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Cabinet approves Super Savings Fund to encourage Thais to save

The cabinet today approved the Finance Ministry’s Super Savings Fund (SSF), in place of the Long-term Equity Fund (LTF), which will allow investors in the SSF to deduct 30% of…

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NHSC resolution to delay ban on three chemicals illegal – Thammasat vice rector

The November 27th resolution of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC), to delay the ban on Paraquat and Chlorpyrifos for six months and allow controlled use of Glyphosate, is illegal,…

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3rd phase of Chim-Shop-Chai program not fully subscribed

Registration for the 3rd phase of the Chim-Shop-Chai (Eat-Shop-Spend) stimulus package closed at 5pm today, but the number of elderly people subscribing to the program only reached 281,115, well short…

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Palang Pracharat MP Krungsrivilai suspended from performing MP duties

Former movie star-turned-politician Krungsrivilai Suthinphuek was suspended from performing his duties as an MP today, by the Supreme Court for Election Cases, for alleged vote buying. The Supreme Court issued…

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Pheu Thai party opposes vote recount

The Pheu Thai party will object to a vote recount on the opposition motion for the establishment of a panel to study the impacts of the junta’s pre-election orders and…

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Hong Kong set to record first budget deficit in 15 years

Hong Kong is set to record its first budget deficit in 15 years, the city’s finance chief warned Monday, as the business hub reels from the twin shocks of the…

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Advertising workers strike to support Hong Kong protests

HONG KONG (AP) — Several hundred people who work in advertising in Hong Kong say they will strike this week to support the anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory….

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Democrat MP defends right of MPs to vote independently

Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thepthai Senpong, today hit back at government chief whip Wirat Rattanaseth, a Palang Pracharat MP, for blaming the Democrats for the cancellation of…

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Thousands of pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for a mass rally on Sunday.

“Still angry”: Hong Kong protesters return to streets

HONG KONG (AFP) — Police fired tear gas and pepper spray in Hong Kong on Sunday as tens of thousands of black-clad protesters flooded into the streets, a week after…

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Disunited govt against disarrayed opposition

It may boil down to who manages crises better. The vulnerable Prayut government is staring at daily threats of rebellion but the Pheu Thai-led opposition is not in a perfect…

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Thanathorn quits House budget scrutiny panel

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has submitted his resignation as a member of the House budget scrutiny committee effective tomorrow, claiming his presence in the committee is not welcome….

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PM praises Carri Lam’s leadership of Hong Kong

Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has told Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam that he has faith in her leadership and hopes that she will be able to solve the conflict…

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DPM Prawit confident of government’s stability and unity

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan says he is confident that Government coalition parties will stick together to complete its four-year term, even though their MPs are split, resulting in the…

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Hong Kong set for fresh protests as police end university siege

Hong Kong police on Friday said they were ending their siege of a university campus that became a battleground with pro-democracy protesters as activists vowed to hold fresh rallies and…

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Thailand’s PM insists military conscription is still needed

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, a former General, has stressed the need for Thailand to retain military conscription, because the three armed forces are currently more than 100,000 personnel short of…

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House vote recount blocked by lack of quorum for the second time

Lack of a quorum in the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday) forced House Speaker Chuan Leekpai to call off a recount of the vote, which the Government narrowly lost…

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Member of NHSC quits in protest over U-turn on farm chemical ban

A member of the new National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) has resigned from the committee as she challenged a claim, made by Industry Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit, that the committee had…

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Government hit by House vote for panel to study impacts of junta’s orders

The Government was defeated in the House of Representatives last night (Wednesday) over an opposition motion to set up an ad hoc panel to study impacts resulting from the pre-election,…

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Tit-for-tat between Ms. Pareena and Seripisut turns absurd

The House Committee on Corruption Affairs, chaired by Pol Gen Seripisut Temiyavet, is looking increasingly like a circus, with the constant tit-for-tat squabbling between him and committee member, Ms. Pareena…

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Democrat party withdraws Abhisit’s candidature for chair of House panel studying charter changes

The Democrat party has decided to drop the candidature of former party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, for the chairmanship’s post of the House committee studying constitutional amendments, because of the uncertainty…

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Small parties demand seats on House committee studying charter amendments

Smaller parties, which used to ally themselves with the Government, are making waves by demanding a seat for each of them on the House committee studying constitutional changes. The parties…

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Three MoUs signed with S Korea during PM’s visit to S Korea

Three memoranda of understanding (MoU) were signed today between South Korea and Thailand during Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s official visit to the country, taking place from November 24th to November…

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Pro-democracy supporters chant as they celebrate after pro-Beijing candidate Junius Ho lost a seat in the district council elections in Tuen Mun district of Hong Kong, early on November 25, 2019.

