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Thai youth to join worldwide climate protests tomorrow

Thai youth will tomorrow (Friday) join their brothers and sisters in more than 100 countries to launch a worldwide climate strike and protest to put pressure on their respective governments…

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Mingkwan quits as New Economics party leader

Mingkwan Saengsuwan has called it quits as leader of the New Economics party, but still retains his status as a party-list MP, claiming that he has already fulfilled his responsibilities…

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Charter Court suspends Thanathorn from performing duties as an MP

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongkit’s promising political career came to a sudden halt today when the Constitutional Court suspended his role as a member of parliament pending a final…

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PM Modi stuns opposition with ‘massive’ election win

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to a huge election victory on Thursday, on course to increase his majority and give his party the mandate to pursue…

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Interpol expects more arrests will follow as investigations continue, stemming from an operation into a site on the “dark web” that was launched two years ago/AFP

50 children saved after police bust paedophile website: Interpol

International police group Interpol said Thursday that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online…

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Thais in Indonesia advised to avoid protest sites for their safety 

Thai citizens in Indonesia have been warned by the Thai embassy in Jakarta to exercise extreme caution when travelling around Indonesia’s capital and to avoid areas where protests are being…

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Thai exports for April fall to the lowest level in 24 months

Thailand’s exports in April fell 2.57% to US$18.5 billion – the lowest since May 2017.  The fall is being blamed on the intensifying trade war between the United States and…

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Charter court decides today if it will accept Thanathorn’s share ownership case

Thailand’s Constitutional Court is today scheduled to consider whether to accept the Election Commission’s (EC) petition for the court to rule on the qualifications of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn…

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Police in Jakarta clashed with some anti-Widodo protesters

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

JAKARTA, May 22 (Reuters) – Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two…

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Senatorial candidate stripped of voting rights for ten years on bribery charge

Senatorial candidate for Nong Gee district of Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram, Mr. Banchob Namwiset, has become the first post-election politician to be stripped of his voting rights for…

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EC accepts Thanathorn’s loan case for consideration

The Election Commission’s Office has accepted a petition, submitted by political activist Srisuwan Janya, demanding an investigation to determine whether the Future Forward party leader’s loan of 110 million baht…

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Legal action being considered against private hospital for alleged overcharging

Thailand’s Commerce Ministry is pondering legal action against a private hospital for allegedly overcharging a patient who was admitted suffering with acute diarrhea. A well-informed source said that the Internal…

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Registered patients can keep medicinal cannabis for 3 months from May 21st

Patients, in registered possession of medicinal cannabis, will be allowed to keep it for three months after the amnesty deadline expired on Tuesday. Food and Drug Administration secretary-general Dr. Tharet…

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(Photo) Indonesian anti-riot police take a position to disperse the mob during an overnight-violent demonstration near by the Elections Oversight Body (Bawaslu) in Jakarta on May 22, 2019./AFP

Jakarta governor says six dead in Indonesia post-election unrest

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Six people died in civil unrest that gripped parts of Jakarta on Tuesday night after the election commission confirmed that President Joko Widodo won last month’s election,…

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North Korea U.N. Ambassador Kim Song speaks during a news conference at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., May 21, 2019./REUTERS

North Korea warns U.S. over seized ship at rare U.N. news conference

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – North Korea stepped up its campaign on Tuesday for the United States to return a seized cargo ship belonging to Pyongyang, warning Washington that it had…

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Huawei puts Honor above Android at new smartphone launch

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei put uncertainty over the future of its devices business to one side on Tuesday with the launch of new Honor smartphones, in a confident display of…

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Private US museum faces legal action for Thai artifact smuggling   

The US Homeland Security Investigation Office has appointed an attorney to take legal action against a private museum in San Francisco for alleged involvement in the smuggling of several artifacts…

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Assistant Spokesperson to the Prime Minister’s Office Col Atisit Chainuwat

May 4th Coronation Day designated annual public holiday by cabinet 

The cabinet has designated May 4th as Coronation Day and another annual public holiday, bringing the total public holidays for this year to 19.   The 19 public holidays in…

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Banyat says no to reported offer of House speakership

Democrat senior advisor Banyat Bantadtan has dismissed speculation that he will be nominated Speaker of the House if the Democrat party agrees to join either Pheu Thai or Palang Pracharat…

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“Cannabis Walk Thailand” starts in Phichit province

Campaigners for easier access to medicinal cannabis began their 268km “Cannabis Walk Thailand” today at Wachiraphotiyarn Monastery in the northern province of Phichit. The march will end at Wat Bang…

