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Call for more talks as fresh rally looms
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:24:00 +0700

The Chiang Mai provincial governor has been ordered to initiate new talks with parties involved in the conflict over the controversial housing project for judges and staff of the Administrative Office of Appeal Region 5 at the foot of Doi Suthep mountain.

No slipping in sight
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:53:00 +0700

Let's start by peeling back the numbers: Thailand shipped between 329 million and 470 million baht worth of fresh bananas annually over the past five years, with 2017’s figure amounting to 467.42 million baht, up 41.8% year-on-year.

'Penguin' sets up Student Union coalition
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:32:00 +0700

Led by activist Parit "Penguin" Chiwarak, students from 10 universities have set up the Student Union of Thailand in a bid to tackle undemocratic politics, economic inequality and social injustice.

More real than reality
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:30:00 +0700

‘This is my favourite room!” exclaimed teamLab member Takashi Kudo as he led us through a maze of hanging crystal lights. With the LEDs glimmering and dancing around us like stars, it felt like we were drifting through a cosmic universe. Taking out his phone, Kudo, with a swipe of his finger, suddenly made it rain. White lights trickled down from the hanging crystal strips mimicking raindrops,...

Dammed if you do
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:22:00 +0700

Laos’ latest announcement of a decision to go ahead with its fourth 770-megawatt Pak Laydam project has sent an alarming sign that the tide of hydropower development on the mainstream Mekong River is not just unstoppable, but accelerating.

Thai beaten, dumped dead in Sydney ditch
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:17:00 +0700

The family of a Thai man whose body was found dumped on the side of a busy Sydney road this month is asking the Royal Thai Police (RTP) to send Australian police his fingerprints so they can receive the body for funeral rites.

Laid-back, sustainable and local
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:05:00 +0700

Located in Phangnga Bay in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is situated right between Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi. The small island is a popular destination for visitors who look for a quiet vacation, a place close to nature or who seek to experience the local way of life of fishermen.

THAI names new chairman, source says
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:53:00 +0700

The board of Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) Wednesday approved the appointment of Ekniti Nitithanprapas, director-general of the Revenue Department, as the carrier’s new chairman of the board of directors, says a source who was at the meeting.

Govt sets party talks for early next week
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:40:00 +0700

The pre-election talks with political parties are expected to take place early next week, Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon said Wednesday.

New tax to encourage B20 use
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 05:46:00 +0700

The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail price three baht per litre cheaper than the latter’s, says a senior official.

Travel News

Laid-back, sustainable and local
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 07:05:00 +0700

Located in Phangnga Bay in the Andaman Sea, Koh Yao Noi is situated right between Phuket, Phangnga and Krabi. The small island is a popular destination for visitors who look for a quiet vacation, a place close to nature or who seek to experience the local way of life of fishermen.

Airport immigration procedures surge
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:28:00 +0700

The Immigration Bureau (IB) saw the number of immigration clearance service procedures rise to 41.9 million or a 31.33% increase in the first half of this year.

Paris open-air booksellers seek Unesco status
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:45:00 +0700

PARIS: After baguettes and bistros, second-hand booksellers along the banks of the Seine River in Paris are pushing to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on Unesco's list of "intangible heritage".

Paris puts final touches to Eiffel Tower anti-terror walls
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:45:00 +0700

PARIS: Paris is set to unveil thick bulletproof glass walls and metal fences around the Eiffel Tower, designed to protect France's most famous monument from terrorist attacks.

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