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Latest Stories Iain Macintosh: Manchester derby reaches crescendo as potential title-deciderupdated: Sun Apr 29 2012 15:52:00

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.

Spokeswoman: Thai PM hospitalized with food poisoningupdated: Tue Nov 29 2011 02:35:00

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has been hospitalized with food poisoning, a government spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Thai lawmakers vote for first female prime ministerupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 02:27:00

The Thai parliament elected the nation's first female prime minister Friday, with more than half the lawmakers backing her vote.

Incoming Thai PM: Case against Thaksin and others to be reviewedupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 04:32:00

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.

New Thai PM asks for voter patienceupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 04:32:00

Thai PM-elect Yingluck Shinawatra talks with CNN in her first post-election interview with international media.

Thailand timeline 2001-2011updated: Sun Jul 03 2011 09:44:00

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.

Ex-PM Thaksin haunts Thai election from afarupdated: Sat Jul 02 2011 22:13:00

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.

Insurgent attack kills 4 Thai soldiersupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 11:29:00

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.

Emergency decree extended in Thailandupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 06:20:00

An emergency decree in Bangkok and three provinces has been extended, a Thai government spokesman said Tuesday.

'Red Shirts' mark anniversary of 2006 coup in Thailandupdated: Sun Sep 19 2010 10:29:00

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 lifts emergency rule from 3 more provinces, but not Bangkokupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 02:49:00

Thailand has lifted emergency rule from three more provinces, but not Bangkok, the foreign ministry said Monday.

Thailand extends state of emergencyupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 13:49:00

Thailand extends a state of emergency for a quarter of the nation, including the capital. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Thailand extends emergency rule as threat of unrest lingersupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 13:49:00

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 says state of emergency may be liftedupdated: Sun May 30 2010 06:07:00

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.

Thaksin facing Thai terrorism chargesupdated: Tue May 25 2010 04:30:00

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 seeks normalcy after clashesupdated: Tue May 25 2010 04:30:00

Thailand's government works to restore order after clashes cripple the nation's capital.

Thai PM addresses the nationupdated: Sun May 23 2010 02:25:00

The Thai prime minister speaks to the country for the first time since the deadly violence. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.

Thailand extends curfew in capital, provincesupdated: Sun May 23 2010 02:25:00

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.

Explainer: Thailand's political crisisupdated: Thu May 20 2010 00:27:00

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.

Bangkok scenes from iReportersupdated: Thu May 20 2010 00:27:00

A look at the unrest in Bangkok through the eyes of iReporters.

Thaksin: I am not Red Shirt leaderupdated: Wed May 19 2010 02:24:00

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.

On TV, Thai PM speaks about tensionsupdated: Mon Apr 26 2010 08:59:00

Thailand's prime minister acknowledged on Sunday he did not expect protesters would use weapons and apply violence toward authority.

Thai protesters set terms for negotiationsupdated: Fri Apr 23 2010 10:54:00

The leaders of anti-government protesters in Thailand offered Friday to return to the negotiating table -- but only if the government meets certain demands.

Thai protest leaders to surrender to policeupdated: Sat Apr 17 2010 02:19:00

Leaders of Thailand's anti-government protests said Saturday that they we would turn themselves in to police on May 15.

Anti-government protests in Thailand resume after a day offupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 01:56:00

Anti-government protesters planned to rally again Wednesday, after taking a day off to celebrate the Thai New Year.

Police fire tear gas at Thai protestersupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 22:30:00

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.

Thai protesters demand government reopen TV stationupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 20:13:00

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.

Protesters gather in Bangkok as officials warn of economic costupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 10:26:00

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.

Bangkok protesters refuse to disperseupdated: Sun Apr 04 2010 07:15:00

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.

Thai military seeks to avoid confrontation with protestersupdated: Sat Mar 27 2010 12:17:00

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.

Thai protesters collect blood for messageupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 00:05:00

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.

Thais protest peacefully against military governmentupdated: Sat Sep 19 2009 14:58:00

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.

CNNMoney: Why oil and democracy don't always mixupdated: Mon Jun 15 2009 14:30:00

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.

