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Thai King Endorses Junta Leader as Prime Minister

Thailand's junta leader has become the new prime minister after receiving the endorsement of King Bhumibol Adulyadej. General Prayuth Chan-ocha accepted a written royal command certifying his position at a ceremony in Bangkok Monday. Last Thursday's overwhelming election of the 60-year-old army chief by the military-dominated legislature was a foregone conclusion, since he was the only candidate for the post. General Prayuth has led the junta since forcing prime minister...

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