Hong Kong democracy camp heads for stunning polls win

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy camp was cruising towards a crushing victory in community-level elections on Monday, sending the Beijing-backed government a clear message of public support for the demands of a protest…

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Dr. Warong formally joins Ruam Palang Prachachart party

Former Democrat MP Dr. Warong Dejkitvigrom, a frequent critic of the Future Forward party and its leader, has officially joined the Ruam Palang Prachachart Thai party. Dr. Warong, who shot…

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Tit-for-tat battle between Future Forward and Palang Pracharat MPs begins

In what was seen as the possible start of a tit-for-tat battle between the Government and Opposition camps, the Future Forward party is to ask the Election Commission (EC) to…

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Thaksin’s acquittal in TPI case upheld by Supreme Court panel of judges

A panel of nine Supreme Court judges today upheld the acquittal, delivered by the Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Political Office Holders on fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in…

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A patient is wheeled past as healthcare staff hold posters and participate in a human chain to protest against what they say is police brutality during the anti-extradition bill protests, at Queen Mary Hospital, in Hong Kong, China, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo

Hong Kong hospitals find themselves on protest frontlines

HONG KONG(Reuters) – Hong Kong’s public hospitals, long known for professionalism, have become a new front in the anti-government protests that have engulfed the city for more than five months….

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Future Forward sails into heavier storms

As many analysts, detractors, opponents and insiders say, the Constitution Court’s Wednesday verdict against Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, stripping him of his MP status, is just the beginning. His and the Future…

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Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law and will be liable to a maximum prison term of ten years and banishment…

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Thanathorn to face Election Commission charges of violating election law

Embattled Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit is to face charges of violating the election law, and will be liable to a maximum prison term of ten years and banishment…

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Thanathorn says charter court’s ruling against him based on assumption not fact

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has questioned the Constitutional Court’s judgement against him, pointing out that it was based on assumptions rather than on facts. Unlike the other cases…

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Constitutional Court disqualifies Thanathorn as MP

Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit, leader of the Future Forward Party, has lost his MPs status after the Constitutional Court found him guilty of violating the Constitution by still holding shares in a…

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EC to probe Thanathorn’s 191 million baht loan to Future Forward party

The Election Commission (EC) has unanimously decided to order the Future Forward party to submit documents related to the 191 million baht loan it borrowed from party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit….

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What you should know about Thanathorn share ownership case

Another historic and highly-politicised case climaxes on Wednesday this week with a Constitution Court ruling on charges that Future Forward leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit still owned shares in a company doing…

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Protesters react as police fire tear gas while they attempt to march towards Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. – Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a two-day police siege at a campus late on November 18 by shimmying down a rope from a bridge to awaiting motorbikes in a dramatic and perilous breakout that followed a renewed warning by Beijing of a possible intervention to end the crisis engulfing the city. (Photo by DALE DE LA REY / AFP)

At Hong Kong university, a daring escape but fears of bloodshed

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dozens of Hong Kong protesters staged a dramatic escape from a university campus sealed off by police on Monday by shimmying down plastic hosing from a…

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MP Ms. Pareena not qualified to rent land in Ratchaburi province

Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, will have to cede to the state the 102 hectares of land in Chom Bung district of Ratchaburi, which she has…

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Thanathorn files malfeasance charge against Election Commission

A malfeasance charge was filed today with the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases, by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, against the seven election commissioners in connection with their handling of the Future Forward…

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House Speaker warned of legal action if he enforces new House committee rule

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai was today warned that he might face a legal action for interference in the duties of House standing committees over his recent enforcement of a new…

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Hong Kong police officer hit by arrow as protesters dig in at campus

A police officer was struck by an arrow fired by a Hong Kong protester on Sunday, as fierce clashes raged around a campus which has turned into a base for a pro-democracy…

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Kingsgate gold mine arbitration with Thailand to be moved to Singapore

Kingsgate Consolidated Limited of Australia and the Thai government have agreed to change the location of the arbitration hearings over the closure of gold mine operations in Thailand, from Hong…

