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Environment minister leads planting of 8,400 mangroves in Chonburi

Natural Resources and Environment Minister Surasak Karnjanarat led 1,500 Chonburi officials and residents in planting more than 8,000 mangrove trees in honor of HM...

PM says land tax collection postponed indefinitely

Plans by the government to collect land and buildings tax, aimed at narrowing social disparities and enabling the state to collect more taxes, are...

S. Korea, UAE to jointly penetrate new renewable energy markets

SEJONG, March 6 - South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will join forces to make inroads into promising renewable energy markets, the...

China to reduce coal consumption for better air

BEIJING, March 6 - China will slash coal consumption by 160 million tonnes in the next five years to reduce air pollution, according to...

Japan responds positively to new BoI policies

Hirunya Suchinai, acting secretary-general of the Board of Investment (BoI), said a positive Japanese response to the new BoI policies was aired during the...

Workers needed for five key industries

As Thailand is now heading towards an elderly society, the Industry Ministry’s Office of Industrial Economics has projected that the country would need about...

DLT develops new app for taxi passengers

After receiving many complaints from passengers on the quality and poor services given by taxi drivers, the Transport Ministry’s Department of Land Transport (DLT)...

Thailand setting up anti-human trafficking centres in 37 at-risk risk provinces

BANGKOK, Feb 23 - The Social Development and Human Security Ministry has ordered the setting up of centres to solve trafficking in women and...

Tourism minister extends condolences on death of Chilean cyclist

BANGKOK, Feb 23 -- Tourism and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul expressed her concern after a 48-year-old Chilean was killed in a collision by a...

China tops patent applications list in 2014

BEIJING, Feb. 23 - China had more invention patent applications than any other country in 2014 for the fourth year running, official data showed...

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One ‘nebulous’ word sends sparks flying over Brexit talks

Brussels (AP) — As if the Brexit negotiations aren't tense enough, a "nebulous" linguistic fog briefly spread across the European Union summit on Friday. One...

Serbia talks up armed intervention as Kosovo OKs new army

Pristina, Kosovo (AP) — Serbia threatened a possible armed intervention in Kosovo after the Kosovo parliament on Friday overwhelmingly approved the formation of an...

Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

Madrid (AP) — Spanish prosecutors have charged pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than 14.5 million euros...

Cabinet endorses PTTEP’s two petroleum concessions in Gulf of Thailand

Nong Khai - The Thai Cabinet has endorsed the two petroleum concessions held by PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited in the Gulf...

Thai Islamic leaders tighten rules on child marriage

Bangkok (AP) — Islam's guiding council in Thailand has introduced new regulations requiring that marriages of children under age 17 be approved by a...

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