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Wissanu admits Thammanat’s educational background was not vetted

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm admitted today (Monday) that the authority concerned had not vetted the educational background of...

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General News

Future Forward spokeswoman’s remarks about charter draw flak

Future Forward party spokeswoman Ms. Pannika “Chor” Wanich’s remarks about the entire Constitution has drawn flak from, among others,...

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FTI hopes for further cut in policy interest rate to tame strong Baht

The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) is hoping that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of Thailand will...

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Future of energy: What Thailand can learn from Finland, Denmark

Besides being among the world’s happiest nations, Finland and Denmark have another thing in common: They are both equally...

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House rejects call for an ad hoc panel to study impacts of EEC projects

Thailand’s House of Representatives today (Friday) rejected an attempt by both government and opposition MPs to set up an...

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HK leader says escalation of violence will not solve social issues

HONG KONG (Reuters) – An escalation of violence cannot solve social issues in Hong Kong, the leader of the...

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Angkhana receives Magsaysay Award in Manila

Angkhana Neelapaijit, a leading human right activist, on Monday received the 2019 Magsaysay Award in a ceremony held in...

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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled

Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre (NECTEC) and National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) have unveiled Thailand’s...

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Future Forward party leader told to stop his divisive rhetoric

The Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been told by the deputy spokesman of Palang Pracharat, the core...

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Queen Mother in hospital for examination

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit the Queen Mother has been admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital for follow-up examinations. According to the...

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HK leader Carrie Lam insists she will stay on

HONG KONG (AFP) — Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam insists she wants to stay on as leader, after...

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DSI to announce breakthrough in investigation of Karen activist Billy’s disappearance

The Department of Special Investigation is due to hold a news conference today (Tuesday) to announce the recent discovery...

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HK leader admits ability to resolve crisis now ‘very limited’, ready to quit

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Embattled Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has caused “unforgivable havoc” by igniting the...

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Finance to propose retaining 7 percent VAT up to another 2 years

Thailand’s Finance Ministry will propose to the cabinet that the current 7% value-added tax rate be retained for a...

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Hong Kong students boycott classes after weekend of violence

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of Hong Kong university and school students swapped classes for democracy demonstrations on Monday,...

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HK protesters disrupt MTR services, school students boycott classes

HONG KONG (Agencies) – Anti-government protesters in Hong Kong turned up at several MTR stations during morning rush on...

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The kite maker of Bue Ting community

Kite is one of the Thai folk play which is still popular in part of southern Thailand. Let’s explore...

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Baby dwarf sperm whale rescued on August 4 dies

A baby dwarf sperm whale, which was rescued after it was found washed ashore on a beach in Thailand’s...

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Nine smaller parties vow to stick with the government

Nine smaller parties in the government coalition, which earlier threatened to break away to form an independent opposition bloc,...

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Golfer Tiger Woods is on holiday in Thailand

After playing in the US Open at Pebble Beach at the weekend, Twitter account @smarttimp shows a relaxed Tiger...

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Asean Summit 2019

34th ASEAN Summit

34th ASEAN Summit 21st – 23rd June 2019   History     The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or...

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News World

Massive demonstration chokes Hong Kong as extradition anger boils

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in central Hong Kong Sunday against a reviled extradition law, the latest huge...

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News Politics

Thanathorn accused of protecting fishermen who flout IUU regulations

Future Forward party leader, Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, has been criticized for lacking an understanding of the IUU (illegal, unreported, unregulated) ...

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One tonne of Ice seized at container yard in Si Racha district

Police and narcotic suppression officials seized about one tonne of crystal methamphetamine, or Ice, worth an estimated two billion...

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Poll – Majority want new government to prioritize bread and butter problems

More than 80% of people sampled have identified the addressing of “bread and butter” problems as the first priority...

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Thailand elected to the ECOSOC for 2020-2022 after 12 year absence

In a media statement, released on Friday (June 14th), Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the country is...

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Election Day News Politics

PM to be invited to join Palang Pracharat party

The Palang Pracharat party will invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join the party, initially, as a party member...