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Charter court asked to rule on House committee powers to summon people for questioning

The Constitutional Court has been asked to rule whether House or Senate standing committees have the authority to formally summon a person for questioning or to demand documents in the…

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Aging couple shot dead by suspected insurgents in Pattani

An elderly couple were shot dead by suspected insurgents as they were riding a motorcycle to their home from a market in Mae Lan district of Thailand’s southern border province…

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Thanathorn asks judges if they want Thailand trapped in cycle of coups and civilian rule

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has asked Constitution Court judges if they want to see Thailand trapped in a vicious cycle of civilian government and military rule, or to…

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An anti-government protester holds a bow as he stay at a makeshift gate during a standoff with riot police at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Another day of chaos looms for Hong Kong amid relentless city-wide protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Anti-government protesters paralyzed parts of Hong Kong for a fourth day on Thursday, forcing school closures and blocking highways and other transport links to disrupt the…

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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

Diplomats accuse Trump as impeachment hits Americans’ TVs

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the Democrats’ case for President Donald Trump’s impeachment streamed from Americans’ TVs Wednesday, including a new contention that he was overheard asking about…

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Charter court rules Pheu Thai’s Nawat disqualified as MP

Convicted Pheu Thai MP for Khon Kaen province Nawat Tohcharoensook lost his parliamentary status on October 16th, when he was suspended by the Constitutional Court from performing his duty as…

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Warning for Thais in or travelling to Hong Kong

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong has issued a warning today, for Thai travellers to and those living in the Chinese territory, of possible violent demonstrations by pro-democracy protesters,…

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PM not worried about small coalition parties voting against government in censure debate

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has shrugged off a reported threat, by five smaller parties in the coalition government, not to vote in support of the Government if it fails to…

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Unsafe dust levels in 19 areas of Bangkok and suburbs

Sixteen areas in Bangkok and three in its suburbs were found today to have excessive levels of  PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere, the Department of Pollution Control reported today…

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Outspoken MP Pareena in hot water over questionable land occupation in Ratchaburi

Ms Pareena Kraikupt, Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, appears to be in some trouble relating to her claim that she has the right to occupy and use some 102…

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An anti-government protester throws a molotov cocktail at the MTR University station during a protest at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. November 13, 2019 REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Hong Kong readies for more chaos as violence spreads citywide

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong prepared for more clashes on Wednesday as anti-government protesters planned to paralyze parts of the Asian financial hub for a third day, with transport,…

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Riot police standoff with university students at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Violence brings Hong Kong to ‘brink of total breakdown’: police

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police fired tear gas in the heart of the Central financial district and at two university campuses to break up pro-democracy protests as violence…

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A demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask during an anti-government protest in Central, Hong Kong, China November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Flash mob wreaks havoc in heart of Hong Kong financial district

HONG KONG (Reuters) – A flash mob sprang up in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial center on Tuesday, hours after police fired tear gas at a university campus and…

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Chaiwat to report to DSI to acknowledge charges related to Billy’s case

Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson said today (Monday) that he will report to the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) tomorrow to acknowledge the charges filed against him…

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Ex-Malaysian PM Najib has case to answer in corruption trial

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A Malaysian court on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to present his defence against seven charges in a case linked to a scandal surrounding…

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Probe into Palang Pracharat MP Pareena’s land in Ratchaburi

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Warawut Silpa-archa has ordered an investigation into the reported occupation of more than 102 hectares of state land, in Chom Bung district of Thailand’s central…

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A policeman walks under cordon at the site where a pro-democracy protesters was shot by a policeman in Hong Kong on November 11, 2019. – A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters — hitting at least one in the torso — during clashes broadcast live on Facebook, as the city’s rush hour was interrupted by protests. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong police shoot protester as flashmob rallies target rush hour

A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso, as anger sparked by the recent death of a student spilled…

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Exiled Cambodian opposition figurehead arrives in Malaysia

Cambodia’s exiled opposition figurehead Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia Saturday as he sought to return home to rally his supporters against strongman Hun Sen, while security was beefed up at the kingdom’s…

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Hong Kong student who fell during protest clashes dies

A Hong Kong student who fell from a car park while police and protesters were clashing last weekend has died, hospital officials said Friday, in a development likely to further…

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Rights group calls on government to stop arming civilians in Deep South

