OSAKA – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook Osaka, Japan’s second-biggest metropolis, early on Monday, killing three people, halting factory lines in an industrial area and bursting water mains, government and company officials said. No tsunami warning was issued. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said authorities were assessing damage and their top priority was the safety […]
Stadler's arrest is the most high-profile yet in the diesel-gate crisis, prosecutors raided Stadler's home after charging him with fraud.
FRANKFURT – German prosecutors said Monday that Authorities have arrested Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen’s “diesel-gate” emissions cheating scandal. The dramatic development comes a week after Munich prosecutors raided Stadler’s home after charging him with fraud and the falsification of documents that allowed diesel vehicles equipped with cheating […]
President Duterte had accused her of "disorderly conduct", and ordered she be investigated as part of moves against "undesirable foreigners".
MANILA – The Philippine justice department on Monday struck down an order for the deportation of an Australian nun after she joined a political rally, sparking celebrations among her supporters. The Catholic nun, Sister Patricia Anne Fox, 71, who is head of a congregation, had angered President Rodrigo Duterte after she was spotted in […]
A source at the ONCB claimed that although sodium cyanide can be used to extract gold, it could also be synthesized into the narcotic substrate called phenyl-2-propanone to make methamphetamine.
CHIANG RAI – The Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) has impounded 48 tonnes of sodium cyanide, which can be used in the making of crystal meth at a warehouse in Chiang Rai’s Chiang Saen district. During the raid by Officers from the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) of a rented warehouse in Chiang […]
68.35 percent of the respondents believe the root cause of corruption stems from greed and selfishness of the corrupt officials and politicians.
BANGKOK – According to a recent poll taken by the Suan Dusit Poll of Suan Dusit University, nearly 47 percent of Thai people believe that no government will ever be able to tackle corruption in the bureaucracy because it has been deeply entrenched in the Thai society and prevalent in all circles due to people’s […]
270 officials of the Department of Social Development and Welfare had been investigated by PACC in connection with embezzlement of fund for the destitute people.
BANGKOK – The Department of Social Development and Welfare and the Public Sector’s Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), the department director-general Mrs Napa Setthakorn told the Thai PBS on Saturday, that a total of 65 directors of the centers for the protection of the destitute have been transferred. Director-general Mrs. Napa Setthakorn said that disciplinary probes had […]
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Junta Chief Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-O-Cha will secure the purchase of a $215 million observation satellite from Airbus during his trip to France this month, a diplomatic source said Friday, as Europe re-engages with the kingdom following a chill in relations after a 2014 coup. Prayut Chan-O-Cha, who toppled an elected […]
In its latest move, the White House on Friday announced stiff 25 percent tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing.
WASHINGTON – By inflicting tariffs on the steel and aluminum of his allies, and then on tens of billions of dollars in goods from China, US President Donald Trump has quickly moved to fulfill the tough campaign pledges he made on trade. US President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance on trade in […]
The Ministry of Culture had experts and students exchange views on measures to prevent inappropriate or detrimental behavior online.
BANGKOK – Thailand’s Ministry of Culture is seeking to foster resistance to inappropriate behavior online after finding up to 82 percent of the nation’s youths have engaged in online gambling. At a seminar entitled “Activity Online: Constructive or Destructive?”, the Ministry of Culture had experts and students exchange views on measures to prevent inappropriate […]
China has committed to spending nearly $12 billion in loans and grants in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
BANGKOK – Thailand is spearheading a new Southeast Asian fund for infrastructure and development projects, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told a summit in Bangkok on Saturday, a bid to counter reliance on Asian giants, such as China. The fund, which Thailand will jointly manage with four countries of the region – Cambodia, Laos, […]