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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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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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Army chief assures that he has no political ambitions and will not meddle in politics

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong said today (Monday) that he does not aspire to become a politician, preferring to be a friend of politicians, as he dismissed as unrealistic speculation…

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Excise Department considers tax on salt content of food

The Excise Department is considering the imposition of a tax on the salt content of food in a bid to encourage food producers to reduce the sodium content of snacks,…

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Senate passes executive decree on troop transfer to Royal Security Command

Thailand’s Senate overwhelmingly voted in favour of the executive decree to transfer some army units and budget to the Royal Security Command, which is tasked with providing security to the…

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Restrictions on three controversial farm chemicals come into force today

Restrictions on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos are now in effect, Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Chalermchai Sri-on said today. He disclosed that the restrictions are in line with…

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Poll respondents give thumbs-up to Opposition during debate on budget bill

Respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll have given the Opposition 6.94 out of 10 for doing a good job during the three-day debate on the Government’s budget bill. The Government…

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Majority of people not yet siding with Government or Opposition – Super Poll

The majority of respondents to an opinion survey, conducted by Super Poll, say that they neither support the Government nor the Opposition, preferring to wait to before assessing their performance….

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Opposition abstained in budget vote so important spending is not delayed – Suthin

The Government’s 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year passed the first reading in the House of Representatives Saturday night, after three days of debate, with 251 MPs…

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2020 budget bill passes first reading in Parliament

After 3 days of debate, the Government’s 3.2 trillion baht 2020 fiscal budget bill sailed through its first reading in the House of Representatives today (Saturday), with 251 MPs voting…

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PM promises to act on the Opposition’s constructive recommendations

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Saturday) that he was satisfied with the deliberations over the budget bill in the past two days and promised to act upon the constructive…

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Thanathorn apologizes his remark about Thaksin

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has offered an apology for invoking the name of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra during his defence in the media ownership case before the…

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PM challenges Opposition back up claims of graft in state projects

Prime Minister  Prayut Chan-o-cha has challenged the opposition to produce evidence of the corruption they allege is rife in Government infrastructure mega projects, such as the electric trains, assuring that…

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Charter court to rule on Thanathorn’s share case on November 20th

The Constitutional Court is set to issue a ruling in Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media share ownership case on November 20th. The court completed its inquiry today (Friday)…

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Thanathorn defends himself in Constitutional Court

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit told the Constitutional Court today that he is determined to pursue his political career free from conflicts of interest, so he will not suffer…

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Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — After winning the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in London Friday looking to secure enough support to get…

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Charter court opens inquiry into Thanathorn’s alleged media ownership

The Constitutional Court today (Friday) opened its inquiry into Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit’s media shareholding case. Thanathorn and nine other defence witnesses are lined up to be questioned…

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Thai MPs told not to discard garbage in the parliament chamber

Members of parliament have been reminded of the dignity and status of the parliament chamber, and the need to maintain cleanliness, after it was discovered that the chamber was littered…

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70 Future Forward MPs vote against executive decree

Both Government and Opposition MPs, with the exception of 70 from the Future Forward party, today voted in support of an executive decree to transfer some army troops and funding…

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Charter Court rules General Prayut’s premiership legal because he is not an ‘other state official’

General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership is legal under Sections 160 (6) and 98 (15) of the Constitution after the nine-member Constitution Court ruled that he is not an “other state official”…

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PM asks MPs to view national budget and government works as a whole

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha asked all MPs, as he presented the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year to the House of Representatives this morning (Thursday), not to…

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Pheu Thai MPs warned of election blacklisting if they support Government

Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng warned this morning, ahead of the debate on the budget bill, that any Pheu Thai MPs who do not vote with the Opposition against the…

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Charter Court suspends Pheu Thai MP Nawat from parliamentary duties

Convicted Pheu Thai MP Nawat Tohcharoensook has been suspended from performing duties as a member of parliament by the Constitutional Court, pending a ruling on his parliamentary status. The Constitutional…

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Government and Opposition given 18 hours each to debate budget bill

Government and Opposition whips have agreed on a three-day debate of the budget bill, starting tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.30 am, with each side being allotted 18 hours to speak. In…

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Three red-shirt leaders ordered to pay ฿21 million to victims of arson attacks in 2010

Thailand’s Supreme Court has upheld three Appeals Court verdicts holding three red-shirt leaders accountable for the torching of commercial buildings, including the Centre One shopping mall and Dok Ya building,…

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House committee to invite General Apirat for chat over his controversial speech

The House Committee for Security Affairs, National Borders, Strategy and Reform has agreed to invite Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong to an “exchange of views” on October 21st over the…

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Government and Opposition brace for budget bill showdown

Government and Opposition parties are gearing up for a parliamentary showdown starting October 17th when the 3.2 trillion baht national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due for deliberation…

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Petrol bombs thrown inside HK’s metro station