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Huawei’s founder has defiantly hit back after a bruising week for the Chinese smartphone giant

U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says U.S. underestimates Chinese firm

U.S. eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says U.S. underestimates Chinese firm NEW YORK/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States has temporarily eased trade restrictions on China’s Huawei to minimize disruption for…

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(Photo) The signing was overseen by Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (L) and his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong, who proposed the idea together in 2013/AFP

Singapore and Malaysia suspend intercity rail project

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore and Malaysia have agreed to suspend the construction of a billion dollar train project linking the city-state to the southern Malaysian state of Johor, their transport…

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(Photo) Indonesia’s Joko Widodo (C), who has won a second term as president, spoke to reporters with his running mate Ma’ruf Amin (R) in Jakarta three days before the official results were announced/AFP

Indonesia opposition plans legal challenge after president’s re-election confirmed

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo comfortably won re-election in last month’s poll, an official count showed on Tuesday, throwing the spotlight on his opponent Prabowo Subianto who has…

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(Photo) Former Formula One Champion Niki Lauda who has died at the age of 70/AFP

Former F1 champion Niki Lauda dies at 70

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday. “With deep sadness, we announce…

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(Photo) Bonobo mothers play an outsized role in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives, according to a study in the journal Current Biology/AFP

Wingmoms: How bonobo mothers help their sons find love

Bonobo mothers play an outsized role in ensuring their sons have fruitful sex lives, according to a study in the journal Current Biology Anyone who’s experienced a mother pushing them…

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(Photo) US President Donald Trump speaks to the media prior to departing on Marine One from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 20, 2019/AFP

Trump: Iran will be met with ‘great force’ if it moves against U.S

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday Iran would be met with “great force” if it attempted anything against U.S. interests in the Middle East, adding that…

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Donald Trump may yet play Huawei-saving wild card

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters Breakingviews) – Donald Trump’s unpredictability could yet play in Huawei Technologies’ favor. The Chinese telecommunications firm has effectively been cut off from U.S. suppliers, from chipmaker Qualcomm…

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A 3-D printed Android logo is seen in front of a displayed Huawei logo in this illustration picture May 20, 2019./ REUTERS

Huawei will continue security support for Android smartphones

LONDON (Reuters) – Huawei said on Monday it would continue to provide security updates and services for its smartphones and tablets after being barred from Google updates to its Android…

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Long march to campaign for freer access to medicinal cannabis starts tomorrow

Civic groups, campaigning for fewer restrictions on the use of cannabis and its products for medical purposes, will begin a long march from Thailand’s northern province of Phichit to Bangkok…

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Pheu Thai party gives up demand for PM post and all political pre-conditions

In a last-ditch bid to win the support of the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties to stop current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha continuing in office, the Pheu Thai party has withdrawn…

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Thai film industry remains resilient despite obstacles

The Thai government hopes that the presence of Thai cinema at the Cannes Film Festival this year will boost the Thai film industry after another good of the Thai movies…

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Back-to-school spending headache: the cost of parenting

As millions of students are going back to school this month, parents are spending billions of baht to get their children ready for the new semester.    Several economic thinktanks…

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Swimming ban lifted in Pattaya – city has no long-term waste water solution

A ban on swimming in the sea off Thailand’s famous Pattaya resort has been lifted after the condition of the sea water returned to normal with no black and foul-smelling…

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About 23,000 young corals being relocated from Maya Bay

Park officials at the famous Maya Bay, in Thailand’s southern province of Krabi, are busily relocating about 23,000 young corals from the shallows into deeper water to prevent them from…

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Thanathorn’s loan to his party could violate Article 66 of the Political Party Act

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit appears to have landed himself in yet another controversy; this time it is about his admission that he provided a loan of about 110…

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(Photo) Logos of the Chinese telecome group Huawei is diplayed during the Vivatech startups and innovation fair, in Paris on May 16, 2019./AFP

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist – source NEW YORK (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware,…

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(Photo) Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal/Reuters

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

ROME (Reuters) – Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6…

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Pheu Thai’s Sudarat says Democrats are “final infinity stone” to stop the junta 

Pheu Thai party’s election strategy chief Sudarat Keyuraphan is trying to woo the Democrat party to her pro-democracy coalition, describing the Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit as the savior who…

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Manchester City’s Belgian captain Vincent Kompany with the winner’s trophy after the English FA Cup final football match between Manchester City and Watford at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Kompany to leave Man City and join Anderlecht as player-manager

LONDON (Reuters) – Belgian defender Vincent Kompany said on Sunday he would be leaving Manchester City and joining Anderlecht as player-manager after helping the Premier League club to become the…

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Some awed Australian pundits have declared Prime Minister Scott Morrison a campaigning ‘legend’

Australian PM heads to church, football after ‘miracle’ election win

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison thanked his fellow Pentecostal churchgoers on Sunday after a miraculous election victory that defied years of unfavorable opinion polls and bruised a…

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Fishermen in Trang province boycott Marine and Coastal Resources Dpt.

