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Tear gas, Molotovs and brawls mark 99th day of Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AFP) – Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannon at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs on Sunday, tipping the violence-plagued city back…

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Smoke billows from an Aramco oil facility in Abqaiq about 60km (37 miles) southwest of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province on September 14, 2019. – Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early today, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Huthi rebels claimed the drone attacks, according to the group’s Al-Masirah television. (Photo by – / AFP)

Iran rejects U.S. claim it was behind Saudi oil strikes, says ready for war

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran dismissed accusations by the United States that it was behind attacks on Saudi oil plants that risk disrupting global energy supplies and warned on Sunday that…

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Pope Francis to visit Thailand November 20-23

His Holiness Pope Francis will visit Thailand from November 20th to 23rd at the invitation of the Thai government and the Catholic Church in Thailand before heading to Japan, Archbishop…

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Thammanat considers 100 defamation lawsuits against his accusers

Embattled Deputy Agriculture Minister Thammanat Prompao is threatening to file about 100 defamation lawsuits against individuals and organizations who dug up his criminal past, concerning a drug case in Australia,…

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12 former UDD leaders imprisoned for 4 years by Supreme Court for disrupting the 2009 ASEAN Summit in Pattaya

The Supreme Court today upheld the four-year prison terms imposed on 12 former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) for their role in leading red-shirt…

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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 Manila. Angkhana, 63, was lauded for “championing justice, case after painful…

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DPM Somkid admits he no longer controls national economic affairs

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said today that he is no longer directly in charge of Thailand’s national economic affairs, but merely oversees four related ministries. He gave his assurance,…

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Ten technologies to watch this year

Ten technologies to watch are the subjects of presentations being held today (Thursday) and tomorrow as part of the Thailand Tech Show 2019, at the Convention Hall of the Centara…

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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 to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after…

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DSI to wrap up Billy’s murder case in three months

The Department of Special Investigation is expected to take another three months to conclude the investigation into the murder of Karen human rights defender Polajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, DSI director-general Pol…

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Ex-media mogul Sondhi released from prison after 37 months behind bars

Former media tycoon, and ex-boss of the Manager media group Sondhi Limthongkul was today released from prison after spending three years and one month behind bars after being convicted on…

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Opposition challenges constitutionality of executive decree on family development

The seven-party opposition has submitted a formal letter to the Constitutional Court, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, asking it to rule on the constitutionality of the government’s executive decree amending…

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National park chief says officials implicated in Billy’s murder won’t be protected

Chief of the National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department has given an assurance that he will not protect any of his officials if they are implicated in the kidnapping…

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Prayut to attend debate on oath-taking controversy on Sept 18

The government has agreed to hear the debate proposed by the opposition on the oath-taking controversy that has hounded Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha for over six weeks on September 18,…

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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 an audio recording emerged of her saying she would quit if…

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Tropical storm Kajiki to miss Thailand, but rain will be heavy, especially in NE

Thailand will be spared a direct hit by Kajiki, the depression which has been moving west across the South China Sea toward Vietnam, but its impacts will be felt with…

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US-Thai diplomatic relations return to normal

The US government downgraded its diplomatic relations with Thailand following the coup in 2014 , which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  Bilateral relations have, however, steadily been…

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Japan wins the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship

In an energetic, almost two hour final against Thailand today (Sunday), Japan won the 20th Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship, hosted by South Korea since August 18th. Japan opened the match…

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Lending guidelines planned to reduce Thailand’s household debt

Thailand’s commercial banks have recently agreed, in principle, with the Bank of Thailand to set lending guidelines by limiting a borrower’s debt-to-service ratio (DSR) to 70%, for those earning up…

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. and Chinese flags are seen in front of a U.S. dollar banknote featuring American founding father Benjamin Franklin and a China’s yuan banknote featuring late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in this illustration picture taken May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Illustration/File Photo

China warns U.S. to stop ‘wrong’ trade actions or face consequences

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences…

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Ombudsman to rule on the matter of PM’s incomplete oath next Tuesday

The Ombudsman is expected to rule next Tuesday on whether Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha breached the Constitution by failing to recite the oath in full during the swearing-in ceremony in…

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‘Tailor made’ welfare system may replace ‘one size fits all’

Thailand’s Finance Ministry is considering an overhaul of the current ‘one size fits all’ state welfare system, replacing it with a more tailor made version which is more efficient in…

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Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies

Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest…

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LGBT campaign loses fight in parliament for House panel on gender diversity

