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US and China extend trade talks; Xi-Trump meeting may follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and Chinese negotiators agreed Friday to extend high-level trade talks through the weekend, and President Donald Trump said he hoped to meet next month at his…

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Thailand’s dry season officially starts today

Thursday marked the official beginning of Thailand’s 3-month-long summer with temperatures in all parts of the country expected to average 1-2 degrees Celsius higher than the last year and 10-30 percent less than normal rainfall….

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Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s global icon, dies in Paris

PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring…

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FAA lists 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards that need rectification

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has identified 26 flaws in Thailand’s aviation standards during its recent inspection and has recommended that they be rectified if Thailand is to regain…

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UK lawmakers brand Facebook “‘digital gangsters”

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules to keep Facebook and other tech firms from acting like “digital gangsters” and intentionally violating…

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PM joins those hitting back at Pheu Thai party in defence of the military

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have joined the chorus defending military spending and mandatory conscription against increasing criticism from anti-junta politicians, particularly Pheu Thai…

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PM concerned about alleged distortion of rice bill

Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is concerned about alleged distortion of the contents of the upcoming Rice Bill in a way which may cause public misunderstanding. He insists the Bill…

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Tham Luang cave to be closed from Feb 19

Thailand’s famous Tham Luang cave in the northern province of Chiang Rai will close to all visitors from February 19th to allow Thai Navy SEALs to recover equipment left in…

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Election Commission rejects 2 PM and 107 party-list candidates

Thailand’s Election Commission announced today that 107 party-list and two prime ministerial candidates have been disqualified. Of the 2,917 party-list registered candidates from 77 political parties, 2,810 candidates as well…

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Prayuth most favoured PM candidate while Pheu Thai party leads – Nida Poll

Prayut Chan-o-cha currently tops the list of prime ministerial candidates, but the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party is ahead, according to the latest NIDA Poll (National Institute of Development Administration). The…

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Pheu Thai demands dissolution of Palang Pracharat in response to Thai Raksa Chart’s possible disbandment

The Pheu Thai party has retaliated against the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party by demanding that the Election Commission dissolve that party as well, following action taken against the pro-Thaksin Thai…

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Charter Court to decide Thursday whether to rule on Thai Raksa Chart’s fate

The Constitutional Court will decide by tomorrow afternoon whether or not to accept for consideration the request of the Election Commission to have the pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart Party dissolved…

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Smog problem made worse in the provinces by sugarcane burning

While Bangkok and surrounding provinces enjoy improved air conditions, the smog situation in several northern and northeastern provinces is deteriorating due mainly to the burning of vegetation, sugarcane in particular….

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Cabinet approves five-day Songkran holiday

Songkran revelers will have five days to enjoy the Thailand’s annual water festival this year, after the Cabinet approved an additional public holiday on Friday April 12th. Government assistant spokesman…

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Election Commission yet to decide on Thai Raksa Chart’s fate

Chairman of the Election Commission Itthiporn Boonprakong denied that the commission has already made a decision to have the  pro-Thaksin Thai Raksa Chart party dissolved for nominating  Princess Ubolratana as its prime…

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A rain-making chopper crash-lands but three airmen escape safely

A helicopter belonging to the Royal Rain-making and Agricultural Aviation Department crash-landed while on a training flight in the central province of Nakhon Sawan this afternoon (Wednesday). The pilot, a…

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Palang Pracharat party has Plan B if Gen Prayut turns down its invitation

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party has worked out a Plan B in case Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha declines the party’s invitation to become its prime ministerial candidate, said Mr Sontirat…

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Thai Foreign Ministry clarifies the jailed Bahraini footballer’s saga

Thailand hopes that Australia and Bahrain, both good friends of Thailand, will mutually work in good faith to come up with a “win-win” solution over the fate of jailed Bahraini…

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Trump says to meet North Korea’s Kim in Vietnam in late February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would hold his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28, while giving himself…

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Democrats unveil ten policies to make Bangkok livable, clean, safe

Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva today presented ten policies to upgrade the livelihood of the people in Bangkok by making the city “livable, beautiful, clean, safe and with opportunities”. He…

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Much fanfare expected at first day of registration of election candidates

Registration of candidates for the much-awaited election scheduled for March 24 will begin tomorrow morning (Monday) for all 350 constituencies nationwide. Special attention, however, will focus on Bangkok where the…

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Most people want PM to use “bitter pill” to deal with smog problem: Suan Dusit Poll

Most people in and around Bangkok feel that the smog problem has reached a critical level and that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha should invoke his special powers under Section 44…

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First nesting of a Ridley’s turtle in 23 years on Phang-nga beach

After a 23 year absence from the beach in Thai Muang district of the southern Thai province of Phang-nga, Ridley’s turtles have returned to the beaches to breed, causing excitement…

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World’s 26 richest own same wealth as poorest half of humanity: Oxfam

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND (AFP) – The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said on Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the…

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Trump, Kim to meet anew in February after N.Korean visits White House

President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid…

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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

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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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