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Many new MPs keep fingers crossed for past activities

Dozens of the newly-elected MPs must be keeping their fingers crossed, with many fearing that their political future could...

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Wissanu expects new cabinet to start work after 34th ASEAN Summit

The new cabinet is expected to start functioning after the 34th ASEAN Summit, scheduled to take place in Bangkok...

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Gen Prayut taking charge

After General Prayut Chan-o-cha was formally appointed prime minister yesterday, the spotlight is now on the shape of his...

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Uneasy calm in Hong Kong after day of violence over extradition bill

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities were shutting government offices in the city’s financial district for the rest...

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Wissanu reveals all about the senatorial selection committee

Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has finally disclosed the identities of the nine members of the senatorial selection committee,...

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General News

Academic suggests prostitution laws need change to be in line with reality

Law lecturer Akawat Laowonsiri said on Wednesday (June 12) at a seminar entitled “Review of the prevention and suppression...

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Business News

Australian mining firm hopeful new industry minister can help settle conflict

Australian-based mining company, Kingsgate Consolidate Limited, is hoping that it will be able to hold talks with Thailand’s new...

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Hong Kong police use tear gas as protesters try to storm parliament

Violent clashes broke out in Hong Kong on Wednesday as police tried to stop protesters storming the city’s parliament,...

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Food and Travel

Phuket’s Oldest Tea Snack ‘Pang Pia’

By Ohhappybear It is now not a secret that Phuket folks love their foods. They say with pride that...

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News Video

Pannikar: From news presenter to lightning rod

Besides Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, no other political new-comer has made more headlines than Pannikar...

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Why Democrats are having the best of both worlds

It was only weeks ago that the Democrat Party was struggling to survive one of its biggest crises. The...

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General News

Majority surveyed doubt Future Forward’s claim of bribe offer – Nida Poll

More than half of the respondents to a Nida Poll, undertaken by the National Institute of Development Administration, do...

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General News

SSO offers more retirement savings options for the self-employed

Social Security Office (SSO)  secretary-general Ananchai Uthaipattanacheep said on June 11th that the self-employed will have two options when...

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Election Day News Politics

Government formation almost complete with no review of cabinet seats

The formation of the new government is expected to be completed soon, without a review of the cabinet seats...

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Charter court rejects challenge to legitimacy of the senator selection panel

Thailand’s Constitutional Court has rejected the ombudsmen’s petition asking the court to rule on the legitimacy of the National...

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General News

Nimmanhaemin Rd. chosen as pilot to transform Chiang Mai into a smart city

Nimmanhaemin Road in Chiang Mai has been chosen as the location for the pilot project in the transformation of...

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65 Rohingya people found on shore at Koh Rawi, Satun

Tarutao National Park Chief, Kanchanapan Kamhaeng, reports that 65 Rohingya were found today (June 11th) on Koh Rawi in...

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Highlights of the week

Thai politics getting faster and more furious

There used to be an assumption that the Thai political crisis would significantly abate if Abhisit Vejjajiva and Thaksin...

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Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha formally appointed as prime minister

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha received the royal command formally appointing him as prime minister on 11th June 2019

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Prayut vows to make Thais happy

“I will promote a peaceful environment for a unified society based on love, unity and compassion so that Thai...

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Election Day News Politics

Prayut vows to keep Thais happy, unified and prosperous

In his speech, responding to His Majesty the King’s royal command formally appointing him as prime minister at the...

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PM received the King’s Royal Command at Government House

Thailand’s Prime Minister elect, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, received the Royal Command from His Majesty the King, formally appointing him...

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General News

Premchai given one-year prison term on bribery charge

Construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta was this morning (Tuesday) sentenced to one-year in prison, without suspension, after he was found...

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Business News

Uncertainty over new government stability dampens economic outlook, says SCB’s EIC

Although investors have somewhat eased their worries about the local politics, the question over stability of the new government...