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted down a motion from a Future Forward MP to set up an additional House panel on gender diversity. The House voted 365 to…

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13 rescued Great Danes now under royal care of His Majesty the King

His Majesty the King sent a royal aide to collect 13 rescued Great Dane dogs from the Department of Livestock Development (DLD) and deliver them for further treatment to Kasetsart…

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Rice Committee endorses rice price guarantee scheme

Thailand’s Rice Policy and Management Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, has approved a rice price guarantee scheme for five types of rice and a parallel measure to help…

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Welfare card holders flock to ATMs for their 500-baht cash handouts

Many state-run Krung Thai Bank ATMs in Thailand’s northeastern provinces ran out of 500-baht and 100-baht banknotes after Pracharat welfare card holders flocked to withdraw the first 500-baht cash handout…

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(Photo) Protesters call people to join further rallies against the government at Kowloon Tong subway station in Hong Kong, China, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang

Hong Kong protests spread to subway as bank warns of economic fallout

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A major bank warned on Wednesday that weeks of protests in Hong Kong could hit the economies of the Chinese-ruled city and mainland China itself as…

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(Photo) Tender, loving care: Mariam being cared for at the Phuket Marine Biological Centre on Libong island, Trang province/AFP

Environment Ministry aims to increase dugong numbers by 50% in 10 years

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment aims to increase the population of dugong in Thailand’s waters by 50%, from approximately 250, in the next ten years, said Mr. Pinsak…

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Baby dugong Mariam is dead

Mariam, the orphaned baby dugong and darling of many netizens in Thailand for her much-publicized four month struggle to survive under the care of veterinarians, died of shock shortly after…

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PM assures the public that stimulus budget will be spent effectively

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given assurance that his government is not overspending by disbursing 310 billion baht as part of an economic stimulus package and that the money will…

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Air quality in southernmost part of Thailand improving

Air quality in nine southern provinces has improved, with the amount of PM2.5 fine dust particles dropping to between 7-31 micrograms/cubic metre, according to Thailand’s Department of Pollution Control. In…

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HM Queen Sirikit, The Queen Mother, makes merit on her 87th birthday anniversary

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, at a private merit making ceremony in Chitralada Palace to celebrate her 87th birthday anniversary today (August 12th) She was accompanied by His…

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Thais borrow early and get trapped in a cycle of debt

Thais, nowadays, are indebted from an early age, and the level of their debt is maintained even as they approach retirement. A study by the Bank of Thailand reports that…

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PM leads merit making ceremony to mark Queen Mother’s birthday

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his wife led cabinet ministers and their spouses, Privy Councilors, MPs, Senators, senior government officials, high-ranking military and police officers and members of the public…

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(Photo) Rescue workers search for bodies of victims under the debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 11, 2019/ Reuters (Ann Wang)

Myanmar troops help flood rescue after landslide kills 51

MAWLAMYINE, Myanmar (AFP) – Myanmar troops deployed to flood-hit parts of the country on Sunday to help with relief efforts after rising waters left thousands stranded and the death toll…

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(Photo) PM Prayut Chan-o-cha at opening ceremony of a trial run of BTS Green Line, August 11th, 2019

PM urges public to help ease northeasterners’ drought hardships

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is urging members of the public to help ease the suffering of people living in Thailand’s northeast caused by the ongoing drought. He asked that the…

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Police units deployed to disaster zones in Satun to help victims

Mobile police units with rescue equipment have been rushed to disaster zones in the southern province of Satun after it was struck by torrential rain and storms on Saturday. Initial…

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(Photo) The Perseid meteor shower on August 13, 2016/The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand/captured by Matipol Tangmatitham

‘Mother’s Day Meteor Shower’ to show on August 12th

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand is inviting Thai people to watch the Perseid meteor shower during the night of Mother’s Day (August 12th). Mr. Suparuek Karuhanont, chief of…

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(Photo) Rescue workers search for bodies under debris and mud after a landslide in Mottama, Mon state, Myanmar, August 10, 2019/Reuters (Ann Wang)

‘Everything is gone’: Dozens dead, missing after Myanmar landslide

THAPHYU KONE VILLAGE, Myanmar (Reuters) – Rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble of homes in a village in Myanmar on Saturday where a landslide a day earlier killed at…

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Japan ex-empress diagnosed with breast cancer: palace

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan’s former empress Michiko has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and will soon undergo surgery, the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) said on Friday. Michiko’s husband Akihito…

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Government gets first taste of defeat in lower House

The government suffered its first defeat in the lower House today over a parliamentary regulation that would specify the House speaker’s impartiality in the performance of his or her duty….

