In 2016, Yingluck pledged to see through her trial, and said that she had not considered leaving the country. "We think the defendant is hiding or has fled". A planned string of aggressive prosecutions against Yingluck was clearly created to terminate her political career once and for all.
The former PM has always denied the charges against her and claimed the trial is politically motivated.
Ignoring her plea, thousands of peaceful protesters showed up outside the court holding roses and wearing white gloves with the word "love" on them. But Yingluck left everyone surprised by not turning up at the court, citing her sudden illness.
Last month, Yingluck herself openly acknowledged her need for public support, writing on her Facebook page, "I would like to transform your moral support into a power that would make me strong and tolerant".
Police had set up barricades and a checkpoint outside the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said the administration wanted to avoid trouble.
But she stepped out of his shadow, displaying a unexpected resilience as protesters besieged her home and opponents clobbered her with a raft of court cases.
This insistence was repeated as late as yesterday, when her lawyer Norrawit Larlaeng told reporters Yingluck would definitely be in court. "She is now in Singapore, but I don't know how long she will stay there or where her next destination might be", one source told the German DPA agency, asking not to be named. It remains to be seen who will replace her as party leader, and what will happen when the military's ban on political activities is lifted ahead of a general election - which is not expected to be before the fourth quarter of 2018. Ms Yingluck's billionaire brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, who was prime minister between 2001 and 2006, escaped nine years ago before the conclusion of a graft case. "Will she still say that she didn't get justice?" Critics say they were effectively a means of vote-buying, while Yingluck supporters welcomed them.
A Bangkok court sentenced a former Thai commerce minister to 42 years in jail on Friday after finding him guilty of falsifying government-to-government rice deals between Thailand and China.
The drugs were worth roughly €40,000 (£37,000), and were seized along with a large quantity of cash that was found in the vehicle. "The back of the tablet is embossed with the word " TRUMP " and "*NL".
What will the Huawei Mate 10 feature? A report from Taiwan claims that commercial production of the Kirin 970 has begun. And now, thanks to a leaked so-called launch teaser of the Huawei Mate 10 , the October 16 launch seems to be real.
Amid the exchange of belligerent rhetoric between the United States and the DPRK, tensions ran high on the peninsula. Also on Monday, China said they will impose sanctions against North Korea by no longer importing their goods.
For the first time in seven years, both the Mega Millions and the Powerball were offering huge sums of cash at the same time. The odds of winning both jackpots are 1 in 75 quadrillion - that's 15 zeros - according to data scientists at Allstate.
Meanwhile, the Indian and Chinese Army officials are to hold a meeting in Chushul in Leh to lower tensions that escalated of late. However, there were reports of troops from both sides exchanging candies on the occasion on Tuesday.
Congress approved sanctions against Russia for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and for its aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow would respond after a closer examination of the US announcement.
But for the second straight year the Bulldogs finished the season unranked in the AP poll after being ranked. Malzahn's team went 8-5 and lost the Outback Bowl in 2014 and went 7-6 and won the Birmingham Bowl in 2015.
Stocks did briefly pare losses after comments from US House Speaker Paul Ryan that a government shutdown was unnecessary. Although many Americans have benefited from NAFTA, Lighthizer said that the agreement has "failed. countless Americans".
Sonny Bill Williams crashed over in the 34th, then Crotty scored his second in the last minute of the first half. All Blacks captain Kieran Read described his side's sublime first-half attacking blitz as "surreal".
The latest report on retail sales shows households still had plenty of buying power as the third quarter got underway in July. Gasoline stations, electronics merchants and clothing chains were the only categories to show sales declines in July.
Secret Superstar's first song, Main Kaun Hoon
Aamir Khan tweeted saying, "Presenting the first song of Secret Superstar , and along with one of the Secret Superstar , Megha". Before she begins recording, she tries to disclose her name but hesitates and says, " Main aapko apna naam nahi bata sakti ".
Sun & Clouds For Today's Eclipse
The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies - well, except when the sun happens to be obstructed by the moon. Coverage will remain very isolated, so overall viewing conditions should be pretty good for the eclipse.
8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack
The incident took place in a city some 2,100 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansi region. The investigation is ongoing and the security level has been raised, the statement also said.
Maersk to sell oil, gas business to Total
Total will gain about one billion boe in proven and estimated reserves, more than 80 per cent of it under the North Sea, it said. That will make the Danish company the second-largest investor in the French giant, according to data compiled by Bloomberg .
Germany protests Turkish-born writer's arrest in Spain
Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. Ozdemir had previously pressed Ankara to recognise the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.
State's jobless rate still at 3.4%
Hospitality jobs, for instance, generally don't pay as well, and are generally less secure, than professional work. Farm industries added 1,800 jobs on a month-over basis, while nonfarm industries shed a net 4,900 jobs.
Hurricane Gert spells bad weather for the UK
At 500 AM EDT, the center of Hurricane Gert was located near latitude 36.0 North, longitude 68.4 West. Officials give it a 60 percent chance of forming into a cyclone in the next 48 hours.
Will Cena hinder Jinder on the road to SummerSlam?
And for just the second time in WWE history, the man who cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase lost the match. The announcers call Xavier and Kofi the speed line up and the two New Day members keep the Usos off balance.
China bans coal, iron, lead, seafood imports from N. Korea
The first source said authorities began the halt about two weeks ago and the second trader said it was enforced about 20 days ago. An administration official contended that the possible investigation was unrelated to the showdown with North Korea.