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Typhoon Nakri weakens with little impact on Thailand

Typhoon Nakri weakened to tropical storm as it made landfall in Vietnam on Sunday night and is weakening further...

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PM reminds Loy Krathong celebrants to use environment-friendly floats

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has reminded everyone celebrating the Loy Krathong festival tonight of the need to protect the...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 12 : Li Peh Island and marine debris management

The Thai government has a clear roadmap to the phasing out of single-use plastic bags and the recycling of...

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Hong Kong police shoot protester as flashmob rallies target rush hour

A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso,...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 11 : Government’s measures to deal with plastic waste

Thailand has drawn up a roadmap for tangible management of plastic waste.  Regionally, ASEAN has endorsed the Bangkok Declaration...

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Pope Francis to reunite with cousin on visit to Thailand

UDON THANI (Reuters) – In a remote Catholic school in Thailand, Sister Ana Rosa Sivori, 77, kneels in a...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 10 : Food tainted with micro plastic

Plastic waste dumped into the sea is posing an increasingly serious threat to marine life, with more and more...

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Berlin: A French artist creates a fresco for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall

Saype, a French artist has created a fresco of two hands intertwined with biodegradable paints ahead of the 30th...

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Travellers to Vietnam and India warned of tropical storm and severe cyclone

Tropical storm Nakri, packed with wind speeds of up to 95kph, is rapidly approaching Vietnam and is forecast to...

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Cambodia opposition founder says he was blocked from boarding plane home from Paris

PARIS/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Cambodia’s self-exiled opposition party founder Sam Rainsy, who has vowed to return to his home...

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PPRP to vie for chair of House panel studying charter changes

Core members of the Palang Pracharat party have nominated Mr. Suchart Tancharoen, deputy House speaker and party member, to...

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Village guard system in Deep South to be revamped after Tuesday’s attack

The current village guard system, in the restive Deep South of Thailand, will be completely overhauled or replaced by...

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Highlights of the week

Opposition seeks to ruin govt’s New Year party

A “shock and awe” campaign has been promised, but the apparently-imminent upcoming censure debate can make or break the...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 8 : The utter indifference to the waste problem

Malaysia is ranked as the world’s 8th largest dumper of garbage into the sea.  Several academics have blamed the...

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Huge manhunt launched for two drug suspects who escaped from Pattaya court

About 200 local and border patrol police are hunting for two fugitives and their helpers who are believed to...

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15 defence volunteers killed in raid on Yala outpost

Fifteen village defence volunteers were killed and two others seriously injured in a surprise raid on their makeshift outpost,...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 3

Episode 3 of the ASEAN Waste Crisis documentary focuses on joint efforts by Indonesia’s private sector and religious organizations...

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Three ex-UDD core members sentenced to 4 years for ASEAN Summit 2009 protest

Three former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, also known as the red-shirt movement, were...

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Hong Kong counts down to Halloween protest fright night

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police tightened security and braced for potential evening clashes on Thursday between masked...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 2

A new documentary, ‘ASEAN Waste Crisis’, looks at the catastrophic plastic waste problem facing ASEAN countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia,...

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Thai Civilized party leader apologizes for explosive precursor incident

Thai Civilized party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanont today apologized for his negligence in bringing explosive precursors into the parliament building...

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Chile cancels climate, trade summits amid protest chaos

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so...

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Thai exports brace for more challenges despite limited impact from GSP cut

Although the immediate impact from the US decision to suspend the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) on Thai exports...

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ASEAN Waste Crisis Episode 1

Thailand, Chair of ASEAN in 2019, successfully gained the agreement of all 10 member states for “The Bangkok Declaration...

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U.S. set to disappoint Asia with downgraded delegation for Bangkok summits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has downgraded its participation in back-to-back Asia-Pacific summits in Bangkok next week, a...

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PM to assume sole responsibility for Chatree gold mine issue

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha told the cabinet on Tuesday that he will take sole responsibility for the decision he...

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Tropical storm Matmo to bring heavy rain to most provinces throughout this week

The Meteorological Department today issued a warning to people in lower Northeast, lower Central, the eastern region and upper...

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Britain set for December 12 election to break the Brexit deadlock

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will hold its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Vietnam emerges as a beneficiary of the US trade war with China

The prolonged trade war between the US and China has prompted a number of companies to move out of...

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EU agrees Brexit delay as British parliament blocks December election

The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday, as Prime Minister Boris...

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Thais in Barcelona warned to stay away from protest areas

The Thai Embassy in Madrid, Spain, has warned Thai people living in or travelling to Barcelona to avoid protest...

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Thais visiting Hong Kong advised to avoid protest sites for next 5 days

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong is strongly advising Thai people travelling to the territory to avoid protest...

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Thai exports will suffer from GSP cut decision by US President Trump

Thai export sector suffers another blow after the US President Donald Trump on Friday announced to suspend USD1.3 billion...

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CP led consortium to sign contract for high-speed train airport project

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will, this afternoon, preside over the signing of a public-private-partnership (PPP) contract between the State...

