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 2019-12-16 03:01 

Bangkok Post

Giving back 'a key' to meaningful lives...

Contributing to local communities -- rather than endlessly pursuing wealth and fame -- will make our lives more meaningful and happier, a discussion was told on Sunday....

 2019-12-16 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: report...

PARIS: Low- and middle-income countries risk seeing their development progress slashed by the double-edged sword of obesity and undernutrition, both caused by a lack of access to affordable healthy food, a report in The Lancet warned Monday....

 2019-12-16 02:45 

Bangkok Post

France extradites 'butcher' of Argentine dictatorship...

PARIS: An Argentine ex-police officer linked to the murder of hundreds of people during the country's "dirty war" was on a plane to Buenos Aires on Monday, after France extradited him to face trial over the disappearance of a student....

 2019-12-16 02:31 

Bangkok Post

Charter allows exploitation: activist...

The constitution neglects communities by allowing outsiders to exploit local resources and wealth, a forum was told....

 2019-12-16 02:01 

Bangkok Post

MRTA set to splurge on electric rail, new tollways...

The government is committed to spend about 640 billion baht next year on major public transport projects, including new electric rail routes in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Nakhon Ratchasima, says the Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA)....

 2019-12-16 01:35 

Bangkok Post

US trade negotiator hails 'remarkable' deal with China...

WASHINGTON: The US-China trade deal is "remarkable" in scope but it won't solve all the problems between the world's two biggest economies, the top US negotiator said Sunday....

 2019-12-16 01:31 

Bangkok Post

Speaker to get B7.5m official car...

The House of Representatives secretary-general has confirmed an official car for Parliament President Chuan Leekpai is being bought for 7.5 million baht....

 2019-12-16 01:01 

Bangkok Post

K-Research: AMC numbers climbing...

The number of asset management companies (AMCs) in Thailand has increased significantly over the past eight years, representing hopes to capitalise on business opportunities amid higher bad-asset divestment by financial institutions, according to Kasikorn...

 2019-12-16 00:55 

Bangkok Post

US expelled two Chinese diplomats on spying claims...

WASHINGTON: The United States quietly expelled two Chinese embassy officials in September after they drove onto a sensitive military base in Virginia, The New York Times reported Sunday....

 2019-12-16 00:31 

Bangkok Post

Finance Ministry readies rejig to create fairer tax system...

The Finance Ministry is likely to announce some tax restructuring early next year to create fairer taxation, says permanent secretary Prasong Poontaneat....

 2019-12-16 00:01 

Bangkok Post

Asean paves path towards better FTAs...

Thailand looks poised to improve free trade agreements (FTAs) under the Asean framework next year, aiming to extend tariff cuts to cover more products, particularly sensitive items....

 2019-12-15 23:41 

Bangkok Post

Pareena land case plots a legal minefield...

All eyes are now on law enforcement officers over whether there will be "double standards" in their handling of an alleged forest land encroachment case by Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) MP Pareena Kraikupt....

 2019-12-15 23:31 

Bangkok Post

Depa aims to train 1,000 officials in big data skills...

The Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa) aims to provide big data skills training for 1,000 government officers in 2020 as part of efforts to use the technology for the country's development....

 2019-12-15 23:01 

Bangkok Post

On the verge of a new beginning...

2020 is the year in which the long-overdue land and building tax takes effect, making landlords and homeowners subject to tax payment based on appraised value if their properties fall under the stipulated conditions....

 2019-12-15 22:41 

Bangkok Post

Crop loss claims skyrocketing...

Crop insurance premiums are likely to increase next year, with the claims loss ratio hitting 200% as a result of natural disasters throughout this year....

 2019-12-15 22:31 

Bangkok Post

Dictating the internet...

Disinformation or freedom of expression? Hate speech or free speech? Threat to national security or whistleblowing on corruption and tyranny?...

 2019-12-15 22:23 

Bangkok Post

Operators seek more domestic measures...

Tourism operators are calling for more effective measures from the government to help reinvigorate the slumping domestic tourism sector next year....

 2019-12-15 21:59 

Bangkok Post

Further criteria for smartcard recipients...

Car ownership, credit cards and family-based income will be added to qualification criteria for a new round of registration for state welfare smartcard holders, says a source at the Finance Ministry who requested anonymity....