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ASEAN commemorates 52nd anniversary by inaugurating new secretariat building

JAKARTA, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) inaugurated here on Thursday its new secretariat building as it commemorates its 52nd anniversary. Inauguration of the new…

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(Photo) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha/Government House

PM offers an apology to his cabinet for his oath-taking blunder

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today apologized to his cabinet colleagues for his “unintentional” omission of some wording in the oath, which his entire cabinet swore in ceremony before His Majesty…

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Thailand wins two golds in Tashkent 2019 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships

Waranya Talatngoen and Natkamon Wassana of Thailand two of the 5 gold medals available in the first day of competition in the Tashkent 2019 World Taekwondo Cadet Championships, being held…

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(Photo) PM during inspection trip in Yala province/Government House website

PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but…

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(Photo) Deserted streets in Srinagar, Kashmir/AFP

Thais warned to avoid travelling to Azad Kashmir

The Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad issued a statement, posted on its Facebook page at around 2am on Wednesday, advising Thai people to avoid travelling to the city of Azad…

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(Photo) Yang Guang, spokesman for mainland China’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office warned the strength of the central government shouldn’t be underestimated/AFP

China warns Hong Kong protesters against playing with ‘fire’

China warned Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters Tuesday that “those who play with fire will perish by it”, a day after the most widespread unrest of the two-month crisis. In its…

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PM admits error in oath recital and is trying to resolve the problem

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted, for the first time, that he did not recite the oath of office in full, as alleged by the Opposition, and is now trying…

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Queen Mother’s health improves

The Bureau of the Royal Household released a statement today (Tuesday), saying that Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, is recovering well after she was admitted to Chulalongkorn Hospital…

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Abundant rainfall forecast for most parts of Thailand from today until Monday

Abundant rainfall, heavy to very heavy in some areas, is forecast over the next 2-3 days for most of the country due to tropical storm ‘WIPHA’. Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported…

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PM won’t tolerate violence and vows no hiding place for the perpetrators

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today that he will not tolerate explosions, even if only a handful people were injured, and he questioned the motive of the perpetrators or…

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Army chief blames same group from attacks in 2006 for today’s explosions

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong has blamed the same group of people “with an old mindset” who engineered bomb attacks in Bangkok in 2006 for being behind the multiple explosions…

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BREAKING – Four explosions in Bangkok

At around 8.10am on Friday there was an explosion in or near a white car in a parking lot in front of the Mahanakorn Building, near Chong Non Si BTS…

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(Photo) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (L) meets her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, August 1, 2019/ Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

South Korea-Japan talks falter ahead of decision on favored-trade list

BANGKOK (Reuters) – South Korea called on Thursday for Japan to allow more time for diplomacy as talks on their most serious dispute in years failed to make progress, a…

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More firefighters sent to Khuan Khreng swamp fire in Nakhon Si Thammarat

About 200 additional fire-fighters, from the Royal Forest Department and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, have been sent to fight a fire at the Khuan Khreng…

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(Photo) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo poses with his ASEAN counterparts for a family photo during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand August 1st, 2019/ REUTERS (Jonathan Ernst/Pool)

Pompeo says U.S. doesn’t ask Southeast Asians to take sides

BANGKOK (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Southeast Asian counterparts at a meeting in Bangkok on Thursday that the United States never asked Indo-Pacific nations to take…

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New parliament to open next week for first meeting of the Senate

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai and senior officials of the Office of the House of Representatives yesterday (Wednesday) inspected the new parliament building at Kiakkai intersection. The new building will be…

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(Photo) People react under heavy rain as typhoon Wipha approaches in Hong Kong on July 31, 2019/Reuters

Weatherman warns of effects from tropical storm ‘WIPHA’

The Thai Meteorological Department (TMD) issued a warning this morning about tropical storm, ‘WIPHA’, which developed from the depression over the upper South China Sea last weekend and is expected…

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Chinese FM hails major progress in effort to resolve disputes in South China Sea

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi today hailed the early completion of the first reading of the papers relating to the negotiation of a joint code of conduct in the South…

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Residents on Rama II Road troubled by 2 years of construction works

Due to construction work, required to upgrade Rama II Road (Highway 35), which began in June and are expected to be completed by 2020, local residents along the route have…

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(Photo) Police officers during clashes with anti-extradition bill protesters who surrounded a police station where detained protesters are being held in Hong Kong, China July 30, 2019/REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

