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Aston Martin DB11 gets V8 turbo power
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:12:00 +0200
Latest coupe from Britain adopts twin-turbo 4.0-litre powerplant from a technical collaboration with Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
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20 years on, scars from Asian financial meltdown linger
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:04:00 +0200
It's been 20 years since a financial meltdown spread through much of Asia, wrecking economies and bringing down governments.
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3-2-1 Liftoff!
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:06:00 +0200
About 1,200 homemade rockets take off during the Bung Fai Festival running from June 9-11 in Phanom Prai district, Roi Et province. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
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Yingluck to ask court to examine rice warehouses
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 08:00:00 +0200
Former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra said she would ask the Supreme Court to examine warehouses in Ang Thong which stored pledged rice during her administration when she arrived at the court for the 14th day of the presentation of her defence case...
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Thousands in Arizona flee as wildfires sweep western US
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:21:00 +0200
PRESCOTT VALLEY, ARIZONA -- A wildfire burning Wednesday through a dense Arizona forest has forced thousands of people from their homes, closed a major road and created a huge plume of smoke over the same area devastated by a blaze that killed 19 firefighters...
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US scrambles to begin 6-nation travel ban
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:26:00 +0200
WASHINGTON - Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security laboured Wednesday to finalise rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the...
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Trump, Republicans look for Plan B after healthcare delay
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:20:19 +0200
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Cyber attack continues its destructive world tour
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:18:00 +0200
The cyber attack is wreaking havoc across the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. - Reuters
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Hillsborough disaster: six people charged
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:16:19 +0200
Britain's state prosecution service on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, the country's worst sporting disaster. - REUTERS
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Over 20 migrants die as thousands rescued off Libya
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:14:00 +0200
Over 20 bodies have washed up on the Libyan coast as thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean. - Reuters
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Unsustainable welfare a time bomb
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:30:00 +0200
I don't believe any government would be insane enough to revoke the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UC) scheme, also known as the "gold card", or cut the benefits it provides to about 49 million Thais, let alone propose a co-payment scheme as feared by...
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A city best viewed from street level
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:25:00 +0200
Is Bangkok going to be made a "City of Seven Wonders"? After making us wonder with its 8.6-billion-baht riverside promenade, dubbed the "New Landmark of Thailand", the government is initiating a second wonder project as a new landmark for the capital...
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TIP report fails to budge
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:20:00 +0200
In releasing the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the US State Department has maintained Thailand's Tier 2 Watchlist status which means the country is not doing enough to combat this serious crime.
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PM urged to save satellite slots by fixing fee structure
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thaicom Plc, the country's sole satellite service provider, has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to invoke the powerful Section 44 to resolve uncertainty around the satellite business's new fee structure.
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PPP fast-tracks motorways
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Committee has approved to put two motorways worth a combined 142 billion baht under the fast-track PPP scheme, the first joint investment projects from the Highways Department in 20 years.
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GDP growth could hit 3.8% on exports
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thailand's economy could manage up to 3.8% growth this year if exports continue growing, says the government's planning unit.
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DLT slams brakes on customs car auction
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Customs Department has abruptly cancelled an auction of hundreds of confiscated vehicles after the Department of Land Transport refused to issue registration certificates for most of them.
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DSI raids TV station over pyramid scheme
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) said it has raided the Thai Muslim Television station in eastern Bangkok in search of evidence of a pyramid scheme it allegedly hatched behind its investment projects.
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Thailand again fails trafficking test
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thailand is disappointed with the US decision to keep the country on the Tier 2 Watchlist of its latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report but insists the latest ranking will not affect the country's export growth expected at 5% this year.
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Critics slam river tower construction
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Critics have slammed a 4.62-billion baht observatory tower project in the Klong San area, saying government-owned riverside land where the structure will be located will be set aside to serve the interests of the private sector.
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Ex-Thailand resident sentenced in hacking plot
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:16:00 +0200
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - A Pakistani man has been sentenced to four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million (679 million baht) as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme.
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Alibaba spending $1bn to raise stake in Lazada
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:42:00 +0200
SINGAPORE - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding is investing an additional US$1billion (34 billion baht) in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group, boosting its stake by nearly a third to 83% and amplifying its focus on the region.
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Cambodia tourism industry eyes more Russian visitors
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:55:00 +0200
The Cambodian Tourism Ministry has outlined the potential of tourism services and investment opportunities to Russia, hoping to attract tourists and investments to Cambodia.
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Elephant smuggling dispute reaches DSI
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:16:00 +0200
Wildlife authorities have asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to probe the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace for allegedly smuggling elephants to Germany and keeping wild elephants.
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Jaguar goes wild with XE SV Project 8
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:29:00 +0200
Roadworthy and track-ready Jaguar gets 600hp of power and only 300 units will be built in left-hand-drive form.
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Most important news of Thailand:
Pheu Thai wades into primary voting row
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:55:00 +0200
The Pheu Thai Party yesterday lodged a petition with the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) and the Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) calling for a review of the controversial political party law.
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BBL chooses fintech startups for InnoHub
Tue, 27 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Bangkok Bank (BBL) has picked eight local and overseas financial technology (fintech) startups to join the bank's fintech accelerator programme, as part of its quest to implement innovative financial products and services.
