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Thai Foreign Ministry Revokes Yingluck Shinawatra’s Passport

– BANGKOK – Thailand has the canceled the passports of former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, who fled the country last month to evade sentencing over the rice pledging scheme that she said was politically motivated. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Busadee Santipitaks said late Monday that Thailand’s embassies would inform foreign governments that Yingluck is no longer […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News,Thailand Politics | Read More »

Cooler Weather Already Attracting Tourists to Doi Sa-Ngo

  – CHIANG RAI – Cooler weather on Doi Sa-Ngo in Chiang Rai province is now attracting tourists who have come to view the sea of fog covering the Golden Triangle of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. Tourists camp out in tents on Doi Sa-Ngo in Chiang Saen district to experience the cold weather and view […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Bangkok Airways Starts Imposing New Fees for “Passenger No-Shows”

– BANGKOK – Starting tomorrow Bangkok Airways will start imposing new fees for passengers who do not turn up without prior request for a change of flight. The SET-listed regional airline is charging the penalty fee to curb growing passenger “no-shows”, which cause wastage of flights and affect revenue-earning opportunity. The airline has seen such […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in Tourism News | Read More »

New Zealand’s New Government Moves to Ban Foreign Home Ownership

– WELLINGTON – New Zealand’s new government is moving quickly to fulfill a campaign promise by banning foreign investors from buying homes. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday that she expects to introduce new laws within weeks that would take effect early next year. She said the government is determined to make it easier for […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Man Arrested After Nine “Dismembered Bodies” Found in his Tokyo Apartment

  – TOKYO – Police in Japan have arrested a 27-year-old man in Tokyo’s Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, after finding parts of nine bodies in his apartment, investigative sources said Tuesday. Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department made the discovery while investigating Takahiro Shiraishi in connection with the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman from Hachioji. The woman is […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China and South Korea Move Beyond Stand-off Over U.S. (THAAD) Missile Defense System

– BEIJING – China and South Korea on Tuesday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers. The unexpected detente comes just days before U.S. President Donald Trump begins a […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Sends Warning to Trump and Aides

– WASHINGTON DC – Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in U.S. President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president’s campaign and Russians, they’ll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges. With the disclosure of the first criminal cases in his investigation, Mueller also […]

October 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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