New protest erupts as Hong Kong charges 44 activists with rioting

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of people surrounded a police station in Hong Kong on Tuesday chanting “free the martyrs” after 44 activists were charged with rioting following weekend clashes…

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Actor DiCaprio praises Thailand for success in increasing tiger population

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has praised Thailand for its successful effort to increase the population of wild tigers in the Huai Kha Kheng wildlife sanctuary in Thailand’s western forests. In…

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Jurin to attend RCEP in a bid to form world’s biggest trading bloc

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit is scheduled to attend a ministerial conference on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in Beijing later this week, in a…

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HM the King tells Thais to keep national interests at heart

In a speech, delivered from the Amarindra Vinicchaya Throne Hall, where he granted an audience to members of the Royal Family, the Privy Council and the Cabinet, as well as…

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Government asks for the opportunity to work before complaining

Thailand’s new government has pleaded with opposition parties and the public not to cause disturbances or protest before giving it a chance to implement the policies as outlined in parliament….

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PM asks public and parliament to have faith in his government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked the public and parliament to have faith that the government, under his leadership, will perform its duties to its best ability for the people…

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P-Move lauds Pita Limjaroenrat’s policy statement debate on Thai agricultural issues

The People’s Movement for a Just Society (P-Move) posted on its Facebook page this morning (Saturday) that the policy statement debate, delivered by Future Forward MP Pita Limjaroenrat, accurately reflects…

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The opposition demands Seripisut be allowed to continue in the debate

Seven opposition parties have agreed to demand that parliament president Chuan Leekpai reconsider his decision not to allow Seri Ruam Thai party leader Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet to continue his…

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Thais warned to avoid protest areas in Hong Kong this weekend

The Thai consular office has issued a warning to Thais in Hong Kong, and those who plan to visit Hong Kong this weekend, to exercise caution and to avoid the…

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Future Forward wants to allow exiled Thais to come home for sake of reconciliation

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul has proposed that the government allow exiled Thais living abroad to return home with guarantees that the charges against them will be treated as political…

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(Photo) Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson is welcomed in 10 Downing Street by staff after meeting Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and accepting her invitation to become Prime Minister and form a new government, in London, Britain July 24, 2019/Reuters (Stefan Rousseau)

British Prime Minister Johnson promises a bold new Brexit deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson promised in his first speech as prime minister to lead Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with “no ifs or buts” and…

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Income inequality, debt, climate change and plastic waste the main issues – BOT governor

Bank of Thailand Governor Veerathai Santiprabhob, in his speech entitled “Formulating for the Future of Corporate Governance”, delivered at the Finance and Beyond National Director Conference 2019 in Bangkok today…

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(Photo) Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha receiving Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO) on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at Government House

Prayut treading new diplomatic waters

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has returned from his European trip not buoyant. One reason is he is a man facing potentially big legal trouble, but another reason is that western countries have…

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(Photo) The dam collapse at the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydroelectric power project is believed to be the deadliest such accident in Laos history/ AFP (File)

Survivors of deadly Laos dam collapse homeless a year on: report

Thousands are languishing in displacement camps in Laos a year after a dam break unleashed floodwaters and killed dozens of people in the impoverished state, a new report on the…

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(Photo) Boris Johnson easily beat his rival in a Conservative leadership race/AFP

Boris Johnson’s magniloquent tongue reaps political gold, linguists say

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s incoming prime minister once boasted he could recite from heart the first hundred lines of Homer’s Iliad in ancient Greek. Boris Johnson has long spun political…

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Queen Mother admitted to Chulalongkorn hospital

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit, the Queen Mother, was admitted to the Chulalongkorn hospital on Sunday evening after she developed a fever and persistent cough, the Bureau of the Royal Household…

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(Photo) A pro-government mob attacked protesters in Hong Kong, leaving 45 people wounded according to hospital authorities/AFP

‘Triad’ attack on Hong Kong protesters sparks anger

An assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded sparked a firestorm of outrage in Hong Kong on Monday, in a dramatic escalation of political turmoil…

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(Photo) Khaosan Road/AFP

Khao San Road to undergo major revamp in the next seven months

Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road, the backpacker capital of the world, will undergo a major transformation in about seven months, led by City Hall, with the aim of making this…

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Government policies released, with pledge regarding charter amendments

The Office of the Secretary-General of the Cabinet has released the 66-page full text of the government’s policy statement, which includes 12 major policies and 12 emergency policies. Amending the…

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Eight Chinese dams block 40 billion cubic meters of water from Mekong River