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News World

Hong Kong pushes bill allowing extraditions to China despite biggest protest since handover

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam vowed on Monday to push ahead with amendments to laws...

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Sontirat says policies more important than cabinet seat allocations 

The Palang Pracharat party will hold talks with its coalition partners on government formation, but will attach more importance...

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Police to probe Future Forward spokeswoman’s controversial pictorial post

Police are to look into the Facebook and Instagram pages of Future Forward spokeswoman Pannika “Chor” Wanich to find...

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Fishermen warn of mass protest if sea fishing banned off Nakhon Si Thammarat province

Local fishermen in Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat warned today of mass protests against the provincial governor...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the Week

“These ministries are not being traded, but the choice of a suitable minister must be such that there cannot...

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Embattled Future Forward spokeswoman gets overwhelming online support

The #Savepannika hashtag has topped Thailand’s Twitter chart today as online supporters of Future Forward party spokeswoman and party-list...

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Quotes of the week

Quotes of the Week

“Ministries are meant for people to get to work, not for being traded. Period” and “Transport, Public Health, Tourism...

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General News

Dengue situation in Thailand’s Northeast likely to worsen this year

Dengue fever in Thailand’s northeastern region is likely to become more serious this year, particularly in Nakhon Ratchasima province...

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Evacuation plan for downtown Ratchaburi during disposal of WWII bombs

People living in the “danger zone”, soon to be declared in Thailand’s central province of Ratchaburi, will be evacuated...

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Chula’s royally-planted 57-year-old Chamchuri tree felled in Friday’s storms

On Chulalongkorn University’s Facebook page on Saturday (June 8th) it was announced that a rain tree or “Chamchuri”, a...

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Business News

Why Thailand is not labeled a currency manipulator by the US? 

In spite of earlier fears, Thailand has not been added to the US Department of Treasury’s watchlist because Thailand...

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Food and Travel

Nursing Sea Turtles in Phang-Nga

By Ohhappybear At the Thai Royal Navy Sea Turtle Conservation Centre in the southern province of Phang-Nga, for a...

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News Sport World

History man Nadal sweeps to ‘incredible’ 12th French Open and 18th Grand Slam title  

Rafael Nadal swept to an historic 12th Roland Garros title and 18th Grand Slam crown on Sunday with a...

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News Politics

Democrat MP warns Palang Pracharat to keep its promise… or else

Democrat MP for Thailand’s southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thepthai Senpong, advised the Palang Pracharat party on Sunday...

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News World

‘Million march’: Huge Hong Kong protest against China extradition law

Hong Kong witnessed the largest protest since its 1997 handover to China on Sunday as huge crowds massed against...

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News Politics

Palang Pracharat hits back at Bhumjaithai’s Anutin in online war of words

A war of words has erupted on social media between the Palang Pracharat party and its potential coalition partner,...

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General News

Nida and Suan Dusit polls give conflicting results on the government’s life span

A Dusit poll indicates that 73.65% those surveyed believe that a Palang Pracharat-led coalition government will last no more...

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Prepare for stormy weather across Thailand, warn weathermen

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) forecast on Sunday (June 9th) that skies over Bangkok and its suburbs will be...

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‘Incredible’ dream: Nadal faces Thiem for 12th Roland Garros title

Rafael Nadal admits the prospect of winning a 12th Roland Garros title and 18th major on Sunday would have...

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Asean News

Philippines slams ‘unpardonable intrusions’ by U.N. rights experts

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine government attacked United Nations human rights experts on Saturday for “unpardonable intrusions”, after a...

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Bhumjaithai rejects Palang Pracharat’s demand for return of Transport Ministry

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul maintains that his party will not relinquish the ministerial portfolios for transport, public health...

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Thanathorn confirms his party’s goal remains to change Thailand for the better

The Future Forward party aims to transform Thailand into a more livable society, where its people are not divided...

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Thanathorn insists he was robbed of premiership by the Senate’s influence

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit restated his belief today that the Pheu Thai-led coalition parties were robbed of...