 2019-12-15 21:31 

Bangkok Post

FFP faces legal strife over rally...

Police are preparing to take legal action against the organisers of a political rally on the Skywalk at Pathumwan intersection on Saturday for not obtaining permission required to stage a public gathering....

 2019-12-15 21:31 

Bangkok Post

Victory earns Jazz ticket to Masters...

JAKARTA: Thai rising star Jazz Janewattananond made his remarkable season even more memorable when he secured his fifth Asian Tour victory and a third one this season at the Indonesian Masters on Sunday....

 2019-12-15 13:45 

Bangkok Post

UK opposition chief Corbyn 'sorry' for election wipeout...

LONDON: Britain's main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn apologised Sunday for waging a disastrous campaign that handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month....

 2019-12-15 12:45 

Bangkok Post

Anger, relief but no joy as UN talks limp to an end...

MADRID: A marathon UN summit wrapped up Sunday with little to show, squeezing hard-earned compromises from countries over a global warming battle plan that fell well short of what science says is needed to tackle the climate crisis....

 2019-12-15 11:05 

Bangkok Post

Cambodia welcomes 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins this year...

Cambodian has welcomed 13 newborn Irrawaddy dolphins in Kratie and Stung Treng provinces so far this year, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)....

 2019-12-15 10:05 

Bangkok Post

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal match after player's criticism...

SINGAPORE: English Premier League soccer team Arsenal Football Club Plc is already facing repercussions after one of its star players made critical comments about the treatment of the Uighur minority in China....

 2019-12-15 09:48 

Bangkok Post

China delays tariffs on US autos, other goods in trade deal...

BEIJING: China's government says it will postpone planned punitive tariffs on US-made automobiles and other goods following an interim trade deal with Washington....

 2019-12-15 09:45 

Bangkok Post

Strong quake hits southern Philippines, at least 1 dead...

MANILA: A strong earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, killing at least one person and causing a three-story building to collapse, setting off a search for an unspecified number of people who were feared to ...

 2019-12-15 09:37 

Bangkok Post

Silom walking street...

Large crowds turn up on Silom Road on Sunday to take a stroll down the city's walking street that goes car-free on the third Sunday of the month from noon to 10pm. — Apichit Jinakul...

 2019-12-15 08:52 

Bangkok Post

Hong Kong protests change city's dating rules...

Unattached for more than two years, Joe, 30, was thrilled when he had a perfect first date in late August....

 2019-12-15 08:05 

Bangkok Post

12 year-old 'Milk' wins drone racing title again...

Wanraya "Milk" Wannapong continued her mastery in drone racing by retaining the crown in a world competition in China....

 2019-12-15 07:49 

Bangkok Post

In fragrant street food, city planners see a mess...

The coconut wood pestle hits the mortar, and the chili fumes rise in a cough-inducing haze. The lime rind bruises. Salted crab releases its funk, along with bits of claw and carapace....

 2019-12-15 07:45 

Bangkok Post

Southern Philippines hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake...

MANILA: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Sunday, geologists said, the same area struck by a string of deadly tremors in October....

 2019-12-15 07:45 

Bangkok Post

50 bodies unearthed from Mexican mass grave...

GUADALAJARA, Mexico: The bodies of at least 50 people have been unearthed from a mass grave at a farm outside Mexico's western city of Guadalajara, local authorities said....

 2019-12-15 07:10 

Bangkok Post

Fishing boat crewman missing off Samui...

SURAT THANI: A search involving ships and aircraft of the 2nd Naval Area has been launched for a fishing boat crew member who plunged into the sea off the district island of Samui and went missing late on Saturday night, according to a local media report....

 2019-12-15 06:45 

Bangkok Post

Tensions mount over French transport strike...

PARIS: Tensions between the French government and unions opposed to pension reforms mounted Sunday as a crippling transport strike entered its 11th day....

 2019-12-15 06:10 

Bangkok Post

Singapore govt again uses fake news law on opposition...

SINGAPORE: The Singapore government again invoked its recently enacted law against false information, ordering the opposition party to correct social-media and website posts about local employment rates....