Thailand lifts state of emergencyupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 02:21:00

The Thai government ended a nearly 2-week-old state of emergency Friday, following last week's widespread and sometimes violent political unrest.

Thai riot police clash with protestersupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 08:34:00

Riot police descended on scores of anti-government protesters in the streets of Thailand's capital as violence intensified early Monday.

Pro-Thaksin protesters demand Thai electionsupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 07:39:00

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.

Interview with Samak Sundaravejupdated: Sun Jan 04 2009 22:27:00

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.

Ex-wife of exiled former Thai PM returns to Bangkokupdated: Fri Dec 05 2008 14:47:00

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.

Standoff at Bangkok airports continuesupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 11:22:00

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 PM declares emergency at besieged airportsupdated: Thu Nov 27 2008 21:52:00

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.

Former Thai PM sentencedupdated: Sat Nov 08 2008 10:40:00

A Thai courts sentences former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to two years in prison. CNN's Dan Rivers reports. Thaksin Shinawatra updated: Thu Oct 23 2008 01:00:00

Ousted from office and exiled from his country, former Thai Prime Minister has now been convicted of corruption

English clubs warned over $5.2B debt mountainupdated: Tue Oct 07 2008 16:36:00

The head of England's Football Association believes that the global credit crisis could force one of the country's top teams into bankruptcy.

Thai interim government lifts emergency ruleupdated: Sun Sep 14 2008 20:40:00

Thailand's caretaker government has lifted a state of emergency that the capital city, Bangkok, had been under since September 2.

The Goal Mouth: Money, Man City and Monacoupdated: Thu Sep 04 2008 08:12:00

Wow! I still can't get over it. A gazzilionaire I had never heard about comes out of nowhere to take over a Premier League football club, and just a handful of minutes later signs Robinho, one of the best players in the world. Money Flowing into English Soccerupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 16:00:00

The takeover of Manchester City by an Abu Dhabi group is further evidence that soccer clubs have become a hot buy

Thai PM declares state of emergency in capitalupdated: Tue Sep 02 2008 03:18:00

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. Demonstrators Test Thai Hospitalityupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 07:00:00

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 flees Thailandupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 13:18:00

Thaksin Shinawatra flees Thailand to avoid ongoing corruption charges. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Deposed Thai PM's wife guilty of tax evasionupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 03:22:00

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.

Deposed Thai prime minister's trial beginsupdated: Tue Jul 08 2008 03:42:00

The corruption trial of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra began Tuesday, almost two years after he was deposed in a military coup.

Thaksin taken into custodyupdated: Sun Jun 22 2008 23:56:00

Ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra returns home to face corruption charges. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Constitution protests continue in Thailandupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:59:00

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.

Thai PM threatens forces on protestersupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:01:00

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 open in Thailand's first post-coup electionupdated: Sun Dec 23 2007 00:54:00

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.

Thais approve charter, despite hefty 'No'updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 00:17:00

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.

Thais set to approve constitutionupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 08:11:00

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 vote on military-drafted charterupdated: Sun Aug 19 2007 01:31:00

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.

City's new hero still under fireupdated: Sat Aug 18 2007 05:10:00

Allegations of corruption and human rights abuses, and the threat of extradition, hover over Thaksin Shinawatra after last year's coup in Thailand.

Fortune: THE WORLD AT RISKupdated: Mon Jul 09 2007 00:00:00

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. Reality checkupdated: Fri May 04 2007 13:34:00

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.

Thaksin confirms approach to Cityupdated: Tue May 01 2007 06:49:00

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.

Thaksin Shinawatra Talkasia Transcriptupdated: Mon Jan 22 2007 05:09:00

DR: Dan Rivers TS: Thaksin Shinawatra

Transcript: Thaksin Shinawatra interviewupdated: Mon Jan 15 2007 08:10:00

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.

Deposed Thai PM quits party roleupdated: Tue Oct 03 2006 01:46:00

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.

Thai junta picks prime ministerupdated: Fri Sep 29 2006 06:14:00

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.

