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    Bains wrote a letter to Financial Times. My post...

    Bains wrote a letter to Financial Times. My post is the Taiwan News Editorial about Bains letter.

    (Are we looking for writers with diplomatic clout now? :))
  2. Red tape and palms needing greasing all over the...

    Red tape and palms needing greasing all over the place.
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    Have you a link to support this statement? I...

    Have you a link to support this statement?

    I thought not. You are a purveyor of bullshit.


    Republican Review Finds No Proof Arizona Election Stolen from Trump

    PHOENIX —
    A...
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    Taiwan’s online freedom mustn’t become an...

    Taiwan’s online freedom mustn’t become an Achilles heel

    KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) — On the face of it, the 2021 Freedom on the Net Report made for great reading for the Taiwan government.


    Its...
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    Do we need to start a new thread for A View from...

    Do we need to start a new thread for A View from Taiwan? I’ve hit the mother lode on the opinion column of the Taipei News. :)


    If the Koreas are UN members, why not Taiwan?

    TAIPEI (Taiwan...
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    Top Republican torches LinkedIn for censoring...

    Top Republican torches LinkedIn for censoring Americans at the request of China

    EXCLUSIVE — A top Republican has become the first member of Congress to call out LinkedIn, the only major American...
  7. US calls meeting with Thai officials to resolve...

    US calls meeting with Thai officials to resolve donated vaccines

    The saga continues for the additional 1 million Pfizer vaccines that the US donated to Thailand that has been lost in bureaucratic...
  8. Thai Education Ministry Plans to Tackle Teachers’ Debts Nationwide

    BANGKOK (NNT) - Thailands Education Ministry has unveiled the governments plans to tackle debts owed by about 900,000 teachers nationwide, worth about 1.4 trillion baht.


    Education Minister...
  9. Bangkok Administration Opens Newest Public Parks to Visitors

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has opened Vibhaphirom Park, on Vibhavadi Soi 18 in Chatuchak district, the capitals newest public park.


    BMA permanent secretary...
  10. Wild bull dies in Khao Yai park, possibly from electric shock

    A wild bull in Khao Yai National Park was found dead next to an electric light pole in a construction area on Sunday. The national park believes the animal was electrocuted during rains.


    The...
  11. Stolen 72-year-old jumbo found at Phuket elephant camp finally goes home

    BANGKOK: Stolen 18 years ago and found working at an elephant camp in Phuket, the 72-year-old elephant Pang Yo was reunited with her overjoyed owner in their native Surin province on Saturday (Sept...
  12. Fifty-nine people arrested at illegal birthday party in Bangkok, drugs also reportedl

    Thai Commando Police raided an illegal birthday party at a hotel in Bang Khen early this morning (September 25th) where they reported that they found 59 people who were arrested for allegedly...
  13. Beijing arrests US citizen in crackdown as another massive Chinese company goes bankr

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) Chinese authorities have arrested a U.S. citizen at the head of HNA Group, the latest Chinese conglomerate to face bankruptcy.


    Adam Tan currently held by police in...
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    Russia's Lavrov says Taliban recognition 'not on...

    Russia's Lavrov says Taliban recognition 'not on the table'

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that international recognition of the Taliban was not...
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    Tajik authorities concerned about Taliban plots...

    Tajik authorities concerned about Taliban plots to infiltrate from Afghanistan

    DUSHANBE (RFE/RL): Officials in Dushanbe say they’ve received reports that Tajik militants who fought alongside the...
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    China clamps down on cartoons as it steps up...

    China clamps down on cartoons as it steps up campaign against entertainment industry


    China has said it will encourage cartoon producers to create "healthy" content as it steps up efforts to...
  17. How China Would Wage War To Conquer The South...

