European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers her speech during a debate on the social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine, Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

EU leader calls for Russian oil ban in new set of sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top official on Wednesday called on the 27-nation bloc to ban oil imports from Russia in a sixth package of sanctions targeting Moscow for…

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Single-use plastic and Styrofoam products banned from Thai national parks

Effective today (Wednesday), all single-use plastic and Styrofoam items are banned from all of Thailand’s national parks. According to the announcement by the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant…

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People wearing face shields and masks amid the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic visit a popular shopping market hours before Christmas eve in Manila on December 24, 2020. (Photo by STR / AFP)

Philippines to ban U.S. travellers from Sunday

MANILA, Jan 1 (Reuters) – The Philippines will prohibit the entry of foreign travellers from the United States from Sunday after the more infectious new variant of the coronavirus was…

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Thailand’s Hazardous Substances Committee upholds ban on farm chemicals

Contrary to speculation by anti-paraquat groups, the Hazardous Substances Committee has reconfirmed its ban on the production, import, export and possession of the herbicide paraquat and pesticide chlorpyrifos, which came…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 10, 2020, protesters flash the “Hunger Games” salute during a pro-democracy rally at Thammasat University in Pathum Thani, north of Bangkok. – The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests led by pro or anti-establishment veterans with well-funded backing.

Thammasat U alumni group urges ban of September 19th rally on campus

A group of Thammasat University alumni, led by outspoken former lecturer Kaewsan Atipothi, has voiced strong objection to the use of the university’s Tha Prachan campus for the holding of…

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Thammasat U will ban Saturday’s protest on its campus if guidelines not followed

Thammasat University has forbidden the Thammasat Alliance Group to use the Tha Prachan campus to stage a protest rally on September 19th unless it formally agrees to comply with the…

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Thailand’s in-bound flight ban extended until end of June

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has extended the ban on all flights into Thailand, except diplomatic, technical, medical and emergency landings, until June 30th, or until there is…

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NHSC votes to ban paraquat and chlorpyrifos in Thailand effective June 1st 2020

Thailand’s National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) today (Thursday) voted not to postpone the June 1st deadline for the ban two toxic weed killers, paraquat and chlorpyrifos. Twenty-four of the 28…

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Ban on liquor sales in Bangkok from April 10-20

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is to ban all wholesale and retail sales of liquor from tomorrow (Friday) until April 20th, in an escalated effort to prevent social gatherings during…

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Thailand closed to arriving flights for three days after incident

The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CVAT) has stopped all international flights from landing in Thailand for three days, from midnight last night, after some members of a group of…

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Jatuporn urges Future Forward committee to quit as MPs before court ordered dissolution

United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD) leader, Jatuporn Promphan, has repeated his advice that executive committee members of the Future Forward party, who are also MPs, resign their seats…

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Anutin and Mananya claim ban on three farm chemicals remains intact

Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul and Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth have played down the apparent U-turn over the December 1st enforcement of the ban on paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos…

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Three controversial farm chemicals to be banned from December 1st

The National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) has agreed, by majority votes, to ban the import, sale and use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in Thailand from December 1st. The Committee…

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Future Forward party bans rogue MP from party activities

Future Forward MP for Chon Buri’s Constituency 7, Ms. Kavinnart Takhee, who twice voted against the party’s position, has been banned from engaging in party activities, pending a disciplinary probe….

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NHSC members who refuse to ban 3 controversial herbicides should leave the country – Deputy Agriculture Minister

Deputy Agriculture Minister Mananya Thaiseth has warned the 27 members of the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) to heed the public’s demand for a complete ban on paraquat, glyphosate and…

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Bhumjaithai ministers threaten to quit if controversial herbicides are not banned

Increasing pressure was applied to the National Hazardous Substances Committee (NHSC) when Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul announced today that the Bhumjaithai party’s ministers, who oversee…

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Panel bans three controversial herbicides effective December 1

The four-party working committee, set up at the order of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, agreed unanimously today to ban the production, import, sale and use of paraquat glyphosate and chlorpyrifos…

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Motorcyclists demand the right to use under and overpasses in Bangkok

About 500 motorcyclists rallied in front of the City Hall in Bangkok on Sunday to demand the right to use under and overpasses, which they have been barred from using…

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Government urged to issue an executive decree to ban paraquat

A member of the Democrat Party’s policy committee has challenged the government to issue an executive decree to ban the use of the weed killer paraquat immediately. Mr. Atthawich Suwanpakdi…

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Calls for stricter control or a ban on use of single-use plastic bags

The death of baby dugong Mariam, which is being blamed on plastic found blocking her digestive system, has renewed calls for stricter control, or a complete ban on the use…

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US bans Myanmar army chief over Rohingya ‘ethnic cleansing’

The United States on Tuesday banned visits by Myanmar’s army chief and three other top officers due to their role in the “ethnic cleaning” of the Rohingya minority, urging accountability…

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Agriculture minister says paraquat cannot be banned now

Agriculture Minister Grisada Boonrach said he is ready to ban the use of three dangerous substances namely paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos in agriculture if this is legally permissible. Although the…

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Public Health bans foods containing trans fats

A ministerial order has been issued by the Public Health Ministry banning the production, import and distribution of food containing trans fat. The order which was issued on June 13…

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