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 2022-06-28 09:03 

Bangkok Post

Oil levy decision expected on Wednesday...

Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow expects a decision on Wednesday on the extent of oil refiners' contributions to the state Oil Fuel Fund to help keep pump prices down....

 2022-06-28 08:51 

Bangkok Post

Russia says missile hit on weapons depot in Kremenchuk caused fire at mall...

LONDON: Russia's defence ministry on Tuesday said it fired missiles against a weapons depot in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk, with the subsequent explosion of ammunition triggering a fire in a nearby shopping mall....

 2022-06-28 08:38 

Bangkok Post

OnlyFans couple surrender over sex videos made at resort...

NAKHON RATCHASIMA: The couple featured in three viral sex videos shown on the subscription-based OnlyFans social media platform have turned themselves in to police and admitted to recording them in a room at a resort in Wang Nam Khieo district....

 2022-06-28 08:33 

Bangkok Post

Philippines Supreme Court rejects last bid to thwart incoming president Marcos...

MANILA: Philippines Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a final bid to disqualify President-elect Ferdinand Marcos from last month's election, local media reported, clearing the way for his inauguration later this week....

 2022-06-28 08:18 

Bangkok Post

Thai economy seen growing 3.5% on tourism, exports...

The Thai economy is expected to grow about 3.5% this year, driven by stronger tourism and exports, Finance Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith said on Tuesday....

 2022-06-28 07:38 

Bangkok Post

Garuda Indonesia halves debt, on track for profit...

JAKARTA: Garuda Indonesia has halved its debt and achieved comparable cuts to aircraft leasing costs in negotiations that have set the airline up for profitability, the Indonesian government said on Tuesday....

 2022-06-28 06:54 

Bangkok Post

Prawit admits PPRP's popularity dropping, but he's not worried...

Deputy Prime Minister and Palang Pracharat leader Prawit Wongsuwon admitted on Tuesday that the party's popularity is falling, but expressed no worries about it....

 2022-06-28 05:49 

Bangkok Post

Toddler accidently run over by grandfather...

PHITSANULOK: A little girl was run over and killed by a pickup driven by her grandfather as he was reversing out of the driveway at their home in Nakhon Thai district on Tuesday morning....

 2022-06-28 05:45 

Bangkok Post

A promise kept or betrayal? Hong Kong 25 years on from handover...

HONG KONG: As midnight struck on June 30, 1997 and Hong Kong transitioned from British to Chinese rule, pro-democracy lawmaker Lee Wing-tat stood with colleagues on the balcony of the city's legislature, holding a defiant protest....

 2022-06-28 04:58 

Bangkok Post

Anutin has Covid, absent from cabinet meeting...

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul tested positive for Covid-19 on returning from meetings in France and Switzerland and was unable to attend the weekly cabinet meeting on Tuesday....

 2022-06-28 04:47 

Bangkok Post

46 migrants found dead in tractor-trailer in Texas...

WASHINGTON: At least 46 migrants were found dead Monday in and around a tractor-trailer that was abandoned on the roadside on the outskirts of the Texas city of San Antonio....

 2022-06-28 03:45 

Bangkok Post

Central banks in Asia spend billions to slow currency declines...

After years of building their foreign-exchange reserves, central banks in Asia are tapping into their stockpiles to bolster their weakening currencies against a rising US dollar....

 2022-06-28 03:05 

Bangkok Post

'Oak' Panthongtae quietly marries...

Panthongtae "Oak" Shinawatra, the eldest and only son of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has quietly married his long-time girlfriend Natthiya Puangkham, an executive at SC Park Hotel....

 2022-06-28 02:45 

Bangkok Post

Duterte unlikely to face court over Philippines drug war killings...

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte often incited violence and ordered police to shoot dead suspects in a drug war that has killed thousands. But analysts say he is unlikely to face charges after he steps down Thursday....

 2022-06-28 02:37 

Bangkok Post

City Hall assures residents canal work is necessary...

Representatives from City Hall have visited communities along Premprachakorn Canal in Don Muang district to explain their plan to construct embankments on both sides to secure the flow of flood water and improve drainage in the vicinity....

 2022-06-28 02:00 

Bangkok Post

What's Holding Back Boeing's 787 Dreamliner?...

After debuting in 2011, Boeing Co.'s 787 Dreamliner has become popular among the world's airlines. But heightened scrutiny both inside and outside the company in recent years has revealed a number of production flaws and largely prevented it from ...