A student human rights advocacy group in Thailand’s Deep South, PerMAS, has called on the Government to stop arming civilians and to stop dragging them into the armed conflict between…

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Justice Minister accepts online Forex-3D trading scheme as a special case

Thailand’s Justice Minister Somsak Thepsuthin has agreed to accept an alleged foreign exchange Ponzi scheme as a special case to be investigated by the Department of Special Investigation. The decision…

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PPRP to vie for chair of House panel studying charter changes

Core members of the Palang Pracharat party have nominated Mr. Suchart Tancharoen, deputy House speaker and party member, to compete against former Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva for the chair…

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15 defence volunteers killed in raid on Yala outpost

Fifteen village defence volunteers were killed and two others seriously injured in a surprise raid on their makeshift outpost, situated on a road in Tambon Lam Phraya in the Muang…

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Chuan does not recognize this Constitution, but disagrees with dumping it

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai said today that he has not recognized the existing Constitution from the beginning, while disagreeing with a rewrite of the entire document “because that won’t be…

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Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya courageous – Super Poll

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is the Thai people’s favourite cabinet minister, while Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth is the most courageous for her protection of national interests, according to Super…

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PM Mahathir opposes separatism in Thailand’s deep South

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad is supportive of Thailand’s efforts to resolve unrest in the deep South of the country through peaceful means and opposes any desires for separatism. Mahathir…

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UK defends Brexit deal after Trump trade warning

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office has defended his Brexit deal with the EU, after US President Donald Trump warned it would make it impossible for the two nations to…

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China says won’t tolerate challenges to Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ status

BEIJING (Reuters) – China will not tolerate anything that challenges the bottom line of the “one country, two systems” formula that governs Hong Kong, a senior China parliamentary official said…

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DSI accepts Mae Manee suspected Ponzi scam as a special case

The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) has accepted for investigation the “Mae Manee” alleged Ponzi scam, in which more than 2,700 people were reportedly duped of about 756 million baht…

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Protesters loyal to fugitive ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra storm the venue of the 14th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Summits after smashing a window, in Pattaya some 180 km south-east of Bangkok on April 11, 2009. Thousands of Thai anti-government protesters later smashed their way into a summit of Asian leaders, forcing the country’s embattled government to postpone the entire meeting indefinitely. Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva declared a state of emergency in the resort of Pattaya after chaos erupted at the summit, which was supposed to discuss the global financial crisis and North Korea’s rocket launch. AFP PHOTO (Photo by STR / AFP)

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

Three former core members of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship, also known as the red-shirt movement, were sentenced to four-years in prison, without suspension, by the Supreme Court…

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Riot police member runs to detain a protester during an anti-government rally in Hong Kong, China October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Hong Kong counts down to Halloween protest fright night

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police tightened security and braced for potential evening clashes on Thursday between masked “Halloween” pro-democracy protesters and fancy-dressed clubbers in a popular party district…

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Thai Civilized party leader apologizes for explosive precursor incident

Thai Civilized party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanont today apologized for his negligence in bringing explosive precursors into the parliament building on Wednesday, an act which he claimed was to test the…

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Anti-government protesters chant against President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. Pinera cancelled two major international summits after nearly two weeks of nationwide protests over economic inequality that have left at least 20 dead and damaged businesses and infrastructure around the country.(AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Chile cancels climate, trade summits amid protest chaos

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said Wednesday that he is canceling two major international summits so he can respond to protracted nationwide protests over economic inequality that…

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Thai Civilized party leader may face charges for attempting to bring suspected explosive into Parliament

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has ordered parliamentary legal affairs officials to explore the possibility of taking legal action against Thai Civilized party leader Mongkolkit Suksintharanont for allegedly attempting to smuggle…

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Britain set for December 12 election to break the Brexit deadlock

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will hold its first December election in almost a century after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval from parliament on Tuesday for an early ballot aimed…

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EU agrees Brexit delay as British parliament blocks December election

The European Union agreed to a Brexit delay of up to three months on Monday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would push on with his bid to end…

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THAI told to speed up ฿156bn baht new aircraft purchase plan

Transport Minister Saksayam has ordered Thai Airways International to conclude its plan to purchase a fleet of 38 new aircraft, to replace its aging fleet at an estimated cost of…

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EU agrees Brexit delay to January 31, eyes formal approval on Tuesday

