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One Hong Kong,Two Sentiments after 20 years of Chinese Rule

– HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong is planning a big party as it marks 20 years under Chinese rule. But many people in the former British colony are not in the mood to celebrate. Fireworks, a gala variety show and Chinese military displays are among the official events planned to coincide with a visit […]

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

European Court Refuses to Intervene over Sick British Baby

  – LONDON – The parents of a terminally-ill baby boy lost the final stage of their legal battle to take him out of a British hospital to receive treatment in the U.S., after a European court agreed with previous rulings that the baby should be taken off life support. Chris Gard and Connie Yates […]

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

Thailand Defended its Efforts to Stop Human Trafficking after US 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report

– BANGKOK – Thailand on Wednesday defended its efforts to stop human trafficking after the United States kept it on a trafficking watch list and urged U.S. officials to visit the country and see first hand its efforts. Thailand is a regional center for migrant workers who come from poorer, neighboring countries including Myanmar, Laos […]

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

Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Takes Down Thai-Australian Drug-Smuggling Operation

  – BANGKOK – Thai and Australian authorities joined forces in a crackdown on a transnational drugs network from which they seized 1.7 million yaba pills and 296 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) chief Sirinya Sitdhichai announced on Tuesday. The latest bust stemmed from the previous arrest of drug suspects […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Appeals Court Upholds 2 Year Sentence of Chiang Mai Woman Who Killed 3 Cyclists While Driving Drunk

  CHIANG MAI  – An Appeals Court has upheld the two-year imprisonment handed down by the Chian Mai Provincial Court on a woman found guilty of drink driving, causing death to three cyclists in Chiang Mai about two years ago. The Appeals Court’s verdict was read by the Chiang Mai provincial court on Tuesday in […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in Northen Thailand,Regional News | Read More »

British Prime Minister Theresa May Demands Major Investigation after Deadly Fire

– LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there must be a “major national investigation” into the use of potentially flammable cladding fitted to high-rise towers across the country, as police formally identified a 5-year-old boy as one of youngest victims of London’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. May’s comments came as tests show […]

June 27th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

China Sentences 16 from Australia’s Crown Resorts to Prison

  SHANGHAI  – A Chinese court sentenced 16 Australian and Chinese employees of a casino company to nine to 10 months in prison on Monday after they pleaded guilty to gambling-related charges, the company and an Australian official said. Nineteen defendants, including three Australians from the sales and marketing team of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd., […]

June 26th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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