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Petrol bombs were thrown inside a Hong Kong metro station on Saturday but no one was injured, the government said, as pro-democracy protesters angry at what…

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Army chief does not expect everyone to believe him, says Army spokesman

Army Commander-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong did not force or expect anyone to believe in what he said yesterday about a “hybrid war” being waged by a collection of ill-intentioned politicians,…

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Thanathorn says General Apirat’s controversial speech may fuel hatred among Thais

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit expressed concern today (Saturday) that Army Command-in-Chief General Apirat Kongsompong’s speech, given at the Army headquarters yesterday, may fuel the fire of hatred among…

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Thanathorn defends himself against accusations of meddling in with Hong Kong protests

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has denied that he has any connections with political groups in Hong Kong and said he respects China’s law regarding the Hong Kong Special…

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Army chief Gen Apirat warns Thailand is facing “hybrid warfare”

Army Commander-in-Chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong warned this morning that Thailand is facing what he described as a “hybrid warfare” being waged by a collection of “ill-intentioned politicians”,  remnants of communist…

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People march to protest against what they say is the abuse of pro-democracy protesters by Hong Kong police, at Chater Garden in Central district, Hong Kong, China October 11, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Hundreds take to Hong Kong streets ahead of new round of weekend protests

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of mask-wearing pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong’s central business district at lunchtime on Friday, occupying a main thoroughfare and disrupting traffic as the city…

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Chinese Embassy warns Thai politicians against interfering in Hong Kong protests

The Chinese Embassy in Thailand has warned unnamed Thai politicians against alleged interference in China’s internal affairs over the ongoing violent protests in Hong Kong.   “Some Thai politicians have…

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Brexit deal hopes hang on British breakfast with Barnier

Britain and Europe’s top Brexit negotiators sit down together Friday to test what British and Irish leaders say might be a “pathway” to a deal.   Technical talks on an…

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Hong Kong’s metro, legislature open but more protests planned for weekend

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s metro operator opened all stations on Friday for the first time in a week ahead of another round of anti-government protests at the weekend,…

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UK, Irish leaders to meet as Brexit deal hopes wane

LONDON (AP) — The leaders of Britain and Ireland are meeting in an attempt to find common ground for an elusive Brexit deal, with just three weeks until the U.K….

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Ex-foreign minister Surapong given two-year suspended prison term

Former foreign minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul was today sentenced to a two-year suspended prison term and fined 200,000 baht for abuse of authority, in violation of Section 157 of the Criminal…

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NBA game to go ahead in China despite free speech row

The NBA confirmed an annual exhibition game in China would go ahead on Thursday, rejecting calls to scrap the event over a free speech row that was ignited by an…

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Apple pulls Hong Kong app used by protesters after China warning

Apple on Thursday removed a Hong Kong map application used by pro-democracy protesters, saying it endangered police, after China warned the US tech giant to drop the app.   According…

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PM not committed to controlling use of three controversial herbicides

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is currently non-committal about the banning or restriction of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos, saying that the matter should be resolved in accordance with formal procedures. The…

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Region 9 chief judge refutes accusation of interference

The Region 9 chief judge, who was accused of interfering in a murder trial over which Yala provincial court chief judge Mr. Khanakorn Pianchana presided, has expressed his regret over…

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DPM Anutin calls on National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (Wednesday) called on the National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly over the ban or restriction on the use of…

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Charter court asked to disqualify six opposition leaders

Fifty-one MPs of the Palang Pracharat party have submitted a motion, through House Speaker Chuan Leekpai, to the Constitutional Court asking it to rule on the parliamentary status of six…

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Regional chief judges are legally empowered to screen verdicts of junior judges

The spokesman of the court of justice has reiterated that regional chief judges are legally empowered to screen the decisions of the lower courts and to write advisory reviews if…

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Hong Kong ‘won’t rule out’ Chinese help over protests: leader

Hong Kong’s under-fire leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday said China intervening to end months of pro-democracy protests is an option following a particularly violent week of unrest that paralysed the…

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Chuan reminds opposition of 2004 armoury raid in Narathiwat as they ponder charter amendments

House Speaker Chuan Leekpai has advised opposition parties to move cautiously if they want to amend any provision in the Constitution relating to resolving the southern unrest problem, in order…

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Opposition vows not to vote for budget bill

10 days before the national budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is due to be debated in parliament, Opposition leader Sompong Amornvivat announced today that his MPS will not vote…

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Piyabutr’s impartiality challenged questioning ISOC officer sedition accusation against 12 politicians and academics

The Palang Pracharat party has questioned the authority of Future Forward secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul, in his capacity as chairman of the House Committee on Laws, Justice and Human Rights, over…

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Iraqi PM pledges reforms to calm angry protests

The Iraqi government announced a series of reforms early Sunday after an “extraordinary” session overnight in response to sweeping anti-government rallies that have left nearly 100 dead in less than…

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Over half of Thais feel Government’s performance unchanged – Suan Dusit Poll