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Monday to delay Brexit until Jan.31, said the bloc’s chairman, Donald Tusk. “The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s…

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Fiscal Policy Office slashes GDP forecast for 2019 from 3% to 2.8%

Blaming external factors, the Office of Fiscal Policy at the Finance Ministry has revised downward the economic growth (GDP) forecast for 2019 to 2.8%. Mr. Lawan Saengsanit, director of the…

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Thailand will negotiate with US on GSP issue during ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

Thailand will hold talks with the United States, about the GSP (Generalized System of Preferences) suspension for Thai exports to the US market, on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit,…

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Hong Kong enters recession as protests show no sign of relenting

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong has fallen into recession, hit by more than five months of anti-government protests that show no signs of relenting, and is unlikely to achieve…

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Thai Commerce Ministry will appeal to the US for a review of GSP decision

Thailand is to ask the United States to reconsider removal of trade preferences for Thai exports under the Generalized System of Preferences, Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit said today (Sunday). He…

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Trump says Islamic State leader Baghdadi dead in U.S. forces raid

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that fugitive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi died in a raid by U.S. special forces in northwest Syria, in a…

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Thai Government claims GSP move by US unrelated to chemicals ban

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha became aware of the US plan to suspend US$D1.3 billion in trade preferences for Thailand, under the Generalized System of Preferences program, about a month ago…

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NIDA Poll: Thais are worried that the ongoing political conflict will hurt the economy.

Despite the general election, Thais think that the political division still persists and it can threaten overall economic performance and their income, according to latest survey carried out by the…

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Famous Thai musician ‘Add’ Carabao urges Government not to bow to US pressure

Well known “Song for Life” rocker ‘Add’ Carabao is urging the Thai government not to bow to the “bully tactics” being used by the United States when it suspended USD1.3…

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Thais in Barcelona warned to stay away from protest areas

The Thai Embassy in Madrid, Spain, has warned Thai people living in or travelling to Barcelona to avoid protest areas and to keep themselves abreast of the latest news about…

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

The Thai Consular Office in Hong Kong is strongly advising Thai people travelling to the territory to avoid protest sites this weekend and on Thursday October 31st for their safety,…

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

Thai export sector suffers another blow after the US President Donald Trump on Friday announced to suspend USD1.3 billion worth of duty-free trade for certain items from Thailand, reasoning that…

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Hong Kong medics join anti-government protests to ‘resist tyranny’

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong medical workers plan to rally in the heart of the city’s financial centre on Saturday, angry at perceived police brutality during more than four…

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EU to discuss Brexit delay as Britain squabbles over an election

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will discuss on Friday the length of another delay to Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded an election to break the paralysis that…

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Anti-government protests resume in Iraq after bloodshed

Anti-government rallies have renewed across Iraq, the second phase of protests that turned deadly earlier this month and which could balloon after the endorsement of populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.  …

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EU backs Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

European Union members backed a plan to postpone Brexit on Wednesday but have yet to agree on how much longer to give London to resolve its political crisis.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson…

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Nakhon Pathom poll: Fun math that won’t amuse Thanathorn

The math and stats emerging from Nakhon Pathom don’t look good for Future Forward. They, and what the party has said and done itself, combine to make the by-election loss…

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

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will, this afternoon, preside over the signing of a public-private-partnership (PPP) contract between the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) and the Charoen Pokphand Group-led consortium for…

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Padermchai of Chart Thai Pattana wins Nakhon Pathom by-election

Veteran politician Padermchai Sasomsap, of the Chart Thai Pattana party, won the by-election in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency 5 on Wednesday, according to the unofficial vote count late Wednesday night. He…

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Voters go to polls in Nakhon Pathom by-election

Voters are going to the polls today (Wednesday) in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency 5 by-election, in what is billed as a popularity contest between the Government and Opposition. Three candidates are…

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EC clears Thanathorn over his blind trust remark

The Election Commission (EC) has cleared Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit of any wrongdoing for his announcement, ahead of the March 24th general election, that he would transfer his…

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UK PM says will abandon Brexit bill if MPs vote against timetable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned MPs that if they vote in Tuesday against the timetable to push his EU divorce deal through parliament this week he will abandon the…

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Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi stripped of all Royal titles and military ranks for disloyalty

His Majesty the King has issued a Royal Command stripping Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi of all her royal titles, decorations and military ranks for alleged acts of disloyalty and insubordination. According to…

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