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 2018-12-11 01:08 

Bangkok Post

China blocks iPhone sales over patent dispute...

WASHINGTON: A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute, US chipmaking giant Qualcomm said Monday....

 2018-12-11 00:19 

Bangkok Post

Ministry puts 18 firms under the hammer...

The Finance Ministry plans to put the first 18 privately owned companies in which it owns less than a 50% stake on sale later this month....

 2018-12-11 00:10 

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Egat faces competition in bids to operate large power plants...

Thailand's power-generating capacity will be deregulated in the near future, meaning the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) must compete with private firms at auctions for new large power plants, according to the tentative n...

 2018-12-11 00:04 

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Parties call for constitution to be ripped up...

Representatives from political parties slammed the coup-sponsored 2017 charter on Monday, branded "Section 44" of being another form of coup and suggested the constitution should be amended after the House of Representatives is in place....

 2018-12-10 23:55 

Bangkok Post

Year-end 'bonus' won't be axed...

The Comptroller-General's Department on Monday assured social welfare recipients that the government will not cancel its 500-baht New Year's giveaway, after scores of welfare cardholders in several regions rushed to the state-owned Krungthai Bank&...

 2018-12-10 23:37 

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Ballot format to be decided next week...

The Election Commission (EC) is expected to decide next week on the format of the ballot paper for the upcoming general election....

 2018-12-10 22:25 

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Last-gasp free kick earns Everton 2-2 draw...

LIVERPOOL: Lucas Digne curled home a free kick in the sixth minute of injury time to earn Everton a 2-2 draw with Watford after a wild second half featuring three goals and a saved penalty in the English Premier League on Monday....

 2018-12-10 21:00 

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Police bust 'brain-for-hire' syndicate...

Six Chinese nationals and one American citizen have been detained after admitting having been hired to do a standardised college admissions test for other people in Thailand....

 2018-12-10 21:00 

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PPRP seeks green light from EC for B600m fundraiser...

The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) said on Monday it will organise a fundraising activity if the Election Commission (EC) decides that is not in violation of the current ban on parties engaging in political activities....

 2018-12-10 21:00 

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TAT pivots to niche markets across Asia...

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has a new scheme to micro-target niche tourist markets like Indonesian women and Japanese students....

 2018-12-10 21:00 

Bangkok Post

More rain to fall in the South...

Parts of Nakhon Si Thammarat and areas in other southern provinces have been inundated after heavy rains that are forecast to continue this week....

 2018-12-10 20:57 

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Macron ups minimum wage, cuts taxes on aged...

PARIS: Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron announced a series of strong financial measures Monday in a bid to defuse the "yellow vest" protests which have roiled the country....

 2018-12-10 20:40 

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Barrier Reef corals adapt to warmer waters...

SYDNEY: Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said Tuesday, a "silver lining" for the embattled ecosys...

 2018-12-10 19:11 

Bangkok Post

Court to hear AlAraibi extradition case...

The Criminal Court has scheduled an extradition hearing on Tuesday for a former member of the Bahrain national football team, now wanted political crimes....

 2018-12-10 18:02 

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India central bank chief quits after spat with government...

NEW DELHI: The head of India's central bank resigned on Monday following a public spat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration about alleged government interference....

 2018-12-10 17:30 

Bangkok Post

May calls off MPs' vote on her Brexit deal...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday postponed Parliament's vote on her Brexit divorce deal with the European Union, acknowledging that lawmakers would have rejected it by a "significant margin."...

 2018-12-10 16:45 

Bangkok Post

Twitter CEO blasted for missing Rohingya plight in Myanmar tweets...

SINGAPORE: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Mu...

 2018-12-10 13:08 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong launches new smart ID cards...

The first batch of Hongkongers picked up their new smart identity cards from kiosks and collection centres around the city on Monday....

 2018-12-10 12:39 

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Myanmar seizes heroin haul worth $4.7m: police...

YANGON: Myanmar has seized 370 kilogrammes of heroin worth $4.7 million during a raid in the northeast, police said, the latest big bust in the world's second-largest opium producer after Afghanistan....

