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Standard Chartered Bank predicts 4 percent growth rate for the whole year

Standard Chartered Bank (Thailand) has predicted Thailand’s overall economy will grow by 4 percent as a result of government’s escalated investments in mega-infrastructure projects...

Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch

DETROIT (AP) — Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014...

Exports drop for two consecutive months in May

BANGKOK – Thai exports in the month of May were recorded at a negative 4.4 percent, the second consecutive month of decline. Somkiat Triratpan, Director...

Michael Herr, author of the Vietnam-era ‘Dispatches,’ dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Herr, the author and Oscar-nominated screenplay writer who viscerally documented the ravages of the Vietnam War through his classic...

Indonesia tries to steer convicted militants to new lives

SOLO, Indonesia (AP) — In the heart of Solo city, not far from the Islamic boarding school founded by the radical cleric who inspired...

Heart to Heart with Hillary

The B.S. Duck test explained

Dear Hillary, Are some of your writers real? They come up with amazing facts like there are old foreign males walking around Pattaya with young...

Help!

Hi Hillary, What’s with all these people calling for help on the social media. Don’t they have friends they can just ring up? Or is...

Finding the “good” girls

Dear Hillary, I have to laugh at all your letter writers, wondering if they have found THE ONE, when they should start looking at themselves...

Cereal relations

Dear Hillary, I do enjoy your column each week, Hillary my Petal, and it never ceases to amaze me that so many males in this...

Mail Bag

Obligation to serve public service

Editor; Re: The “greatest” dodged the draft (PM Mailbag June 10, 2016) - Cassius Clay did not “dodge the draft.” When it was obvious that...

India listening to citizens

Editor; Re: Bangkok taxis oppose attempt to legalize on-demand private car service (PM June 14, 2016) - India is “tickled pink” at their 2 private...

Can’t turn back on Baan Jing Jai

Editor; Re: Community rejoices as children move into new Baan Jing Jai home (PM January 13, 2016) - When you are lucky enough to visit...

Complaint on U-Tapao screening security

Dear Editor; I have a complaint to make regarding your baggage screening officers in Pattaya. I screened my check in luggage on Friday 17 at...

Sports

Poland, Portugal, Wales through to last 8 at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) — The quarterfinal lineup at the European Championship started to take shape on Saturday after three drab matches that will live forever...

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Sweden bans M&Ms in chocolate trademark dispute

Stockholm (AP) - A Swedish court has ordered candy maker Mars to stop selling M&Ms in the Scandinavian country, at least not with the...

Austrian collects 10 million beer bottle caps

Vienna (AP) - It takes a lot of beers to collect 10 million bottle caps. But Austria’s Hans Heiland didn’t drink them alone. Heiland...