The eight dams in China, which were built on the Mekong River, or Lancang as it is called in China, have been blamed as the chief culprit in the sharp…

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(Photo) Twitter @aikunming

Mekong River in Golden Triangle drops to lowest level in a century

Water levels in the Mekong River, as it passes through the area known as the Golden Triangle where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, have fell to the…

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NE farmers defy request not to pump irrigation water from the Chi River

Farmers in Thailand’s northeastern province of Maha Sarakham are defying requests from the provincial irrigation office, to conserve supplies for consumption, not to pump water from the Chi River. The…

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(Photo) The prime minister at the Government House

PM in hot seat as Charter Court to consider Opposition challenge to premiership

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s post-election premiership hangs in the balance after the Constitutional Court accepted for consideration a petition from the Opposition challenging his prime ministerial status. According to a…

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Korea’s SBS withdraws controversial ‘Law of the Jungle’ and removes producer

In its official statement, SBS says it has decided to withdraw an episode of “Law of the Jungle, the Lost Island” from its streaming platform and to remove its producer….

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(Photo) The blaze in the city of Kyoto appeared to have been started deliberately, police said/AFP

33 dead in suspected arson attack on Japan animation studio

A suspected arson attack at an animation production company in Japan killed 33 people and injured dozens more on Thursday, after a man reportedly doused the building with flammable liquid…

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(Photo) The haemorrhagic virus outbreak, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained in remote parts of DR Congo/AFP

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern: WHO

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the…

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(Photo) Thaksin Shinawatra FC Facebook page

Thaksin crossing into new territories

That Thaksin Shinawatra will not hold his birthday party this year could have been dismissed as immaterial, but for the fact that there are other intriguing “signals” as well. The…

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(Photo) US President Donald Trump (L) speaks as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on during a press conference following the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi on February 28, 2019/AFP

The US government looks forward to working with Prayut government

US State Department Secretary Mike Pompeo has said the United States looks forward to working with the government of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, to deepen the alliance and partnership between…

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(Photo) Akira Nishino/AFP

It’s now official – Akira Nishino appointed head coach

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) announced on its website on Wednesday (July 17th) that Mr. Akira Nishino, the former chief of Japan’s national football, has now been officially appointed…

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King urges new cabinet to work for people’s happiness and national security

His Majesty the King offered moral support to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his cabinet ministers and urged them to perform their duties for the happiness of the people and…

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Thailand and world prepare for cryptocurrency challenges

The Libra project has shaken the global financial scene since Facebook, with a group of founding members, announced the proposed cryptocurrency last month. The plan to launch a new currency…

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PM pleads for cooperation from all Thais in NCPO farewell speech

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today pleaded for cooperation from the Thai people and all state officials to protect the democratic system with the King as head of state for national…

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(Photo) Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) Facebook page

12 northeastern provinces to face water crisis

Twelve of Thailand’s northeastern provinces are at risk of drought due to lower than normal rainfall, which has resulted in the volume of water stored in the region’s reservoirs to…

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(Photo) Anti-extradition bill protesters hold shields made from cardboard as they face riot police after a march at Sha Tin District of East New Territories, Hong Kong, China July 14, 2019/ REUTERS (Tyrone Siu)

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government’s handling of an extradition bill that has…

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(Photo) Serbia’s Novak Djokovic poses with the trophy as he celebrates winning the final against Switzerland’s Roger Federer/REUTERS (Andrew Couldridge)

Djokovic beats Federer in Wimbledon epic to win fifth title

LONDON (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic again proved the toughest nut for Roger Federer to crack, repelling all the Swiss threw at him in an epic duel to win a fifth…

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Poll shows over 70 percent surveyed have confidence in PM Prayut

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s popularity rating has increased with 73.8% of the respondents to a Super Poll opinion survey admitting that they trust him and expect the government to deliver…

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Sompong Amornvivat named leader of Pheu Thai party

The Pheu Thai party today (Friday) elected Mr. Sompong Amornvivat as its new leader, replacing Pol Lt-Gen Wirote Pao-in who had resigned along with the executive committee. A party member…

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(Photo) Team Lung Tu Facebook page

It’s not how Cabinet looks; it’s how Prayut formed it

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may have taken one step closer to the brink with the Cabinet he has set up. But it’s not quite about the “faces”, which are a…

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(Photo) Twitter @_nnungchv

Pheu Thai-Future Forward ties will be tested

Political breakups normally don’t occur while the parties concerned are in the opposition bloc. There may be signs, though, and the case in point is the relationship between the Pheu…

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