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Thailand’s largest seafood firm drops supplier after slavery report

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:41PM UTC

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — Thailand’s biggest seafood company says it has cut relations with a supplier found by The Associated Press to have ties to human trafficking and forced labor.

Lee Kuan Yew lies in state as Singaporeans bid farewell

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 1:34PM UTC

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans stood in silence as a Lee Kuan Yew’s coffin traveled on a ceremonial gun carriage a short distance from the presidential palace to Parliament.

Telefonica sells UK phone operator O2 to Hutchison Whampoa

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 10:54AM UTC

LONDON (AP) — European cell phone operator Telefonica says it has reached an agreement to sell its British business, O2, to Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa for 10.25 billion pounds ($15.24 billion).

Vietnam wants full lifting of US arms embargo

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:52AM UTC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vietnam says it wants the U.S. to lift fully an embargo on arms sales that was eased last year. The U.S. says that will require more progress by communist-governed Vietnam on improving human rights. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between

Train hits truck during heavy rain in northern Thailand; 7 killed

By Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:21AM UTC

BANGKOK (AP) — Police say a train collided with a pickup truck during heavy rains in northern Thailand, killing seven construction workers in the truck and seriously injuring another.