 2019-12-15 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Cuba-US relations backslide five years after landmark thaw...

HAVANA: Five years ago this week, Washington and Havana surprised the world when they agreed to reopen diplomatic ties severed in 1961, but relations have since slid downhill as if on a fresh layer of Cold War ice....

 2019-12-15 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Lofty promises for autonomous cars unfulfilled...

NEW YORK: The first driverless cars were supposed to be deployed on the roads of American cities in 2019, but just a few days before the end of the year, the lofty promises of car manufacturers and Silicon Valley remain far from becoming reality....

 2019-12-15 05:45 

Bangkok Post

Chinese borrowers drown in online lending's 'bottomless pit'...

SHANGHAI - Telecoms engineer Peng Jiezhao's taste for new smartphones and expensive sneakers seemed like a harmless, if expensive, hobby -- until he started borrowing money from Chinese online lending sites to feed it....

 2019-12-15 05:42 

Bangkok Post

Collision kills one, hurts another in Phitsanulok...

PHITSANULOK: Two cars collided on Highway 117 in Muang district of this lower northern province on Sunday, killing the driver of one car and seriously injuring the other, police said....

 2019-12-15 05:39 

Bangkok Post

1 killed, 1 injured in Prachin Buri crash...

PRACHIN BURI: A man was killed and another seriously injured after a car and a pick-up collided head-on in Si Mahaphot district of this Central province east of Bangkok on Sunday morning, police said....

 2019-12-15 04:19 

Bangkok Post

House's lack of quorum will ruin people's faith in politics: Nida Poll...

A majority of people say the lack of a quorum in the House of Representatives, if allowed to happen frequently, will cause the people to feel bored and lose faith in politics, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute for Development Admini...

 2019-12-15 04:19 

Bangkok Post

House's lack of quorum will dim faith in politics: Poll...

A majority of people say the lack of a quorum in the House of Representatives, if allowed to happen frequently, will cause people to feel frustrated and lose faith in politics, according to an opinion survey by the National Institute for Development Admin...

 2019-12-15 03:27 

Bangkok Post

Pareena's land case tops 5 most interesting political issues: Suan Dusit Poll...

The land scandal involving Palang Pracharath MP for Ratchaburi Pareena Kraikupt is on top of the five most interesting political issues in the news, followed bythe possible dissolution of the Future Forward Party, according to an opinion survey by Suan Du...

 2019-12-15 03:27 

Bangkok Post

Pareena's land case more interesting than FFP dissolution: Poll...

The land scandal involving Palang Pracharath MP for Ratchaburi Pareena Kraikupt leads the top five most interesting political issues in the news, followed by the possible dissolution of the Future Forward Party, according to an opinion survey by Suan Dusi...

 2019-12-15 03:01 

Bangkok Post

Human rights classes in schools urged...

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will ask the cabinet to introduce lessons about basic human rights in schools nationwide next year....

 2019-12-15 02:01 

Bangkok Post

Dual citizenship poses 'security threat'...

PATTANI: The issue of people holding dual Thai-Malaysian citizenship has posed a national security threat for Thailand and Malaysia with both countries working hard to resolve it, a seminar was told....

 2019-12-15 01:45 

Bangkok Post

No luck in search for remaining bodies on New Zealand volcano...

WELLINGTON: Search teams returned to New Zealand's volcanic White Island on Sunday but there was no sign of two bodies still unaccounted for after last week's eruption, as police released the names of four more victims....

 2019-12-15 01:36 

The Nation

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Thanathorn sets the stage for 'real rally against dictatorship'...

Future Forward Party (FFP) leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit today (December 14) said that the gathering of his supporters today was just a precursor to the "real rally" next month....

 2019-12-15 01:01 

Bangkok Post

China closes Mekong River stretch...

China has declared a 60-kilometre section of Mekong River off-limits to all types of boats indefinitely while rock blasting is undertaken to widen the channel for commercial shipping operations....

 2019-12-15 00:45 

Bangkok Post

Mexico rejects bid in US Congress to impose trade-pact inspectors...

MEXICO CITY: Mexico rejected on Saturday an attempt in the US Congress that would send American inspectors into Mexican factories to ensure they respect labour protections provided by the new North American trade pact....

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