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Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from over

By Mon, Feb 03, 2014 11:54AM UTC 1 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand held nationwide elections without bloodshed Sunday despite widespread fears of violence. But the country's bitter political crisis is far from over, and one of the next flash points is likely to be an effort to nullify the vote....

Tense Thai elections go ahead despite protests

By Sun, Feb 02, 2014 1:50PM UTC 0 Comment

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's tense national election got underway Sunday with protesters forcing the closure of hundreds of polling stations in the capital amid fears of more bloodshed a day after gun battles in Bangkok left seven people wounded....

Polls open in tense Thai national election

By Sun, Feb 02, 2014 7:30AM UTC Comments Off on Polls open in tense Thai national election

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s tense national election got underway Sunday amid signs of disruptions at several polling stations and fears of violence, a day after gun battles between protesters and would-be voters broke out at a busy Bangkok intersection. The extent of disruptions was not immediately clear when polls opened nationwide, but there were early...

Violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote; 7 hurt

By Sat, Feb 01, 2014 7:11PM UTC Comments Off on Violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote; 7 hurt

BANGKOK (AP) — Gunfire rang out at a major intersection Thailand’s capital on Saturday as clashes between protesters and government supporters erupted on the eve of tense nationwide elections. At least seven people were wounded, including an American photojournalist. The confrontation began after a group of pro-government supporters marched to a district office in northern...

Fear of violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote

By Sat, Feb 01, 2014 5:50PM UTC Comments Off on Fear of violence grips Thai capital on eve of vote

BANGKOK (AP) — On the streets of Thailand's tense capital, campaign posters bearing images of the country's prime minister have been ripped apart and punched through, defaced with a blunt message for the beleaguered government of Yingluck Shinawatra: "Get Out."...