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'Very pleased and delighted': Thai king wraps up three-day coronation events

'Very pleased and delighted': Thai king wraps up three-day coronation events

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn greeted thousands of his subjects from a balcony of his Grand Palace on Monday, the third and final day of coronation ceremonies.

'I shall reign in righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

'I shall reign in righteousness': Thailand crowns king in ornate ceremonies

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Saturday completed intricate Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god as the Southeast Asian nation officially crowned its first monarch in nearly seven decades.

Thai election body seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

Thai election body seeks dissolution of party that nominated princess

Thailand's election commission said on Wednesday it is seeking the disqualification of a party that nominated a princess for prime minister, in what would be a set-back for the opposition loyal to ousted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king's rebuke

The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said on Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution.

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to supporters after king opposes her PM candidacy

Thai princess says #ILoveYou to supporters after king opposes her PM candidacy

The Thai princess whose stunning announcement she was running for prime minister was quickly opposed by her brother, the king, thanked her supporters on Saturday, saying she wants Thailand to be "moving forward", but she did not comment on her candidacy.

Thai King lambasts 'highly inappropriate' move to make princess PM

Thai King lambasts 'highly inappropriate' move to make princess PM

Thailand's powerful King Maha Vajiralongkorn late Friday described an unprecedented move to make his older sister Princess Ubolratana prime minister as "highly inappropriate" and against "royal traditions".

Thailand launches currency featuring new king's image

Thailand launches currency featuring new king's image

Thailand began circulating bank notes and coins featuring the image of new King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday, officials said.

Luck of the draw gives Ronaldo cause to believe

Luck of the draw gives Ronaldo cause to believe

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will rarely get a better chance than at Euro 2016 to land the only major honour lacking in his glittering career by leading his country to victory in a major finals.