Spain PM calls snap election after local poll drubbing
MADRID: In a surprise move, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a snap election on July 23 on Monday, a day after his Socialists suffered a drubbing in local and regional polls.
Nam partners with PTT to drive global expansion
Namwiwat Medical Corporation (Nam), a Thai sterilised medical equipment maker and seller, aims to become a key manufacturer on the global stage by partnering with national oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc following a successful expansion in Southeast Asia.
Foreign visitors to Surat Thani surpass 1.5m this year
SURAT THANI: International arrivals to the southern resort province have exceeded 1.5 million, up 155% so far this year, according to the provincial governor.
Palang Pracharath resolves internal row over canvassing money
The Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) has resolved an internal rift stemming from its former election candidates' complaints they did not receive enough financial support in the lead-up to the May 14 election, according to the party's election strategy panel for the North.
Myanmar rapper arrested for criticism of junta
A popular rapper in Myanmar who criticised the junta over massive power blackouts has been arrested for "spreading propaganda", the military said, the latest arrest in a sweeping crackdown on dissent.
Malaysia detains Chinese ship linked to illegal salvage of British WW2 wrecks
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's maritime authorities on Monday said cannon shells believed to be from World War Two have been found on a China-registered bulk carrier ship detained at the weekend for anchoring in its waters without permission.
Plastic pollution: treaty talks get into the nitty-gritty
PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday warned that global plastics pollution was a "time bomb", as diplomats began five days of talks in Paris to make progress on a treaty to end plastic waste.
Uganda's president signs anti-gay bill into law
KAMPALA: Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed into law a controversial anti-gay bill, his office and the country's parliament said, introducing draconian measures against homosexuality that have been described as among the world's harshest.
1.2 tonnes of crystal meth seized in Songkhla
Narcotics police seized 1.2 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine, known as ice, and a convoy of three vehicles at a house in Na Mom district, Songkhla province.
Erdogan confronts polarised Turkey after historic win
ISTANBUL: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday confronted the tough task of uniting his deeply divided country after winning a historic run-off election to extend his two-decade rule to 2028.
Thai golf star Pajaree beats Japan's Furue in LPGA Match-Play final
Thailand's Pajaree Anannarukarn defeated Japan's Ayaka Furue 3&1 in Sunday's LPGA Match-Play final to capture her second career tour title.
Thailand must raise revenue to boost spending: World Bank
Thailand must bolster its revenue collection in the long term to meet growing public spending needs stemming from an ageing population, according to the World Bank.
Thai economy resilient, on path to full recovery: Arkhom
Thailand's economy is on a solid path to recovery and showing resiliency, helped by good revenue collection and a normalisation of its tourism sector, while inflation should come in below 3% this year, the finance minister said on Monday.
Pita would face cabinet dissolution petition
As Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat struggles to form a coalition government, serial petitioner Ruangrai Leekitwattana is already plotting the destruction of any cabinet he forms.
Covid deaths dropping
Covid-19 related deaths are declining as humans and the virus adapt to co-existence, but annual vaccination is still recommended, says top health official.
Thaksin 'flabbergasted' by Chuvit's secret-coalition claim
Fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra says he was left flabbergasted by the allegation by whistleblower Chuvit Kamolvisit of a "secret deal" for the Pheu Thai Party to form a coalition government with former parties in the government bloc.
Probe ordered into overweight-truck bribe-paid stickers
National police chief Pol Gen Damrongsak Kittiprapas has ordered highway police to investigate an allegation that drivers of overloaded trucks displaying special bribe-paid stickers are not being arrested.
'Superpimp'-turned-whistleblower won't give up fight
Chuvit Kamolvisit, who says Thailand is corrupt to the core, advocates legalising gambling and sin taxes to top up junior police salaries.
Accused Jimi 'Slice' killer extradited from Canada
Alleged contract gunman Matthew Dupre extradited from Canada for the murder of Canadian mobster Jimi "Slice" Sandhu in Phuket in 2022.
Naga Cave set to reopen on June 1
The Naga Cave in Bueng Kan’s Phu Langka National Park will reopen to tourists on June 1, according to the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation.