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Women migrant numbers high in Thai construction

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.N. report says that women make up almost 40 percent of migrant construction workers in Thailand, more than almost anywhere else in the world. But the large numbers only serve to magnify their problems, including lower pay and the risk of being fired if they get …

Thai court finds British activist guilty of defamation

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court found a British labor activist guilty Tuesday of defaming a fruit canning company, and gave him a suspended prison sentence. The Bangkok South Criminal Court found Andy Hall guilty of criminal defamation against Natural Fruit Company Ltd. in connection with a 2013 report he …

Stone Age Aegean Sea migrants brought agriculture to Europe

BERLIN (AP) — Stone Age people from the Aegean Sea region moved into central and southern Europe some 8,000 years ago and introduced agriculture to a continent still dominated at the time by hunter-gatherers, scientists say. The findings are based on genetic samples from ancient farming communities in Germany, Hungary …

Thai government says it’s not ignoring shrimp sheds slavery

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s government said Monday it is not ignoring the slavery and forced labor in its lucrative shrimp industry that was highlighted in an Associated Press investigation published last week. Government spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd, flanked by police, navy and other officials, held a news conference specifically to address …