Top brass resigns
PARIS: France’s top military chief resigned yesterday after a war of words with new President Emmanuel Macron over budget cuts. The row between Mr Macron and General Pierre de Villiers erupted last week. Mr De Villiers said he had no choice but to stand down. BANGKOK: A Thai army general was one of dozens convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants. Lt Gen Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offences involving trafficking and taking bribes in the case involving migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison.