lately have been sending out the message that they're untouchable.
Former Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra confirmed on Tuesday that he has approached Manchester City about a possible takeover bid for the English Premier League club.
DR: Dan Rivers TS: Thaksin Shinawatra
CNN's Dan Rivers spoke to ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The following is a transcript of the interview. Rivers began by asking Shinawatra about his alleged involvement in New Year bombings in Bangkok.
Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced his resignation from his ruling Thai Rak Thai party Tuesday, two weeks after military officers seized power from him in a bloodless coup d'etat.
Thailand's ruling military junta, which seized power in a bloodless coup 10 days ago, has chosen a new prime minister for the interim government, but has not yet officially released the new leader's name.
In the wake of this week's military coup in Thailand, former central bank Governor Chatumongol Sonakul is favored to become the country's interim civilian leader, The Bangkok Post newspaper said Saturday.
Thailand's military coup leaders began on Friday probing alleged corruption under ousted billionaire leader Thaksin Shinawatra and sacked police officials tied to the former prime minister.
Thailand's military has banned political activity and detained four top members from the administration of Thailand's Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, ousted in a bloodless military coup this week.
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MC: Mike Chinoy TS: Thaksin Shinawatra
A day after claiming victory in a national election, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced he will resign amid mass protests and a political crisis that has thrown the future of the government into question.
Thailand's prime minister has claimed victory in the weekend's snap election, saying his party got more than 50 percent of the overall vote.
Bombs exploded at three polling stations Sunday in Thailand's troubled southern region, injuring two policemen and four soldiers in Narathiwat, one of three Muslim-majority provinces plagued by a separatist insurgency.
A police squad defused a bomb at the headquarters of the opposition Democrat Party, six days before Thais head to the polls in a snap election called by the beleaguered prime minister.
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Tensions between Thailand's Prime Minister and his opponents are growing despite Thaksin Shinawatra's decision to dissolve Parliament and call new elections on April 2, three years ahead of schedule.
Thailand's prime minister has asked the king to dissolve Parliament, a move that would require new elections to be held within two months.
Lorraine Hahn: Hello I'm Lorraine Hahn. Today's Talk Asia looks back at the year 2005, and all the wonderful personalities who have shared their stories with us.
Thai police who have arrested two fishermen said they have confessed to raping and killing a British tourist, whose body was found a week ago, floating off a beach near the Koh Samui Island Resort.
A Thai-owned communications satellite was launched early Thursday off French Guiana, officials said. Billed as the world's largest, the satellite will provide Internet access and multimedia services for the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and New Zealand.
A Thai-owned communications satellite billed as the world's largest was launched early Thursday off French Guiana, officials said.
Real Madrid beat the Thai national team 3-0 in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 30,000 at Bangkok's Rajmangala Stadium, as they completed their pre-season tour.
Authorities in Thailand are investigating a powerful car bomb that has killed five people in the country's Muslim-dominated south.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for more tsunami aid relief, but says his nation does not need financial assistance.
An explosion in the southern Thai town of Sungaikolok has killed two people -- a boy and a government security worker -- and wounded seven others, police say.
Thousands of teachers in Thailand have walked off their jobs to protest a lack of security in the country's south.
The 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opens its summit in Laos today, as political issues simmering beneath the surface begin to generate heat at the annual event.
A marketplace bombing in southern Thailand Thursday morning killed one person and wounded at least 23 others -- nine seriously -- police and hospital officials said.
A powerful bomb has exploded in a crowded marketplace in southern Thailand, killing one person and wounding at least 23 others, officials said.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has toured a bullet-riddled mosque that has become a lightning rod for Muslim anger over his government's tough military response to an uprising in the restive south.
Authorities in Thailand are bracing for possible revenge attacks after police killed more than 100 assailants in the predominantly Muslim south.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has vowed to root out "a ring of troublemakers" who launched a series of attacks on security outposts in the nation's south that left over 100 people dead.
As many as 74 suspected militants have been killed by Thai security forces in the deadliest fighting this year in the country's predominantly Muslim south.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he is "very worried" about the increasing violence in Iraq, and said for the first time Saturday the country may withdraw its troops if the situation continues to deteriorate.
Thailand is struggling to contain a wave of violence in the southern part of the country as the government comes under fire after a weekend bomb attack.
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has reshuffled his cabinet, replacing his interior, defense and finance ministers.
Five people are being tested to see if they have bird flu, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters, according to Reuters.
A group of armed men attacked a police station in Yala province, hitting it with grenades and automatic weapons fire, police said.
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