 2022-06-28 01:45 

Bangkok Post

UN meet sees blitz of pledges to protect ailing oceans...

LISBON: A major UN conference on how to restore the faltering health of global oceans kicked off in Lisbon this week with a flurry of promises to expand marine protected areas, ban deep-sea mining, and combat illegal fishing....

 2022-06-28 01:24 

Bangkok Post

Phuket hotels await start of high season...

Phuket saw an influx of travellers from India in the first six months of this year, accounting for 50% of foreign guests, but half of all hotels on the island remain closed as they await the start of high season....

 2022-06-28 01:00 

Bangkok Post

Air force investigating conscript's death...

The Royal Thai Air Force will investigate the death of a conscript who was found hanged at a parachute training facility, RTAF spokesman AVM Boonlert Andara said....

 2022-06-28 00:46 

Bangkok Post

1,761 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths...

The country registered 13 more Covid-19 fatalities and 1,761 new cases during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning....

 2022-06-28 00:46 

Bangkok Post

Fewest daily Covid deaths since Feb 7, cases stay below 2,000...

Thailand recorded 13 coronavirus-related deaths during the previous 24 hours, the Public Health Ministry announced on Tuesday morning, the fewest since Feb 7 this year, along with 1,761 confirmed new infections....

 2022-06-27 23:43 

Bangkok Post

JD, Central rift could herald end of tie-up...

A difference in culture and working styles is causing a rift between Central Group and Chinese internet giant JD.com regarding their e-marketplace joint venture JD Central, according to a source familiar with the two companies....

 2022-06-27 23:21 

Bangkok Post

Young oppose elitist rule: Somkid...

Former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak says young Thais want a democracy involving public participation, not one that follows representatives from just a few elite families....

 2022-06-27 23:00 

Bangkok Post

Thai teen sensation Puripol qualifies for World Athletics Championships...

Thai teenage sprinter Puripol Boonson has qualified for the 200m event of next month's World Athletics Championships....

 2022-06-27 22:41 

Bangkok Post

Household debt crisis looms as rates hike...

With interest rates set to rise in the second half of the year, increased household debt could deal a heavy blow to the Thai economy, weakening consumer purchasing power and slowing economic growth, according to KKP Research....

 2022-06-27 22:00 

Bangkok Post

Power safety eyed after fire...

Bangkok governor Chadchart Sittipunt will ask the Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA) to inspect the safety of some 400 power transformers and power lines across Bangkok after a fire in the busy Sampeng market killed two people on Sunday....

 2022-06-27 22:00 

Bangkok Post

BoT predicts global recession evaded...

The Bank of Thailand estimates the global economy will slow down next year, but not dip into recession amid attempts by central banks worldwide to contain higher inflation rates....

 2022-06-27 21:47 

Bangkok Post

TNSC sticks with export growth projection of 5-8%...

Thai exports are projected to eke out growth this year as expected, despite emerging signs of an economic slowdown in the US and EU....

 2022-06-27 21:33 

Bangkok Post

Victims seek bogus voucher case progress...

Victims of a fake travel voucher programme on Monday submitted a letter to the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) commissioner asking him to follow up on their complaints about their invalid bookings in Pattaya....

 2022-06-27 21:00 

Bangkok Post

'Post-pandemic Day' edges near...

The Public Health Ministry is ready to usher in the post-pandemic era on Friday, permanent secretary for public health Kiattiphum Wongrajit said on Monday....

 2022-06-27 21:00 

Bangkok Post

Jakkraphan completes Ratchaburi move...

Jakkraphan Kaewprom has left Buriram United for fellow Thai League 1 side Ratchaburi Mitr Phol, the veteran midfielder said on Monday....

 2022-06-27 18:45 

Bangkok Post

Jordan toxic gas blast kills 10, injures over 200...

AMMAN: A toxic gas explosion killed 10 people and injured more than 250 on Monday, authorities said, when a cloud of yellow gas suddenly enveloped Jordan's Aqaba port....

 2022-06-27 16:45 

Bangkok Post

Russia fails to pay debt but denies default...

MOSCOW: Russia said Monday that two of its debt payments were blocked from reaching creditors, pushing the country closer to its first foreign default in a century due to sanctions over the Ukraine offensive....

 2022-06-27 14:45 

Bangkok Post

S.Africa seeks clues after 21 teens die in packed bar...