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General

Bangkok hit with 100-160mm of rainfall, causing widespread flooding

Heavy rain doused Bangkok yesterday afternoon, pouring an average of 100mm of rainwater on the capital for more than...

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Rescued baby dugong “Marium” misses mom, says veterinarian

“Marium”, a six-month-old baby dugong, a species of the same order as the manatee, was accidentally separated from and...

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News World

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it...

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Asean News

Cambodia’s Hun Sen says Singapore supported genocide

PHNOM PENH/HANOI (Reuters) – Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has accused Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of supporting...

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Palang Pracharat leader insists talks on cabinet seat sharing are not over yet

While the Democrats have repeatedly insisted that the issue of the sharing of cabinet seats has already been settled,...

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Gen Prayut in unchartered waters

Parliament came as no surprise. Everything had practically been stacked in his favour – from the electoral rules to...

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Heavy downpours hit Bangkok on Friday afternoon (June 7)

Bangkok city center and its suburbs were hit by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday afternoon (June 7),...

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Democrat’s slogan contest winner returns shield and cash prize in protest

The winner of the Democrat party’s 50th anniversary slogan contest in 1995 has returned the shield and 5,000 baht...

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General News

Fumigation in Ratchaburi after 14 Singaporeans contract Chikungunya fever

Health officials have conducted fumigation operations in communities, schools and hospitals in Thailand’s central province of Ratchaburi after 14...

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Heavy downpours batter Bangkok on Friday afternoon

Bangkok city center and its suburbs were hit by strong winds and heavy rain on Friday afternoon (June 7),...

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General

Health warning over use of illegal cannabis extracts

Thailand’s Office of the Narcotics Control Board and the Medical Science Department have warned against the use of illegal...

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Politics

Pompeo to visit Bangkok, commit to Southeast Asia: official

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will recommit the United States on a visit to Bangkok to...

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News World

Trump, Macron honour D-Day veterans who fought through “fires of hell”

COLLEVILLE-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) – France will never forget the sacrifice of the Allied troops who liberated it from Nazi...

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General

Internal Trade Department plans “Blue Flag” hospital chain

The Internal Trade Department is considering recruiting private hospitals, which are known for not overcharging their patients, to form...

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Politics

Palang Pracharat warned government in trouble if cabinet seat promises not kept

Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit said today he believes the Palang Pracharat party will keep its promise over cabinet...

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Thaksin gets two years in prison over 2 and 3 digit lottery project

Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was today sentenced in absentia to two years in prison, without suspension, after...

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Politics

Crack in coalition as Sam Mitr group demands key economic portfolios

With the dust is yet to settle over the election of General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister,...

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General News

Single Bhumjaithai MP abstains from voting for Prayut

Bhumjaithai party leader Anutin Charnvirakul said late Wednesday night that he got hiccups when he found out that one...

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News World

Muslims celebrate Eid, ending Ramadan holy month

KABUL (Reuters) – Muslims around the world celebrated the Eid-al-Fitr religious holiday on Tuesday, marking the end of Islam’s...

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Thanathorn: “We were robbed of victory!”

Defiant Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has announced that the pro-democracy alliance has not conceded defeat but, he...

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Thanathorn: “We were robbed of victory!”

Defiant Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has announced that the pro-democracy alliance has not conceded defeat but, he...

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Six pro-Prayut parties announce their commitment to form government

The Palang Pracharat party and its five coalition partners formally announced their commitment this afternoon to form a coalition...

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General News

Fire at Laem Chabang raises questions about the EEC

The recent fire on a container ship at Laem Chabang Port has raised concerns over the environmental impact of...

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News World

Trump’s UK visit turns to Brexit and Huawei as protests planned in London

LONDON (Reuters) – Donald Trump will plunge into Britain’s Brexit crisis on Tuesday and is likely to demand that...

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Photos of the Day

  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles greeted US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania at Buckingham Palace...

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Thirty years after Tiananmen, protesters’ goals further away than ever

BEIJING (Reuters) – Three decades after China’s bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in and around Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, increased...

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