    How China Would Wage War To Conquer The South China Sea

    A few years back, China’s defense minister, General Chang Wanquan, implored the nation to ready itself for a “people’s war at sea.” The...
  18. Nearly Two Dozen Townships in Myanmar Without Internet as Military Tightens Restricti

    Myanmars junta has shut down phones and the internet in nearly two dozen townships in Chin state and Magway region to block the flow of information in areas where armed clashes between the military...
  19. Chula VRC touts development of mRNA technology

    BANGKOK (NNT) - Chulalongkorn Universitys Chula Vaccine Research Center (Chula VRC) has highlighted its effort to develop six technologies to aid in the fight against COVID-19, after the nation was...
  20. Motorcycle sales rise along with growing farmer revenue

    BANGKOK: Motorcycle sales figures in the first seven months of this year have shown a considerable increase, a sign of economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Higher income among farmers is a...
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    Abusive drug rehab centre shut down

    KANCHANABURI: The Department of Medical Services has ordered the immediate closure of a drug rehabilitation centre at a local temple following complaints of violent abuse and extortion of addicts...
  22. Thailand Broadcasting Commission bans spam phone text messages

    The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) in Thailand has taken action to ban what they consider spam text (SMS) messages on phones, effective from Thursday, September...
  23. EU's Borrell threatens sanctions on Russia over 'malicious cyber activities'

    The European Union has threatened sanctions on Russia over "unacceptable" cyber attacks and espionage.


    The EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell on Friday accused Russian organisations of...
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    U.S. grants more aid to Afghanistan despite...

    U.S. grants more aid to Afghanistan despite sanctions


    The United States on Friday further paved the way for aid to flow to Afghanistan despite U.S. sanctions on the Taliban, who seized control...
  25. Lao Workers on China-Backed Railway Project Go Unpaid for Almost Two Months

    More than a hundred Lao workers building a China-backed high-speed railway connecting that country with Laos have gone without pay for almost two months, prompting one foreman to cut power to the...
  26. Weather warning issued as tropical storm Dianmu approaches

    The Thai Meteorological Department has issued a warning for the North, Northeast, East and Central regions, as it monitors tropical storm Dianmu, which is expected to be downgraded to a tropical...
  27. Third phase of We Travel Together opens for registration

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The third phase of the We Travel Together program has opened for registrations, with successful registrants able to to book rooms from October 8 for travel between October 15 and the...
  28. Motorcycle sales rise along with growing farmers’ revenue

    BANGKOK (NNT) - Motorcycle sales figures in the first seven months of this year have shown a considerable increase, a sign of economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. Higher income among farmers...
  29. Petchabun villager stumbles across one of worlds rarest mushrooms

    A villager clearing forest in Petchabun province has uncovered what is believed to be one of the worlds rarest mushrooms, the Earthstar (Geastrum mirabile Mont).


    Jaroon Kiew-oon was tending his...
  30. Firms rip reopening delay to Nov 1 ...

    Firms rip reopening delay to Nov 1




    BANGKOK: Confusion over reopening timelines has spoiled the chance for the tourism industry to rebound during the upcoming high season as inconsistent...
  31. COVID visa extensions open for two more months

    PHUKET: Foreigners staying in Phuket on the 60-day COVID visa can now apply through to Nov 26 to extend their stay in Thailand, Phuket Immigration has confirmed.

    The so-called COVID visa was...
  32. Phuket villager finds big bucks whale poop

    PHUKET: A local resident who was jogging along Mai Khao Beach yesterday morning (Sept 23) believes he may have discovered a lump of sperm whale ambergris they may be worth as much as B30 million.
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  33. Cambodian Migrants Facing Lack of Jobs at Home Want to Return to Thailand

    Some of the roughly quarter million Cambodian migrant laborers who flooded home from Thailand over the past 18 months when the coronavirus pandemic killed their jobs are desperate enough for work...
  34. Bangkok police chief vows tougher action against violent protesters

    Police will be dealing more harshly, within the scope of the law, with trouble makers who are bent on destroying public property, following the arson attacks on six police traffic kiosks in Bangkok...
  35. Cyclist unable to take steep hill plunges to his death in Chiang Mai ravine

    A cyclist riding in Chiang Mai, a northern Thai province, was unable to steer his bike down a downhill road yesterday morning and plummeted about 30 metres down a ravine to his death.