 2018-12-10 12:37 

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Danish company ISS to close in Thailand, 12 other countries...

COPENHAGEN: A leading facility services company says it will shut down operations in Thailand and 12 other countries as it tries to boost growth and simplify its business....

 2018-12-10 12:24 

Bangkok Post

King sponsors rite for cyclist who died during biking event...

SURAT THANI: His Majesty the King has granted a royally-sponsored chanting and cremation ceremony for a cyclist who died on Sunday during the "Bike Un Ai Rak" event....

 2018-12-10 11:18 

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Freed from jail, Cambodian surrogate mothers raise Chinese children...

OUDONG, Cambodia: Sophea was eight months pregnant when Cambodian police told her she would have to keep the baby that was never meant to be hers - and forfeit the $10,000 she was promised for acting as a surrogate for a Chinese couple....

 2018-12-10 11:18 

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Freed Cambodian surrogate mothers raise Chinese children...

OUDONG, Cambodia: Sophea was eight months pregnant when Cambodian police told her she would have to keep the baby that was never meant to be hers - and forfeit the $10,000 she was promised for acting as a surrogate for a Chinese couple....

 2018-12-10 10:52 

Bangkok Post

Critic: Thailand under rich, powerful with Prayut next PM...

The rich and the powerful will continue to rule Thailand and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will be the next prime minister, as the regime plans, but will come under pressure, social critic Thirayuth Boonmee forewarned on Monday....

 2018-12-10 10:52 

Bangkok Post

Thirayuth: Regime has 'plot to cling to power'...

The rich and the powerful will continue to rule Thailand and Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha will be the next prime minister, as the regime plans, but will come under pressure, social critic Thirayuth Boonmee forewarned on Monday....

 2018-12-10 10:45 

Bangkok Post

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant...

TOKYO: Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell....

 2018-12-10 10:45 

Bangkok Post

China slams 'inhumane' treatment of Huawei executive...

BEIJING: China on Monday ratcheted up its protest over the arrest of an executive of telecom giant Huawei on a US warrant in Canada, calling reports of her treatment "inhumane" as she seeks her release on bail for health reasons....

 2018-12-10 10:44 

Bangkok Post

Twitter CEO slammed for ignoring Rohingya plight in Myanmar...

SINGAPORE: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has come under fire for tweets about his meditation retreat in Myanmar and encouraging people to visit the country without mentioning what the United Nations has described as "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya Mu...

 2018-12-10 10:36 

Bangkok Post

Philippine shares lead Southeast Asia stock slide...

Southeast Asian stock markets slipped on Monday, after worries about a slowdown in global growth along with trade war concerns between the world's two largest economies kept investors on the back foot....

 2018-12-10 09:50 

Bangkok Post

Thief strands late night swimmers in their underwear...

PATTAYA: Two tourists from Chiang Mai who went for swim in the early hours of Monday morning received the shock of the lives when they returned to the beach and found thieves had made off with their clothes, cash and mobile phones....

 2018-12-10 09:48 

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Floods hit Bang Saphan Noi again, downpour alert issued...

PRACHUAP KHIRI KHAN: The Bang Saphan Noi municipality was flooded again on Monday after overnight heavy rains pounded the town and nearby areas....

 2018-12-10 09:45 

Bangkok Post

May pushes Brexit deal as EU court offers way out...

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday began a final push to persuade parliament to back her Brexit deal as the European Court of Justice ruled Britain was free to halt withdrawal from the bloc unilaterally....

 2018-12-10 09:32 

Bangkok Post

Google, Facebook face Australia crackdown over market power...

Google and Facebook face a regulatory crackdown in Australia after the nation's competition watchdog joined a chorus of international criticism over their use of data and the market power they wield across news and advertising....

 2018-12-10 09:09 

Bangkok Post

Temperatures in Hong Kong dip to as low as 7.9 degrees Celsius...

