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Thai junta leader says king endorses coup

BANGKOK - Thailand's coup leader says the country's monarchy has officially endorsed him to run the country after the armed forces seized power last week.

 

Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha said he received the endorsement Monday formalizing his status as head of government at the army headquarters in Bangkok.

 

Dressed in a white military uniform, Prayuth spoke during his first press conference since Thursday's coup. (AP)