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Phase 2 ‘Chim-Shop-Chai’ scheme attracts brisk response

Phase 2 of the Government’s “Chim-Shop-Chai” (Eat, Shop, Spend) scheme attracted a massive response when it was launched this...

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Wife of South Korea’s former justice minister arrested in corruption scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean authorities arrested the wife of a former justice minister on Thursday who was at...

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Five tips for online business to succeed

Nowadays, e-commerce presents a tremendous opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs as they don’t have to invest a lot of money...

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Padermchai of Chart Thai Pattana wins Nakhon Pathom by-election

Veteran politician Padermchai Sasomsap, of the Chart Thai Pattana party, won the by-election in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency 5 on...

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Anocha’s Abduction – Why We Should Care

Anocha Panjoy was kidnapped by North Korean secret agents 41 years ago. Why should Thai society, especially those who...

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Charter court opens inquiry into Thanathorn’s alleged media ownership

The Constitutional Court today (Friday) opened its inquiry into Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media shareholding case. Thanathorn...

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Thai MPs told not to discard garbage in the parliament chamber

Members of parliament have been reminded of the dignity and status of the parliament chamber, and the need to...

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Quotes of the week

House Speaker – Chuan Leekpai –

“It’s about time that politicians stopped quarreling in the House. The House of representatives has the obligation to set...

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House Speaker – Chuan Leekpai –

“If MPs cannot even stick to simple House rules, how can people expect them to take on larger responsibility?”...

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Pheu Thai MPs warned of election blacklisting if they support Government

Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng warned this morning, ahead of the debate on the budget bill, that any Pheu...

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Coffee and quacks served up at Chengdu duck café

Crowds in a Chinese eatery ignore their drinks to gather adoringly around four fluffy white ducks, phones poised ready...

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Food and Travel World

Tai Yai Delicacies in Mae Hong Son

Tai Yai or Shan people are a predominant ethnic group in Mae Hong Son province north of Thailand. That...

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Japan typhoon death toll climbs to 74, rescuers search for missing people

DATE, Japan (Reuters) – Rescue workers in Japan searched for the missing on Wednesday as the death toll from...

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U.S. House takes hard line on China over Hong Kong, Huawei

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed four pieces of legislation taking a hard line...

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Hong Kong’s leader Lam’s policy address to focus on land and housing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s embattled leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday that her annual policy address this...

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PM not committed to controlling use of three controversial herbicides

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is currently non-committal about the banning or restriction of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, saying that...

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Region 9 chief judge refutes accusation of interference

The Region 9 chief judge, who was accused of interfering in a murder trial over which Yala provincial court...

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National divide and deep-South volatility threaten to converge

The seeds of Thailand’s two biggest troubles — the political divide and insurgency in the deep South — were...

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Charter court asked to disqualify six opposition leaders

Fifty-one MPs of the Palang Pracharat party have submitted a motion, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, to the Constitutional...

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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist appeals against sentence as more protests loom

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist jailed for six years for rioting in 2016 appeared in...

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Princess Chulabhorn is recovering very satisfactorily

Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn’s condition is improving satisfactorily without complications following medical treatment and she can now perform...

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A homeless singer in the Los Angeles subway

A viral clip on Twitter posted by the Los Angeles Police Department has racked up more than 300,000 views....

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Biryani in Bangkok

          Biryani has always been a long staple in Bangkok. Used to be called “Khao...

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Kasetsart U lecturer in hot water for proposing change to Section 1 of the Constitution

A political activist has called on Kasetsart University to take disciplinary action against a lecturer, for proposing the amendment...

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Assessing Thailand’s flood risk

Though flooding in the northeastern parts of Thailand has gradually receded,   experts are still concerned that many areas in...

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Air quality in Bangkok returns to normal

Bangkok and surrounding provinces have been blanketed by PM2.5 particles exceeding safe level for more than a week. The...

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Hong Kong protesters rampage as police call for curfew

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong demonstrators clashed with police into the early hours of Thursday, throwing petrol bombs...

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Global problems, housing and land shortages : Is there a solution?

Bangkok, like other major cities around the world, is getting bigger, in terms of population. Bangkok has the highest...

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International News

Police shoot Hong Kong protester as China celebrates 70th birthday

(AFP) Hong Kong police shot a pro-democracy protestor in the chest on Tuesday as violent clashes erupted across the...

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China flexes military muscle to mark 70 years of Communist rule

BEIJING (Reuters) – China celebrated its growing power and confidence with a big display of military hardware and goose-stepping...

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International News

Security ramped up as Hong Kong braces for China anniversary clashes

(AFP) Police fanned out across Hong Kong on Tuesday in a bid to deter pro-democracy protests as the city...

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China marks 70th anniversary with military parade

Chinese President Xi Jinping begins a review of troops from a car during a military parade at Tiananmen Square...

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Director promises dank thrills in Tham Luang rescue saga

(AP) — Their story gripped the world: determined divers racing against time and water to rescue 12 boys and...