Fishermen in Thailand’s southern province of Trang have boycotted the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources to protest against the arrest of one of their leaders, whom they claim is…

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Democrat party still split on whether the party is in government or in opposition

An informed Democrat Party source said that they are still split, with one faction led by party secretary-general Chalermchai Sri-on, which wants to join the Palang Pracharat-led group, and the…

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2-year campaign to include sexual diversity in school curricula succeeds

Change.org reported on its website on Saturday that its campaign to introduce LGBT education in health and physical activity curricula, starting at Grade 1, has proved successful and will be…

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Tourists warned not to swim in polluted sea off Pattaya

Tourists visiting Thailand’s Pattaya resort town have been advised not to swim in the sea, especially off the Na Chom Thian beach, after the sea in the area turned black…

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop.

India’s epic election ends as Modi meditates

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is showered with petals during a campaign stop Voting in India’s election, the world’s biggest ever, ends on Sunday after an acrimonious and at times…

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Novak Djokovic is a four-time Italian Open winner.

Djokovic and Nadal to meet in Rome final, Konta faces Pliskova

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal won on Saturday to set up an Italian Open final meeting, while British number one Johanna Konta booked a final clash with…

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Much of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s cabinet has resigned or gone into virtual hiding during the campaign because of their unpopularity.

Australia’s conservative government moves into election-winning position

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Liberal-led conservative government is in position to win the national election with more than half the votes counted on Saturday, media projected, though it is unclear…

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Critically ill Karen tribesman flown from Thungyai sanctuary to hospital

A Karen tribesman, suffering life-threatening acute diarrhea, was airlifted by police helicopter from his cottage deep in the jungle of Thungyai Naresuan wildlife sanctuary in Kanchanaburi to the Sangkhla Buri…

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Bill Shorten’s Labor party has been tipped for victory in the Australian election.

Australians vote in first ‘climate election’

Australians flocked to the polls Saturday capping a bitterly fought election that may be the first anywhere decided by climate policy. Between 16 and 17 million people are expected to…

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Chief peace negotiator for southern insurgent groups resigns

Mara Patani’s peace dialogue chief Sukree Hari has announced an end to his role in negotiations with the Thai government to end the decade-old violence in Thailand’s deep South, citing…

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(Photo) Maduro expressed gratitude to Norway and its support for “dialogue,”/AFP

Venezuela’s Maduro says Norway talks sought ‘peaceful agenda’ with opposition

CARACAS (Reuters) – Talks in Norway this week with representatives of Venezuela’s government and the opposition sought to “build a peaceful agenda” for the crisis-stricken South American country, President Nicolas…

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China backs Iran during U.S. tensions

BEIJING (Reuters) – China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran’s foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran’s efforts to safeguard…

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Court seizes 897m baht from former secretary of disgraced commerce minister Boonsong 

The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Public Office has ordered the seizure of about 897 million baht worth of assets held in the name of former secretary to…

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Future Forward party to form coalition government in seven days

Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul is confident that his party will be able to garner enough support to form a coalition government within seven days, after the party got the…

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Internet star Grumpy Cat dies at age of seven

Internet star “Grumpy Cat” has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday. “We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved Grumpy Cat,” they…

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4 key economic and security cabinet portfolios to be held by Palang Pracharat – Prayut

Thailand’s current prime minister, Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today that key ministries related to the economy and security, such as Defence, Interior, Finance and Transport, should be part of the Palang…

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Jurin promises Democrat decision on joining a coalition at the appropriate time

Newly-elected Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanavisit said today that the party will have an answer to the most-asked question, about whether the party will join a coalition government or form…

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(Photo) AFP: Gay marriage supporters cheered as it emerged lawmakers had approved much of their demands

In first for Asia, Taiwan lawmakers back same-sex marriage

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan became the first place in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage on Friday, as thousands of demonstrators outside parliament cheered and waved rainbow flags, despite deep divisions…

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(Photo) AFP: Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, paying for it with near-untraceable crypto-currency, victims and children’s charities warn

Keyboard predators: SE Asia’s kids targeted by online paedophiles

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for it with…

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Thailand’s Central bank considering reduction of export and GDP projections next month

