Police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris
Highlights
  • PM says he won’t invoke special power to solve poll ballot controversy

    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha insisted today that he has nothing to do with the controversial new ballot design of the Election Commission and would not invoke his executive power to solve the problem. He said the poll ballot issue is the sole responsibility of the EC.  He was responding to...
  • Gen Prayut lifts ban on political activities, election campaign to begin

    After a long wait, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) finally lifted the ban on political activities today, paving the way for political parties to begin campaigning for the February-24 election in earnest. The ban on political activities, especially electioneering, was rescinded by an executive order issued by...
Northern and northeastern regions to stay cold until Dec 16
Bangkok ranks No 2 of world’s top most visited cities 
Agoda lists Bangkok as most-visited Asian city for tourists in Asia
Government dismisses Credit Suisse Wealth Report about Thailand’s wealth gap as unreliable
Election inspectors urged to probe fund-raising dinner planned for Dec 19 in Nonthaburi

Profiles

Star to fallen idol: The Japanese rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn

The once-revered Carlos Ghosn's life was even made into a manga comic but soon after Monday's arrest his successor at...
"He trampled on Japanese cultural norms with his flamboyant glory-hogging ways, and his massive compensation incited jealousies and invited retaliation,"

General

Bahraini footballer detained 60 days awaiting extradition to Bahrain  

The Criminal Court today ordered a former Bahraini national footballer detained for 60 days pending an extradition process after the...

Business

Top Huawei executive arrested on US request, clouding China trade truce

VANCOUVER/BEIJING (Reuters) - The daughter of Huawei’s founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada...

Highlights of the week

Prayut and Palang Pracharat: A marriage waiting to happen

Strategically speaking, there’s a huge difference between Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha being in the Palang Pracharat Party’s list of prime...
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha wants to keep everybody guessing about his political future – as if nobody knows what he has up his sleeves.

Political Pulse

“Pheu Thai and Democrats must end politics of hatred”

Monday, December 10, 2018: Former student leader Thirayuth Boonmee made a lot of comments today, and one of them called...
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