Thai banker 'favored as next PM'updated: Sat Sep 23 2006 01:18:00

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.

Purges under way in Thailandupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 03:28:00

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.

Thai army detains 4 former government ministers updated: Thu Sep 21 2006 00:11:00

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.

September show: New era for air travelupdated: Wed Aug 23 2006 06:41:00

This month's Business Traveller show comes during one of the most turbulent times in aviation history.

Thaksin Shinawatra Full-Transcriptupdated: Wed Apr 12 2006 04:18:00

MC: Mike Chinoy TS: Thaksin Shinawatra

Thai prime minister to resignupdated: Tue Apr 04 2006 09:42:00

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.

Thai leader claims victoryupdated: Mon Apr 03 2006 22:56:00

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.

6 injured in Thai election blastsupdated: Sun Apr 02 2006 08:06:00

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.

Bomb defused amid Thai tensionsupdated: Mon Mar 27 2006 01:46:00

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.

Fortune: The World at Riskupdated: Thu Mar 16 2006 15:27:00

1. PERU Conservative Lourdes Flores is poised to win an April 9 election as pro-nationalization candidate Ollanta Humala stagnates in the polls.

Thai political tension mountsupdated: Sat Feb 25 2006 06:07:00

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 PM dissolves governmentupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 07:08:00

Thailand's prime minister has asked the king to dissolve Parliament, a move that would require new elections to be held within two months.

2005 Year End Talkasia Scriptupdated: Fri Jan 27 2006 02:49:00

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.

Fishermen admit killing UK touristupdated: Sun Jan 08 2006 23:59:00

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.

'Largest' communication satellite launchedupdated: Thu Aug 11 2005 10:35:00

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.

Ariane launches Thai satellite updated: Thu Aug 11 2005 01:49:00

A Thai-owned communications satellite billed as the world's largest was launched early Thursday off French Guiana, officials said.

Real end tour by beating Thailandupdated: Fri Jul 29 2005 09:36:00

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.

Thai car bomb blast kills 5updated: Thu Feb 17 2005 18:41:00

Authorities in Thailand are investigating a powerful car bomb that has killed five people in the country's Muslim-dominated south.

Thaksin: Send more aid to others updated: Thu Jan 13 2005 04:42:00

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for more tsunami aid relief, but says his nation does not need financial assistance.

Explosion in Thai town kills 2updated: Thu Dec 23 2004 23:10:00

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.

Thai teachers walk off the jobupdated: Wed Dec 22 2004 22:59:00

Thousands of teachers in Thailand have walked off their jobs to protest a lack of security in the country's south.

Political tensions simmer at ASEANupdated: Sun Nov 28 2004 19:49:00

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.

Thai market bombing kills oneupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 06:26:00

A marketplace bombing in southern Thailand Thursday morning killed one person and wounded at least 23 others -- nine seriously -- police and hospital officials said.

Bomb hits Thai market, 1 deadupdated: Thu Aug 26 2004 00:08:00

A powerful bomb has exploded in a crowded marketplace in southern Thailand, killing one person and wounding at least 23 others, officials said.

Thai leader tours scarred southupdated: Sat May 08 2004 01:41:00

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.

Thailand braces for revenge attacksupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 22:25:00

Authorities in Thailand are bracing for possible revenge attacks after police killed more than 100 assailants in the predominantly Muslim south.

Thai PM vows to root out attackersupdated: Wed Apr 28 2004 01:13:00

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.

78 killed in Thai police attackupdated: Tue Apr 27 2004 21:46:00

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.

Iraq violence worries Thai PMupdated: Sat Apr 10 2004 00:36:00

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.

Thai PM under fire over attacksupdated: Mon Mar 29 2004 19:15:00

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 PM replaces top ministersupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 23:19:00

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has reshuffled his cabinet, replacing his interior, defense and finance ministers.

Thai bird flu cases 'very likely'updated: Thu Jan 22 2004 03:15:00

Five people are being tested to see if they have bird flu, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra told reporters, according to Reuters.

Violence continues in Thailandupdated: Wed Jan 07 2004 02:08:00

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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