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Pheu Thai politicians charged with sedition

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Three politicians from the party ousted by Thailand's generals were charged on Monday with sedition for holding a press conference, as dissent grows before the fourth anniversary of the junta's 2014 coup.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak.

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean


LOS ANGELES - Authorities in Hawaii have warned of dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano reached the Pacific Ocean.

Red-shirt leader's wife deemed unusually wealthy

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The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has resolved to ask the Supreme Court to confiscate assets worth 42.82 million baht from former Pheu Thai MP Rapipun Pongreangrong, wife of red-shirt leader Arisman Pongreangrong, for having …

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Thailand wearies of junta rule, election promise still vague

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Four years after seizing power, Thailand's junta has a singular success it never hoped for: uniting a politically divided nation in growing dissatisfaction with the thin-skinned rule of the generals.


Thai Airways finds new CEO after almost two-year search


Thai Airways International Plc on Monday said it has found a new president and chief executive, almost two years after the retirement of the national carrier's former head.


Inquiry into racing cyclist seen shoving competitor off bike


NAKHON PHANOM: The Thai Cycling Association (TCA) is to investigate the alleged unsportsmanlike conduct of a rider seen in a video forcefully shouldering another competitor with his shoulder and causing a pileup as he raced to the finish…

Growth hits 5-year high as exports climb

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Thailand’s economic growth surged to a five-year high last quarter, beating all economists’ estimates as rebounding farm output added to gains from exports and private consumption.


Stars urge Indonesia to ban 'brutal' trade in dog meat

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JAKARTA: International stars of acting, music and sports have signed a letter urging Indonesia's president to ban what they say is a brutal trade in dog and cat meat for human consumption.


US, China back off on tariffs, easing trade tensions


WASHINGTON: US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Sunday that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off from imposing tariffs on each other, a day after reaching an accord on slashing the American trade deficit with China.

Ariya wins Kingsmill tournament on second playoff hole

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WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA: Ariya Jutanugarn returned to her winning ways Sunday with a victory on the second playoff hole at the Kingsmill Championship.


'Culture of lawfulness' urged


Thailand must foster a "culture of lawfulness" in order to achieve the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 16, ensuring peace, justice and strong institutions, a seminar was told.


School backs down on headscarf ban


PATTANI: The director of a local school that prohibited students from wearing Islamic headscarves has backed down from his ban after senior education authorities stepped in following complaints from parents.

Foreigners continue call for lifting ownership cap

Foreign businesses have repeated their call for the government to allow foreign ownership of Thai businesses to exceed 49%, saying it will help tackle the controversial nominee issue.

A unique bond

If Zack Blackmon Jr were to tell you that he's a direct descendant of the original Siamese Twins Eng and Chang Bunker, there's no way you'd believe him. White skinned, blue eyed and with a delightfully thick North Carolinian accent,…

Girding for GDPR


The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, raising the bar for data protection and privacy practices and forcing Thailand to speed up passage of the Personal Data Protection Act.

Making better connections

When the new term starts this August, Chulalongkorn University students will be witnessing more tangible, digital developments taking shape as the "pillar of the nation" edges towards its ambitions of producing more worldly students and…

Startups get a boost with new official website


The National Innovation Agency (NIA) has launched "startupthailand.org", a revamped version of its former website aimed at becoming a hub for Thai startups and fostering growth in the Thai startup ecosystem.

Thailand steamroll Germany

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Thailand overwhelmed Germany 5-0 to get their Uber Cup campaign off to a flying start at Impact Arena, Muang Thong Thani, on Sunday.


Golf: Catlin beats Natipong at Asia-Pacific Classic


American John Catlin won his first Asian Tour title Sunday finishing off the final day of play at 16-under-par over four rounds at the Asia-Pacific Classic in central China.

Sunday, May 20

Sudarat hits back at NCPO over court threats

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Pheu Thai leader Sudarat Keyuraphan on Sunday reprimanded the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) for pressing charges against her party.

Coup clique outstays welcome as problems mount

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As the military government moves closer towards marking a full four years in power, many university students are displeased with its commitment to politics and what it has achieved.

Political parties broaden policy offerings to public

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Contenders broaden policies on offer to appeal to LGBT, mixed race voters and youngsters.

A mad, mad week

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Week Three of the 2019-2020 election campaign was Crazy Week. There always is at least one.

Saturday, May 19

Tears and cheers for royal newlyweds

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WINDSOR, England: There was silence along the Long Walk in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared…

Art space: the final frontier

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Out of the blue, Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang recently floated the idea that City Hall should take over managing the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

Friday, May 18

Many feared dead as Cuba airliner crashes on takeoff

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HAVANA: A Cuban state airways plane with 104 passengers crashed shortly after taking off from Havana Friday, leaving a wreck of smoldering fuselage, as the country's president warned many people were feared dead.

Pheu Thai determined to fight NCPO's charges

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Pheu Thai is threatening to counter-sue the National Council for Peace and Order for laying charges of illegal political assembly and computer crime against the party over Thursday's news conference, when it criticised the military regime…

Airbnb bookings illegal, court declares

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People who rent out their rooms via Airbnb on a daily or weekly basis are acting illegally, according to a recent court ruling handed down to the Wan Vayla Condo in Hua Hin.

A weird and wonderful journey

When Roger Crutchley set off from London on a mainly overland sojourn to Australia as a 22-year-old, little did he know that he had embarked on an adventure of a lifetime. Fate had him destined to head towards Thailand instead, which…

Thursday, May 17

Hawaii volcano erupts anew, emits 30,000-foot ash plume


HONOLULU: Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted anew before dawn Thursday, shooting a steely grey plume of ash from its summit about 30,000 feet (9,100 metres) into the sky that began raining down on a nearby town.

NCPO takes legal action against Pheu Thai

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The National Council for Peace and Order plans legal action against the Pheu Thai Party for holding a press conference where it criticised the NCPO's performance in administering the country.

Magic Skin suspect's Porsche ditched in parking lot

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Police seized a Porsche Boxster car allegedly owned by a suspect in the Magic Skin products case at Chao Phraya 3 massage parlour in Bang Phlad district, Bangkok, early on Thursday.

Discovering historic Thon Buri

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To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the establishment of Thon Buri as the former Thai capital last year, the Fine Arts Department has been conserving the old walls and moat of Thon Buri. It recently made public its findings about newly…

Wednesday, May 16

Chuan won't run, backs Abhisit as premier

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Former Democrat Party leader Chuan Leekpai has hosed down speculation of his possible return as prime minister by vouching for incumbent leader Abhisit Vejjajiva to retain the role and vie to lead the county by contesting the general…

Greenpeace: Paper giant cut forests during conservation pact

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Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world's largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation.

Monkey islands proposed to protect people

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The National Legislative Assembly's animal protection committee has proposed relocating excess monkey populations to selected islands to lessen the problem of simian conflict with human communities.

World Cup kicks off retail frenzy


The upcoming World Cup 2018 is kicking up feverish sentiment in Thailand's retail and commercial sectors.