The current growth forecast for Thailand’s GDP is 3.8%, with exports projected to grow by 3%, but global economic volatility, caused by the intensifying trade war between China and the…

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(Photo) AFP: Architect I.M. Pei poses with the architectural model of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris in 1985

Architect I.M. Pei dies at age 102

(Reuters) – I.M. Pei, whose modern designs and high-profile projects made him one of the best-known and most prolific architects of the 20th century, has died, the New York Times…

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Photo: (AFP) Bob Hawke had an everyman image and would chug down beers with cricket fans, but he was also possessed of a fearsome intellect

Australia’s ‘larrikin’ former prime minister Bob Hawke dies at 89

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Bob Hawke, a transformative and charismatic left-wing lawmaker with a “larrikin’ streak who served as Australian prime minister from 1983 to 1991, died on Thursday aged 89,…

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EC seeks Charter Court ruling on Thanathorn’s alleged media share holding

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s fate now rests with the Constitutional Court, which will decide whether he is qualified to retain his parliamentary membership, following an EC probe into…

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Future Forward to take lead role in forming a government with Thanathorn as PM

Future Forward firebrand party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit announced today that his party will take the leading role in forming a coalition government and that he is ready to lead the…

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The Nation newspaper to cease publication on June 28th

After 48 years The Nation, one of the two English-language newspapers in Thailand, will end its print edition with its last issue scheduled for June 28th. Nation Multimedia Group CEO…

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Photo: (AFP) Four tankers anchored off Fujairah were hit by ‘sabotage attacks’

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen strikes Sanaa, casualties reported

SANAA (Reuters) – The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen carried out several air strikes on the Houthi-held capital Sanaa on Thursday after the Iranian-aligned movement claimed responsibility for drone attacks…

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Photo: (AFP) A security guard stands next to Jeff Koons’ “Rabbit”, a stainless steel casting of an inflatable rabbit that sold at auction for $91.1 million.

Jeff Koons ‘Rabbit’ sculpture sets $91.1 million record for a living artist

(Reuters) – A 1986 “Rabbit” sculpture by American pop artist Jeff Koons sold for $91.1 million in New York on Wednesday, a record price for a work by a living…

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Photo: (AFP) Donald Trump signed an order prohibiting purchase of equipment from companies that pose ‘an unacceptable risk to the national security’

Trump administration hits China’s Huawei with one-two punch

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday took aim at China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, banning the firm from buying vital U.S. technology without special approval and effectively…

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Picture: (AFP) The festering diplomatic row is over tonnes of rubbish shipped to the Philippines from Canada in 2013 and 2014

Philippines withdraws top diplomats from Canada over trash row

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines is withdrawing top diplomats from Canada after Ottawa missed a deadline to take back 69 shipping containers full of trash, the latest move in a…

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Compromise may save expressway authority from paying sky high fees to expressway operator

The Expressway Authority of Thailand (EXAT) board has agreed to extend the concession period of NECL, a subsidiary of Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company (BEM), to operate two expressways…

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(AFP) Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is showing ‘maximum restraint’ despite the US withdrawal from their nuclear deal

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave ‘blessing’ for tanker attacks

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday’s…

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Thailand’s junta leader and Phalang Pracharat party’s candidate for prime minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha speaks during the party’s final major campaign rally in Bangkok on March 22, 2019, ahead of the March 24 general election. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP)

PM promises to do “better and better” if he is reappointed

Thailand’s current Prime Minister, General Prayut Chan-o-cha, said today that he would do everything “better and better” if he is elected to continue as Prime Minister. For the time being,…

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PM defends the appointment of senators

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has asked critics to stop criticizing the alleged opaque manner in which the new senators were chosen, claiming that they had been screened and royally endorsed….

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New Democrat chief Jurin has mountain to climb

Jurin Laksanavisit’s first job as Democrat leader is tackling an immense dilemma that brought down his immediate predecessor Abhisit Vejjajiva. A social media cynical post has it that Jurin had…

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PM warned not to interfere in Philip Morris court case

Pheu Thai party core member Chalerm Yubamrung has warned Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to stay clear of the ongoing court case between the Thai public prosecutor and Philip Morris, a…

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Jurin Laksasnavisit takes the helm of Democrat party

Democrat acting party leader Jurin Laksanavisit was today chosen as the new party leader, succeeding Mr. Abhisit Vejjajiva who resigned in late March after the party suffered a humiliating defeat…

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Washington orders some U.S. government employees to leave Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Reuters) – Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces. The U.S. State…

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As trade war bites, China’s Xi preaches openness

