SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general filed corruption charges Thursday against the speaker of the lower house of congress and against a current senator who was impeached while serving as president in the early 1990s.

Beach Volleyball Olympic stars head to Bangsaen

Thursday, 06 September 2012 10:10
Thailand will host the last stop on 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball Swatch World Tour.  The tournament is called the Bangsaen Thailand Open powered by PTT and will be held at Laemtean, Bangsaen from 23–28 October.  Thai fans will be able see over 60 teams in...

EVs in the news again

Thursday, 16 August 2012 09:55
Bangkok is going to have some electric vehicle (EV) recharging stations.  As reported in the Pattaya Mail, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) unveiled Thailand’s first EV charging station for the public, with a total of 10 stations expected to be launched by the end of...

World’s longest running motoring event

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:31
Information is just through from the British Royal Automobile Club which is hosting the 2012 annual Celebration of Motoring with the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, the RAC Future Car Challenge and the Regent Street Motor Show. These are to be staged in London...

What did we learn from the Canadian GP?

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 14:29
Well, we learned there is a new motor racing category.  In this category you drive as slowly as you can (without being embarrassingly slow like HRT, Marussia and others) and the driver with the best tyres at the end is called the winner.  Additional hurdles...
Thailand’s annual beach volleyball world tour tournament is moving to a new home in 2012.  The tournament which was staged on Karon beach, Phuket from 2006 – 2011, will be played this year at Leamtaen, Bangsaen beach from 23 – 28 October.  The tournament, which...
BANGKOK, April 25 - Dr Virabongsa Ramangkura, chairperson of the Strategic Committee for Reconstruction and Future Development (SCRF), said on Wednesday he was confident Thailand will not face a repetition of last year's flood crisis, as the government has been on the right track on...
BANGKOK, March 2 – Thai rice shipments in January through Feb 23  were recorded at 465,000 tonnes, a 41 per cent drop year-on-year, according to Thai Rice Exporters Association President Korbsuk Iamsuree.
BANGKOK, 16 February 2012  – Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul has disclosed that a total of 14 countries have now issued travel warnings on Thailand. 
BANGKOK, Jan 16 – The Thai Rice Exporters Association on Monday announced that the country’s rice exports will fall by 2.5-4 million tonnes to 6.5-8 million tonnes from last year’s 10.5 million tonnes.
Nearly 200 youngsters came together for Thailand’s flood victims as the Rotary District 3340 Youth Exchange committee organized a parade through central Pattaya.
BANGKOK, Nov 11 - Despite extensive floods in Asia since August, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has raised its July forecast for global paddy production this year by 2.4 million tonnes to 721 million tonnes.
The Miss International Queen crown returned to Thailand as a Bangkok communications student won Pattaya’s annual transvestite beauty pageant which, this year, served as a vehicle not only to raise hopes of equality for the transgendered, but relief...
BANGKOK, Sep 4 - Thai students win one silver, three bronze medals, and one honorary certificate at 5th International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics held in Chorzow, Poland.
Paris, August 8, 2011 — Thailand’s participation in this year’s Tropical Carnival de Paris, a grand summer festival of music and dance in the French capital, won an award of excellence and was seen by millions of spectators and TV viewers in France and Europe.

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Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:52
BANGKOK, Aug 3 – The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) reduced its April forecast of global paddy production in 2011 by 1.5 million tonnes to 718.3 million tonnes (478.9 million tonnes, milled). Still, world production will be 2.5 per cent over last year’s outcome,...