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Aston Martin DB11 gets V8 turbo power
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:12:00 +0200
Latest coupe from Britain adopts twin-turbo 4.0-litre powerplant from a technical collaboration with Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division.
© Bangkok Post
3-2-1 Liftoff!
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:06:00 +0200
About 1,200 homemade rockets take off during the Bung Fai Festival running from June 9-11 in Phanom Prai district, Roi Et province. — Jetjaras Na Ranong
© Bangkok Post
US scrambles to begin 6-nation travel ban
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:26:00 +0200
WASHINGTON - Senior officials from the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security laboured Wednesday to finalise rules for visitors from six mostly Muslim nations who hope to avoid the Trump administration's revived travel ban and come to the...
© Bangkok Post
Trump, Republicans look for Plan B after healthcare delay
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:20:19 +0200
...
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Hillsborough disaster: six people charged
Thu, 29 Jun 2017 03:16:19 +0200
Britain's state prosecution service on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, the country's worst sporting disaster. - REUTERS
© Bangkok Post
Unsustainable welfare a time bomb
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:30:00 +0200
I don't believe any government would be insane enough to revoke the Universal Healthcare Coverage (UC) scheme, also known as the "gold card", or cut the benefits it provides to about 49 million Thais, let alone propose a co-payment scheme as feared by...
© Bangkok Post
A city best viewed from street level
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:25:00 +0200
Is Bangkok going to be made a "City of Seven Wonders"? After making us wonder with its 8.6-billion-baht riverside promenade, dubbed the "New Landmark of Thailand", the government is initiating a second wonder project as a new landmark for the capital...
© Bangkok Post
TIP report fails to budge
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:20:00 +0200
In releasing the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, the US State Department has maintained Thailand's Tier 2 Watchlist status which means the country is not doing enough to combat this serious crime.
© Bangkok Post
PM urged to save satellite slots by fixing fee structure
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thaicom Plc, the country's sole satellite service provider, has urged Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to invoke the powerful Section 44 to resolve uncertainty around the satellite business's new fee structure.
© Bangkok Post
PPP fast-tracks motorways
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Committee has approved to put two motorways worth a combined 142 billion baht under the fast-track PPP scheme, the first joint investment projects from the Highways Department in 20 years.
© Bangkok Post
GDP growth could hit 3.8% on exports
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thailand's economy could manage up to 3.8% growth this year if exports continue growing, says the government's planning unit.
© Bangkok Post
DLT slams brakes on customs car auction
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Customs Department has abruptly cancelled an auction of hundreds of confiscated vehicles after the Department of Land Transport refused to issue registration certificates for most of them.
© Bangkok Post
DSI raids TV station over pyramid scheme
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) said it has raided the Thai Muslim Television station in eastern Bangkok in search of evidence of a pyramid scheme it allegedly hatched behind its investment projects.
© Bangkok Post
Thailand again fails trafficking test
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Thailand is disappointed with the US decision to keep the country on the Tier 2 Watchlist of its latest Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report but insists the latest ranking will not affect the country's export growth expected at 5% this year.
© Bangkok Post
Critics slam river tower construction
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 23:00:00 +0200
Critics have slammed a 4.62-billion baht observatory tower project in the Klong San area, saying government-owned riverside land where the structure will be located will be set aside to serve the interests of the private sector.
© Bangkok Post
Ex-Thailand resident sentenced in hacking plot
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:16:00 +0200
NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - A Pakistani man has been sentenced to four years in prison for laundering nearly $20 million (679 million baht) as part of an international computer and telephone hacking scheme.
© Bangkok Post
Alibaba spending $1bn to raise stake in Lazada
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:42:00 +0200
SINGAPORE - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding is investing an additional US$1billion (34 billion baht) in Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada Group, boosting its stake by nearly a third to 83% and amplifying its focus on the region.
© Bangkok Post
Cambodia tourism industry eyes more Russian visitors
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 13:55:00 +0200
The Cambodian Tourism Ministry has outlined the potential of tourism services and investment opportunities to Russia, hoping to attract tourists and investments to Cambodia.
© Bangkok Post
Elephant smuggling dispute reaches DSI
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:16:00 +0200
Wildlife authorities have asked the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to probe the Ayutthaya Elephant Palace for allegedly smuggling elephants to Germany and keeping wild elephants.
© Bangkok Post
Jaguar goes wild with XE SV Project 8
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:29:00 +0200
Roadworthy and track-ready Jaguar gets 600hp of power and only 300 units will be built in left-hand-drive form.
© Bangkok Post
Cyberattack reaches Asia, new targets hit by ransomware
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:02:00 +0200
A new ransomware attack similar to WannaCry has reached Asia after spreading from Europe to the US overnight, hitting businesses, port operators and government systems.
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Tourism offers developers new growth opportunities
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:56:00 +0200
The booming tourism industry has opened up new opportunities to Thai property developers who should focus more on foreign investors, especially the Chinese.
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ATM celebrates its golden anniversary
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 02:53:50 +0200
Five decades since it heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, the world's first ATM was turned into gold for celebrations of its fiftieth anniversary. But as Kate King explores, can it keep up with an increasingly digital world?...
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