Over half of the respondents to a Suan Dusit Poll feel that the performance of the pre and post-election governments under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha are the same. The poll…

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Opposition files complaint to CSD police against 4th Army Region commander

Opposition parties today lodged a complaint with Crime Suppression Division police (CSD) accusing the commander of the Fourth Army Region, Lt-Gen Pornsak Poonsawat, and Maj-Gen Burin Thongprapai, a specialist with…

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Xi and Kim hail ‘immortal’ China-North Korea relationship

Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to promote a “long-term, sound and stable” relationship with North Korea, state news agency Xinhua said Sunday, as the two countries mark 70 years of diplomatic…

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Hong Kong court rejects mask ban challenge as fresh protests break out

A Hong Kong court rejected on Sunday a challenge to an emergency law criminalising protesters wearing face masks as democracy activists hit the streets again in defiance of the ban despite half the…

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Lawmaker Dennis Kwok speaks to journalists outside the High Court as he and some 23 other lawmakers seek an emergency injunction in a bid to overturn a face mask ban, in Hong Kong on October 6, 2019, two days after the city’s leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.

Hong Kong braces for more protests as lawmakers go to court

The majority of Hong Kong’s subway stations remained closed Sunday as the city braced for more protests with pro-democracy activists vowing to hit the streets and opposition lawmakers trying to overturn a…

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People wear masks and light up their mobile phones during a flash mob rally in the Sham Shui Po district in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, a day after the city’s leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century.

Hong Kong protesters defy mask ban as city grinds to halt

Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on Saturday, with the subway suspended and many shops…

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Iraqi security forces cut off Jamhuriya bridge, which leads to Baghdad’s administrative and diplomatic Green Zone, with military vehicles near the Iraqi capital’s Tahrir Square in central Baghdad on October 5, 2019 after a curfew was lifted following a day of violent protests.

Baghdad curfew lifted but Iraq on alert for new protests

A curfew was lifted in Baghdad on Saturday following days of protests which have left nearly 100 dead, but tensions remained after firebrand cleric Moqtada Sadr demanded the government quit….

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Pheu Thai calls on government to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs

The Pheu Thai party is urging the government to investigate alleged meddling with the judiciary after a judge in the Yala provincial court shot himself on Friday in an apparent…

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Protesters smash up a metro station in Shek Mun area of Sha Tin district in Hong Kong on late October 4, 2019, as people hit the streets after the government announced a ban on facemasks.

Hong Kong mask ban sparks violent clashes, rail shutdown

Hong Kong’s entire mass transit rail system was suspended on Saturday after a night of violence sparked by a ban on pro-democracy protesters wearing face masks, as the government invoked emergency…

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Malaysian PM says Hong Kong leader should quit

Malaysia’s prime minister said Friday Hong Kong’s embattled leader should resign over the city’s increasingly violent pro-democracy protests and warned China would take “harsh action” to end the demonstrations. Hong Kong has been rocked…

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Protesters burn items at the Causeway Bay metro station entrance in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019, as people hit the streets after the government announced a ban on facemasks.

Clashes in Hong Kong as face masks banned under rare emergency powers

Hong Kong’s leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate rallies, widespread clashes and vows to…

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Opposition claims they have not considered amending Constitution Section 1

Opposition parties have distanced themselves from Kasetsart University lecturer Mrs. Chalita Bandhywong, who has come under heavy online criticism for her proposal to amend Section 1 of the Constitution, defining…

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A protester wearing a mask takes part in a protest in the Wanchai district in Hong Kong on October 4, 2019, after people hit the streets when the government earlier announced a ban on facemasks.

Hong Kong leader invokes emergency powers to ban protester face masks

Hong Kong’s leader invoked colonial-era emergency powers Friday to ban protesters wearing face masks, but the move aimed at quelling months of unrest sparked immediate fresh rallies and vows to defy…

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Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar grimaces during a press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in Stockholm, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019. (Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency via AP)

More Brexit questions than answers as Oct. 31 deadline nears

LONDON (AP) — Well over three years after Britain announced it would split from the European Union, everything regarding Brexit is still in limbo and early hopes of an amicable…

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Hong Kong protesters rally against plan for mask ban

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters marched in the city center ahead of reported plans by the city’s embattled leader to deploy emergency powers to ban people from…

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12 politicians and academics face inciting unrest rap for comments on charter rewrite

The forward command of the Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) yesterday lodged a complaint with Pattani’s Muang district police, accusing seven politicians and four academics of engaging in activities which…

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Hong Kong government mulls face mask ban at protests: reports

Hong Kong’s government was expected to meet Friday to discuss using a colonial-era emergency law to ban pro-democracy protesters from wearing face masks, in a move opponents said would be…

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PM warns many will suffer if budget bill fails in parliament

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has warned that a lot of people, including many farmers, would suffer if the budget bill for 2020 fiscal year is not approved by parliament within…

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