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Yellow Vest protesters clash with police in fresh Paris rallies

Officials have vowed zero tolerance for the violence that has marred the weekly protests since they began two months ago, deploying some 80,000 security forces nationwide. Protesters skirmished with police…

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Singapore, Vietnam reportedly shortlisted for second Trump-Kim summit

Singapore and Vietnam are likely to be shortlisted to host a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and United States President Donald Trump, South Korean Foreign Affairs…

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The train used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is seen leaving Beijing Railway Station in Beijing on January 9, 2019. A special train used by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Beijing on January 9 as he wrapped up his fourth visit to China.

N. Korea’s Kim ends Beijing visit as Trump summit looms

Kim Jong Un’s train left Beijing on Wednesday after the North Korean leader visited his key ally on a trip seen a strategy session ahead of his expected summit with…

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US team to visit China for trade talks Jan 7-8: Beijing

A US government delegation will visit China Monday and Tuesday for the first face-to-face talks since US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart agreed on a tariff truce, China’s…

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Japan to have first aircraft carriers since end of WWII

Japan on Tuesday approved plans to convert two ships into aircraft carriers –the nation’s first since World War II — as it tries to counter growing Chinese military power in…

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Tham Luang cave rescuers named Time’s heroes of the year 2018

Rescue volunteers involved in the dramatic and complex rescue operation to extract 12 boys and their football coach trapped deep inside the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai…

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Police clash with 'yellow vest' protesters in Paris

French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest wave of demonstrations against high living costs which have shaken President Emmanuel Macron’s authority. #ThaiPBSWorld #YellowVest #Protest

Posted by Thai PBS World on Saturday, 8 December 2018

Police clash with ‘yellow vest’ protesters in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in central Paris on Saturday during the latest wave of demonstrations against high living costs which have shaken President…

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Top Huawei executive arrested on US request, clouding China trade truce

VANCOUVER/BEIJING (Reuters) – The daughter of Huawei’s founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, roiling global stock…

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This handout picture released by G20 Summit’s Press Office shows participants of the the G20 Leader’s Summit and their spouses posing for a family photo prior to a gala at the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires, on November 30.

Countering China: US, Japan and India push for open Asia

The leaders of the United States, Japan and India met jointly Friday for the first time and called for open navigation in Asia, a show of unity with China clearly…

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Central American migrants, mostly Honduras, run along the Tijuana River near the El Chaparral border crossing in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, near US-Mexico border, after the US border patrol threw tear gas from the distance to disperse them after an alleged verbal dispute, on Sunday.

US closes Mexican border crossing, repels some migrants with tear gas

TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) – The United States closed its busiest border crossing with Mexico on Sunday after Mexican police broke up a protest of Central American migrants massed in Tijuana,…

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Keynote address by former Prime Minister Anand Panyarachun Thai PBS Public Media Conference and Mini-INPUT 2018

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you today. At the outset, let me congratulate the Thai PBS for hosting this important conference, as part of its…

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Police work at the crime scene following a stabbing incident in Melbourne on November 9, 2018. One person was killed and two others injured in a rush hour stabbing incident in Melbourne’s bustling central business district

Gas-laden truck set afire, three stabbed, one dead in Australia terror attack

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A Somali-born man set fire to a pickup truck laden with gas cylinders in the center of the Australian city of Melbourne on Friday and stabbed three…

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People walk in the flooded Riva degli Schiavoni during a high-water (Acqua Alta) alert in Venice on October 29, 2018. The flooding, caused by a convergence of high tides and a strong Sirocco wind, reached around 150 centimetres on October 29

Tourists at sea as floods sweep Venice

Rain-soaked tourists in Venice were barred from an inundated St. Mark’s Square on Monday, as fierce winds and rains lashing much of the country drenched the floating city. As local…

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EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in…

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UK foreign minister sits down with Aung San Suu Kyi

British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt met on Thursday with embattled Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the first high-profile state visit to the country since the UN slammed her…

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S Korean builders of collapsed dam in Laos demanded to show responsibility

A small group of representatives of two South Korean civic groups rallied in Seoul in front of the SK Engineering & Construction Company, builder of the Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy hydro-electric dam…

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Foreign Ministry rebuts UN human rights report denouncing Thailand 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has refuted a UN report listing Thailand among 38 countries denounced for allegedly carrying out “shameful” practices, including harsh reprisals and intimidation against people cooperating…

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Russian, Chinese militaries put their power on display in dramatic drills

Russian and Chinese armed forces are putting up one of the world’s biggest military exercises in decades.   The main stage of the Vostok-2018 strategic drills was held at the Tsugol…

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Thailand among countries denounced by UN for “shameful” practices against people fighting for human rights

Thailand has been listed among 38 countries that the United Nations denounces for carrying out “shameful” practices, including harsh reprisals and intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights….

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EU-Asean seamless open sky policy to be launched this year: Arkhom

The EU-South East Asia Aviation Partnership Project, a new aviation partnership between the European Union (EU) and Asean is expected to be formally launched by the end of this year,…

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This NASA handout photo shows a view from the International Space Station of Hurricane Florence off the US east coast in the Atantic Ocean on September 10, 2018.

“Monster” Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

(Reuters) – Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Wednesday,…

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New High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is seen on a TV screen delivering her speech during the opening day of the 39th UN Council of Human Rights in Geneva on September 10, calling for the creation of a new “mechanism” tasked with preparing criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar.

UN human rights chief calls for new “mechanism” to deal with atrocities against Rohingya 

GENEVA — New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet today called for the setting up of a new “mechanism” to prepare criminal indictments over atrocities committed in Myanmar,…

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Watch out for G-Z comet on September 10-11

Star gazers in Thailand will have a chance to watch the arrival of a comet, known as Goiacobini-Zinner or G-Z comet on the night of September 10 and the early…

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Najib did a string of wrongdoings:  Mahathir

Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has accused his predecessor, Datuk Seri Najib Razak, of accumulating a string of wrongdoings which require the authorities to sift through all of them in stages,…

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