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Thailand and Cambodia co-chair meeting for bilateral cooperation

The 10th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between Thailand and Cambodia started yesterday at the St. Regis hotel in Bangkok. Prak...

Two South Korean phone scammers arrested

Two South Koreans who operated a call centre scamming operation in Vietnam and managed to cheat over 500 investors in South Korea of about...

GLO to ban retailers selling lottery tickets higher than 80 baht

The Government Lottery Office (GLO) will no longer allow charitable organizations and retailers to make advance reservations for lottery tickets, if they are found...

Niantic ready to meet NBTC to discuss off-limit areas for Pokemon Go

San Francisco-based Niantic Inc., the developer of the augmented reality online game Pokemon Go, has agreed to discuss with the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications...

Top French court rules burkini bans violate basic freedoms

Paris (AP) — France's top administrative court on Friday overturned a ban on burkinis in a Mediterranean beach resort, effectively meaning that towns can...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

In defense of the side-liners

Dear Hillary We had a highly efficient hard working manager of our condo building. She would be at paperwork nights and overtime on weekends. She...

Home grown cunning linguist

Hillary, Did you know Hillary, the first name of your favorite beverage translates to “Widow”? Don Dear Don, So you are good at French are you, Don? Yes,...

Inveterate liar

Dear Hillary, I examined my wine room and discovered 89 bottles of Veuve Clicquot! Don (again) Dear Don (again), If I didn’t know you were an inveterate liar,...

Get your diamonds here girls

Dear Hillary, You were asked where to buy diamonds - Yes Hatton Garden in London... Definitely NOT Thailand. Chris Dear Chris, Thank you for the timely advice,...

Mail Bag

Queen still on top

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - Queen is still at the top of their game &...

Not in the best interest

Editor Re: Pattaya gets OK to demolish Big Buddha Hill shrine (PM August 12, 2016) - Very unfortunate! This is the Chinese inspired shrine downhill...

Best collaboration ever witnessed

Editor; Re: Queen + Adam Lambert set for Thailand debut (PM August 19, 2016) - This is the best collaboration I have witnessed. Freddie is...

Tunnels are an easier sell

Editor; Re: More money is always better (PM Mailbag August 19, 2016) - Tunnels are always an easier sell because they do not disturb the...

Sports

Bayern thrash Bremen 6-0 in Bundesliga opener

Frankfurt, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicked off the Bundesliga season in spectacular fashion on Friday, thrashing Werder Bremen 6-0 with three goals from...

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Oregon man finds portable toilet filled with pot

Rogue River, Ore. (AP) - Police in the southern Oregon community of Rogue River say a man walking through a park discovered a portable...

‘Pokemon Go’ player finds $2,000 at Pokestop in New Jersey

Hackettstown, N.J. (AP) - A “Pokemon Go” player has found $2,000 in cash at a Pokestop in New Jersey. Hackettstown police say the player...