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The US-China trade war leads to an increase of FDIs in Thailand

The escalation of the US-China trade war has prompted Chinese and Hong Kong investors to move to Thailand.  In...

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International News

PM Johnson vows to stay put to hit Oct. 31 Brexit deadline

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Boris Johnson said on Sunday he would not quit as Britain’s prime minister even if...

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Spending on Vegetarian festival in Bangkok is up 2.4% from last year

Bangkokians are expected to spend around Bt4.76 billion during the annual vegetarian festival this year. Although the figure is...

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Hong Kong police fire pepper spray as protesters turn violent

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police used pepper spray on Saturday to try to disperse anti-government protesters who...

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Business Highlight News

Low-income workers will be hard hit by a drop of exports

The falling Thai exports will hurt low-income workers the most as manufacturers are expected to hire less and cut...

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Thais warned to avoid protest sites in Indonesia

The Thai Embassy in Jakarta has warned Thai people travelling in the Indonesian capital and other cities to avoid...

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Ex-Bangkok Governor Phichit acquitted of malfeasance by Supreme Court

Former Bangkok Governor Dr. Phichit Rattakul has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of malfeasance in office in connection...

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PM says Thailand aiming to become a high income country in 17 years

Thailand is aiming to become a country with high average income in the next 17 years, Prime Minister Prayut...

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Khashoggi murder ‘happened under my watch,’ Saudi crown prince tells PBS

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said he bears responsibility for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last...

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg wins ‘alternative Nobel Prize’

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg was named on Wednesday as one of four winners of...

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Food and Travel

Onsen Eggs of Phang-Nga

The hot spring trails of Phang-Nga in the south of Thailand provide perfect setting of a real, immersive relaxation....

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Thai PBS forges cooperation with Timor-Leste’s Press Council

In 1998, a contingent of The Royal Thai Army joined the multi-national peacekeeping force set up by the United...

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PM Prayut reaffirms ASEAN’s active role in tackling climate change

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday said the 10 countries of ASEAN are committed to working with the international...

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Malaysia, Indonesia shut thousands of schools over forest fires haze

(AFP) Thousands of schools were shuttered across Malaysia and IndonesiaThursday, affecting at least 1.7 million pupils, officials said, as toxic hazefrom rampant forest fires sent air quality plummeting. Nearly...

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Poll – Most commuters dissatisfied with passenger vans and taxis

Most commuters have complained about the poor service provided by passenger vans, citing rudeness, reckless driving and the poor...

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Chiang Mai: The Capital of Digital Nomads

Find out what so fascinating about Chiang Mai, which makes it became the best digital nomad destinations? And what...

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Advice from digital nomads in Chiang Mai to the newcomers

In today’s world the tremendous advances in digital technologies have allowed people to work from anywhere in the world;...

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The Expat : Michael Yon

See Thailand through the eyes of Michael Yon, an American writer and former Special Forces soldier, who specializes in...

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The Expat : Chef Ryuki Kawasaki

Ryuki Kawasaki, a Michelin Star chef, is globetrotting to enhance his expertise in modern French cuisine, from Japan, to...

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Thammanat, new lightning rod and hot potato

Being a complete political outcast is difficult, especially in Thailand, where one man’s villain is easily another man’s hero....

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Chuan confirms Opposition debate will proceed despite charter court’s rejection of oath issue petition

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai made clear this morning (Thursday) that the Opposition’s debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s incomplete...

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IUCN officials conduct biodiversity survey of Khao Phanoen Thung in Phetchaburi province

Officials from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), accompanied by Thai government representatives, are due to...

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International News Politics

UK’s worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting...

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Waipote stripped of MP status, faces arrest to serve time in prison

Palang Pracharat MP for Kamphaeng Phet province Pol Lt-Gen Waipote Arpornrat has lost his Member of Parliament (MP) status...

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange unveils shock £32bn bid for London rival

(AFP) The Hong Kong Stock Exchange has bid almost £32 billion for its London rival in a shock move...

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By-election in Nakhon Pathom expected on October 20 after a Future Forward MP resigns

The Office of the Election Commission is expected to hold a by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom province...

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HK leader says China ‘respects and supports’ withdrawal of extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Thursday that China “understands, respects and supports” her...

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Ex-park chief Chaiwat says “Charge me alone”

Former chief of Kaeng Krachan national park, Mr. Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, said today (Thursday) that he is ready to face...

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Bangkok tops Paris, London as world’s most-visited city: MasterCard

(Reuters) – Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world’s most popular city to visit, according...

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Parliament urged to ratify UN Convention against enforced disappearance

A former national human rights commissioner has urged the Thai parliament to ratify the United Nations’ Convention against Enforced...

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US, China to resume trade talks in Washington in October

(AFP) US and Chinese trade negotiators will resume talks in Washington in early October, Beijing said Thursday, after new...

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HK leader Carrie Lam withdraws controversial extradition bill

HONG KONG (Agencies) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Wednesday she will formally withdraw the contentious...

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