BEIJING (Reuters) – China has a glorious history of being open to the world and it will only be more open, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday, in his first…

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Campaign launched to restore dignity of Thailand’s only infamous cannibal

More than 10,000 people have signed up in support of a change.org campaign for the removal of the mummified body of Mr. Si Quey sae Oeng, Thailand’s only alleged cannibal,…

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Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence

Facebook will bar “dangerous” people from posting live videos on its platform, in response to the livestream of the March 2019 mosque massacre in New Zealand Facebook announced Wednesday it…

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U.S. lawmakers want to tighten visas for Chinese students, researchers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress introduced legislation on Tuesday intended to prohibit anyone employed or sponsored by the Chinese military from receiving…

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HM the King to preside over opening of the parliament on May 24th

His Majesty the King will preside over the opening of the new parliament on May 24th, exactly two months after the general election. A Royal Decree has been issued for…

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Thai export growth expected to be lowest in four years

Thai export growth this year is expected to register 0.5-1%, the lowest in four years, due to the escalating US-China trade war and the Vietnam-EU free trade agreement, which is…

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Large number of active and retired military and police officers in new Senate

The new Senate, which was officially announced today, contains a significant number of active and retired military and police officers, accounting for 40.8 percent of the of the 250 senators….

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DPM Somkid holds urgent meeting re impact of US-China trade war on Thai exports

Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak called an urgent meeting of his economic team at Government House today to assess the impact on Thai exports of the latest moves in…

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Philippines gives thumbs up to Duterte as loyalists dominate mid-term vote

MANILA (Reuters) – Allies of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte have dominated a mid-term Senate election according to unofficial results on Tuesday, indicating growing support for the maverick leader and broad…

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Trump and Xi to meet after defiant China hits U.S. with new tariffs

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would meet Chinese President Xi Jinping next month as the trade war between the world’s two largest economies intensified,…

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Palang Pracharat leader thanks 11 small parties for their unconditional support

The Palang Pracharat party leader today received a letter of intent, signed by 11 smaller and lesser known parties, vowing to join the Palang Pracharat-led coalition and to support General…

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High-speed train project vetted by EEC board

Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee, headed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, today acknowledged the State Railway of Thailand’s decision to award the contract to build the 220 billion…

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AFP/File / Jim WATSON US President Donald Trump (R) during a trade meeting with China’s Vice Premier Liu He (L) in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, on April 4, 2019.

China defiant toward U.S. on trade, Kudlow urges strong enforcement steps

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations on Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said…

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Anti-junta activist Ekkachai assaulted in front of Criminal Court

Independent political activist Ekkachai Hongkangwan was, this morning, assaulted by four unidentified men in front of the Criminal Court on Ratchadapisek Road in Bangkok. He was due to appear in…

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Economist says Thai exports could be affected by US trade slam on China

The latest round of US trade salvo against Chinese goods could dampen the prospect of Thai exports as Thailand’s outbound shipment can contract this year, said Thanawat Polwichai, Director of…

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Bhumjaithai will not vote for Prayut’s PM nomination if Palang Pracharat get fewer than 251 votes – Anutin

The Bhumjaithai party has made clear that it will not support General Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister if the Palang Pracharat-led coalition alliance does not control at least…

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Vietnam intensifies crackdown on online dissent: Amnesty report

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has stepped up its imprisonment of political activists, Amnesty International said in a report on Monday, intensifying a crackdown that has seen the number of prisoners…

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Philippines votes in polls expected to strengthen Duterte

Filipinos headed to the polls on Monday in a vote that is expected to strengthen President Rodrigo Duterte’s grip on power, opening the way for him to deliver on pledges…

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11 small parties to formally announce their stand on new government

Eleven small and lesser known parties are due to hold a Press conference this afternoon (Monday), at the Centara Grand Central Plaza Hotel, to announce their joint position regarding the…

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Most poll respondents oppose ministers and junta members joining the Senate

A majority of the respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll disagree with cabinet ministers and members of the military junta resigning their current positions to assume new roles in the…

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Impacts from government’s economic stimulus package minimal: NIDA Poll

 In spite of the government’s efforts to stimulate economic growth by launching a series of measures, their impacts on the market may be minimal largely because consumers have not regained…

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Thai troops intercept large haul of ketamine and kill four drug couriers

Thai government troops shot and killed four drug couriers and seized more than 300kg of ketamine, a narcotic, on Saturday night in a maize plantation near a border river in…

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Rainy season to start next week

After more than two months of unusually hot weather in most parts of the country, which saw temperatures rise to over 40 degrees Celsius in several northern and northeastern provinces,…

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