Hong Kong woke to a cold Monday morning with some areas seeing temperatures as low as 7.9 degrees Celsius, as the city's official weather forecaster predicted even colder days ahead....

 2018-12-10 07:29 

Bangkok Post

AirAsia's Vietnam venture hopes to take off in August...

HANOI: The Vietnam partner of AirAsia Group Bhd expects their new carrier to begin operations in August, joining the ranks of low-cost airlines in Southeast Asia as a growing middle class spurs many to travel by air....

 2018-12-10 07:13 

Bangkok Post

Poor queue to withdraw govt's B500 New Year handout...

Registered poor people flocked to ATMs of state-owned Krungthai Bank nationwide to withdraw the 500-baht New Year giveaway from the government that cost taxpayers 7.25 billion baht....

 2018-12-10 05:58 

Bangkok Post

The US has Huawei in cuffs. China Has the US in chains...

Imagine you are a product engineer for a US device brand based in China. You have had to submit your passport for annual visa renewal....

 2018-12-10 04:47 

Bangkok Post

Chinese student was taking diet pills before she died...

KHON KAEN: A female Chinese student, 23, had been dead four days before her body was discovered at a local dormitory on Sunday, and was believed to have been taking weight-loss medication, police said on Monday....

 2018-12-10 04:45 

Bangkok Post

Asia markets tumble, dealers buffeted by negative issues...

HONG KONG: Asian markets sank on Monday as investors juggled a number of negative issues that have fuelled worries about the global outlook....

 2018-12-10 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Nobel peace prize shines light on rape in conflict...

OSLO: Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi activist Nadia Murad, an ISIS sex slave survivor, will be presented with the Nobel Peace Prize on Monday, as they challenge the world to combat rape as a weapon of war....

 2018-12-10 03:05 

Bangkok Post

Japan excludes Huawei, ZTE from gov't procurement...

TOKYO: Japan decided Monday to effectively exclude Chinese telecommunication equipment giants Huawei Technologies Co and ZTE Corp from public procurement, the government said....

 2018-12-10 03:04 

Bangkok Post

Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars...

TORONTO: A top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released o...

 2018-12-10 02:29 

Bangkok Post

Gold prices steady at B19,400...

Gold prices were unchanged at 19,400.00 baht per baht-weight in Bangkok on Monday....

 2018-12-10 02:16 

Bangkok Post

Ministries enlisted to cut fertiliser costs...

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has urged the Commerce and Agriculture and Cooperatives ministries to work with manufacturers to cut fertiliser prices by 30% to support the farm sector....

 2018-12-10 01:03 

Bangkok Post

Salary increases rebound for first time in four years...

Salary increases in Asia-Pacific recorded a modest rebound this year for the first time since 2014, according to Willis Towers Watson, a global risk management, brokerage and advisory company....

 2018-12-10 00:01 

Bangkok Post

Conservation fund to add solar panels...

The Energy Conservation Fund has approved 1.625 billion baht for installation of solar panels at schools and hospitals in rural provinces and set aside 9.287 billion baht for new energy conservation in 2019, starting March 1....

 2018-12-09 23:30 

Bangkok Post

Thai coach unruffled by tough draw...

Thailand have been drawn in a tough group, which includes defending champions the United States, for next year's Fifa Women's World Cup first round battles, but their coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian is seeing it as a good turn of events for the Chab...

 2018-12-09 22:49 

Bangkok Post

Whiff of populism in latest schemes...

A tranche of seemingly populist policies has been sprouting forth from the military-led government, pointing to something much more than a bid to boost domestic demand amid a murky economic outlook....

 2018-12-09 21:30 

Bangkok Post

Second-hand car sales take criminal turn for the worse...

It is now not enough to buy a second-hand car just by looking for the right vehicle in reasonable condition at an inexpensive price....

 2018-12-09 21:14 

Bangkok Post

EC downplays furore over ballot papers...

The Election Commission (EC) has said it will gather opinions on the format of the ballot paper for the Feb 24 general election from all stakeholders before finalising the design this week....

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