    Police...
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    Truck crashes into temple, 3 injured

    A truck driver lost control of the vehicle and ran into a temple. It was raining and the roads were slippery. The local rescue team in Nakhon Ratchasima Province received notification of an accident...
  37. Anutin accuses US senator of “fake news” over...

    Anutin accuses US senator of “fake news” over Pfizer delay


    Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul Thursday refuted comments by US Senator Tammy Duckworth that the next batch of US Pfizer...
  38. The US wants to send us 1 million Pfizer doses but can not because Thai government

    The Thai government has yet to sign off on the necessary documentation to receive Pfizer donations from the United States, a meeting between a Thai politician and a US senator has revealed.

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  39. Gambling loss pushes Chonburi woman to suicide

    A 39-year-old Chonburi resident hanged herself on Wednesday after losing a bet she had placed on a gambling website.


    Police arrived at the house in Ban Bung districts Nong Sam Sak area to find...
  40. Motorcycle rider plunges 6 metres down hole in Bangkok

    A 23-year-old man suffered severe injuries when he fell 6 metres down a hole in the road while riding his motorcycle in Bangkok on Wednesday night.






    Police were alerted to the accident at...
  41. Reopening of Thailand set to be postponed until November

    The reopening of five tourism provinces including Bangkok looks set to be postponed until November so as to boost their vaccination rate to 70 per cent.

    “Although the opening of pilot areas in all...
  42. ‘Joe Ferrari’ case lifts lid on police corruption...

    ‘Joe Ferrari’ case lifts lid on police corruption



    BANGKOK: A flashy cop with a taste for fast cars falls from grace following the leak of spine-chilling footage of a brutal interrogation gone...
  43. 35-year-old man collapses, dies in Pattaya area graveyard, cause unknown

    A 35-year-old Thai man, who was otherwise healthy according to relatives, collapsed and died in a graveyard in the Pattaya area earlier this week.


    The Nongprue Police were notified of the body...
  44. Fifteen people arrested in Pattaya restaurant after police raid

    The Pattaya City Police raided a restaurant in Jomtien last night September 22nd, 2021, allegedly finding both foreign nationals and Thais drinking alcohol that police said violated the Chonburi...
  45. Australians find silver lining in lockdowns as wealth booms

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians are finding a silver lining to lockdowns as super-cheap credit lifts the value of homes and shares to record highs, a windfall of wealth that gives consumers the means...
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    Sticky: Melbourne Anti-Lockdown Protests Fizzle Out As...

    Melbourne Anti-Lockdown Protests Fizzle Out As Daily COVID-19 Cases Hit Pandemic High


    Melbourne’s streets were largely quiet on Thursday after three days of anti-lockdown protests, with hundreds...
  47. Trafficked Thai Woman Flown Home From Dubai

    A Thai woman who was duped into working as a prostitute in the United Arab Emirates safely returned to Thailand on Tuesday, authorities said.


    The case garnered public attention after the victim...
  48. Extortion racket by fake police in Pattani busted

    Five fake police in Pattanis Yaring district were arrested on Monday for extorting money from locals who were into drugs.


    According to the report, Yaring police were informed that there were...
  49. Thailand ranks 9th in number of petty patents filed

    BANGKOK (NNT) - The governments efforts to reform the countrys intellectual property system have seen tangible results, as the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2021 has reported that Thailand is...
  50. SRT resumes 18 more trains to North, South and Northeast

    The State Railway of Thailand (SRT) will from Thursday start servicing another 18 routes now that lockdown restrictions have been eased.






    SRT announced on Tuesday that more trains will...
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