EAST LONDON, South Africa: South African police were on Monday combing a township tavern where 21 teenagers mysteriously died as survivors described a battle to escape the jam-packed premises and one reported a suffocating smell....

 2022-06-27 12:45 

Bangkok Post

The difficult search for truth at France's biggest terror trial...

PARIS: During the nine-month trial stemming from France's worst ever terror attacks in November 2015, the moment hundreds of victims were hoping for came late in proceedings....

 2022-06-27 12:37 

Bangkok Post

Cathay Pacific back on hiring spree in anticipation of take-off in global air travel...

HONG KONG: When Jasmine Lau received an email from Cathay Pacific Airways last month asking if she wanted to return to her old job as a flight attendant, she contemplated the proposition, but eventually decided against applying....

 2022-06-27 12:05 

Bangkok Post

China's Clover says its Covid booster shot candidate lifts antibody against Omicron...

BEIJING: China's Clover Biopharmaceuticals said on Monday a booster shot of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate significantly increased antibody response against the Omicron coronavirus variant from levels seen after two primary shots....

 2022-06-27 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Queen Elizabeth II in Scotland for 'Holyrood week'...

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II travelled to Scotland on Monday for a week of royal events and took part in a ceremony in Edinburgh, despite question marks over her attendance....

 2022-06-27 11:45 

Bangkok Post

Ailing oceans in state of 'emergency', says UN chief...

LISBON: A long-delayed conference on how to restore the faltering health of global oceans kicked off in Lisbon on Monday, with the head of the UN saying the world's seas are in crisis....

 2022-06-27 11:33 

Bangkok Post

Public eyes homes close to hospitals...

The pandemic has shifted residential demand away from access to mass transit lines and towards hospitals as consumers prioritise healthcare services and wish to avoid crowded areas, according to a study....

 2022-06-27 11:17 

Bangkok Post

109 live wild animals found in luggage at airport...

Wildlife officials at Suvarnabhumi airport on Monday arrested two Indian women after 109 live wild animals were found in their baggage before they boarded a plane to India....

 2022-06-27 10:57 

Bangkok Post

Hearings for 3-digit lottery draw 'next month'...

A series of hearings will be held next month to gauge the public's opinion on the government's plan to launch its own three-digit draw, which it says is part of an attempt to bring down the average prices of lottery tickets....

 2022-06-27 10:27 

Bangkok Post

Vietnam halts scuba diving off popular island to protect coral...

Vietnam has banned swimming and scuba diving at a popular central tourist spot in an attempt to revive its damaged coral reef, officials said Monday....

 2022-06-27 10:23 

Bangkok Post

Prayut: Poll is just a poll...

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed the findings of an opinion poll that placed him behind the opposition's Paetongtarn Shinawatra, saying his actions spoke louder than any pollster's political survey....

 2022-06-27 09:55 

Bangkok Post

Cabinet to decide censure debate dates...

The cabinet is expected to set July 18 as the first day of the no-confidence debate brought on by the opposition's censure motion, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said on Monday....

 2022-06-27 09:08 

Bangkok Post

Asean envoy appeals to Myanmar junta to spare Suu Kyi jail...

PHNOM PENH: A special Southeast Asian envoy for the crisis in Myanmar on Monday urged its military rulers not to hold deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi in prison, appealing for leniency ahead of a visit later this week....

 2022-06-27 09:06 

Bangkok Post

Cause of B30m Sampheng fire still unclear...

The cause of a huge fire that caused at least 30 million baht damage in Bangkok's Sampheng area on Sunday was still not clear on Monday....

 2022-06-27 08:20 

Bangkok Post

Villagers cheer Indonesian for capturing huge crocodile with rope...

JAKARTA: Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope....

 2022-06-27 08:09 

Bangkok Post

Thailand sees 2m foreign visitors from Jan 1-June 26...

Thailand recorded about 2.03 million foreign tourist arrivals between Jan 1 and June 26, a government spokeswoman said on Monday, as many pandemic entry restrictions were eased....

 2022-06-27 07:37 

Bangkok Post

Thai Life Insurance seeks to raise B37bn in July IPO...

Thai Life Insurance Plc (TLI) said on Monday it was seeking to raise up to 37 billion baht in an initial public offering (IPO) next month, pricing shares at 16 baht each in what could be the region's largest IPO this year....

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