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25-Year-Old Mareeya Poonlertlarp Crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2017

  BANGKOK – 25-year-old Mareeya Poonlertlarp, was crowned Miss Universe Thailand 2017 at Siam Paragon Hall on Saturday night. The 183cm tall, half-Thai, half-Swedish model, is a postgraduate in marketing from the Stockholm Business School  and is said to be fluent in four languages – Thai, Swedish, English and Mandarin. She won 1 million baht, […]

July 30th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thailand Leads Mission to Myanmar’s Shan State to Boost Border Trade

  – CHIANG RAI – Deputy Director-General Adul Chotinisakorn of Thailand’s Foreign Trade Department will lead a mission to Myanmar’s Shan state in an attempt to boost border trade, saying the trip is scheduled for Aug 7-12 with private organisations set to join the delegation. Mr Adul told the Bangkok Post the aim is of […]

July 30th, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Can Thailand’s Latest ‘Superfood’ Fortify its Struggling Farmers?

– CHIANG MAI – Riceberry, Thailand’s latest “superfood, would seem to have it all: An enticing deep purple color and tender texture; disease-fighting properties from antioxidants to zinc; and a nutty flavor that lingers pleasantly on the palette. It is one of several high quality, organically grown rice varieties that are slowly eating into the […]

July 29th, 2017 | Posted in Chaingrai Farming & Agriculture,Health | Read More »

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un Says Missile Test Puts ‘Entire’ U.S. in Range

  – PYONGYANG – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Saturday the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the U.S. mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North […]

July 29th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Venezuela’s Citizens Protest as President Maduro Moves the Country Towards a Dictatorship

– CARACAS, Venezuela – Few demonstrators heeded opposition calls for a mass protest Friday in Venezuela’s capital against President Nicolas Maduro’s divisive push to rewrite the constitution by a constituent assembly to be elected Sunday. Streets in Caracas were largely devoid of protests a day after Interior Minister Nestor Reverol announced that authorities were prohibiting […]

July 29th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Thailand’s Police Chief Denies Police Stalling on ‘Red Bull Heirs’ Extradition

  – BANGKOK – Thailand’s National police chief Chakthip Chaijinda denied Thursday that his officers were “dragging their feet” in bringing fugitive Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya to justice after a delay in issuing documents in English seeking the Red Bull scion’s extradition. Pol Gen Chakthip insisted Thursday that police were doing their best to pursue the hit-and-run […]

July 28th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Thousands of North Korean Slave Laborers in US-allied Gulf Nations

– DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – As pressure on North Korea grows over its nuclear weapons program, America’s most valued Arab allies host thousands of its laborers whose wages help Pyongyang evade sanctions and build the missiles now threatening the U.S. and its Asian partners, officials and analysts say. From state-run restaurants to construction […]

July 28th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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