New road linking Phuket, Phangnga now complete
The Department of Rural Roads (DRR) announced the completion of the Na Klang-Ao Jik road linking Phuket and Phangnga, which will support local tourism and cross-provincial transport.
Alarm over weather-related threats
Drought, floods and other extreme weather exacerbated by climate change could cause damage worth 36 billion baht to the Thai economy this year.
Coalition delays seen as threat to growth
The private sector is concerned that Thai GDP growth could decline to 1-2% if the formation of the new government is delayed from the timeline by six months or more.
Doctors' union irked at lack of solutions to problems
The Thai Frontline Physician Confederation voiced disappointment at the Public Health Ministry's response to demands that it tackle problems faced by medical professionals including doctors.
Canada loosens visa rule
Thailand is among 13 countries newly added to Canada's electronic travel authorisation (eTA) programme by its Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Sean Fraser, the country announced on Wednesday.
Japanese data centres expand into Thailand
Two Japan-based data centre providers have invested US$164 million (5.5 billion baht) in Thailand to build and expand data centres.
Kin fret about Thaksin's return
The Shinawatra family wants fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to postpone his return from exile to Thailand, according to a source.
HPD to probe oil tanker bribe
The Highway Police Division (HPD) will set up a committee to look into a recent attempt by a senior official at the Excise Department to lobby the HPD to avoid taking legal action against a tanker carrying illegal oil.
Authorities to drive ahead with oil plan
Energy authorities are continuing their push for the National Oil Plan, aiming to generate 170 billion baht for the Thai economy through a range of projects.
Kunlavut, mixed doubles pair fight their way to win
Kunlavut Vitidsarn got off to a winning start in his bid for back-to-back titles at the Singapore Open on Wednesday.
Warning over minimum wage increase
Contractor Nawarat Patanakarn Plc says an increase in the daily minimum wage to 450 baht could reduce its gross margin to 3-4%, from the current 5-6%.
Probe into relocation of ethnic kids
ANG THONG: The Ministry of Education has ordered a committee to probe claims that 130 ethnic children were relocated from a Thai-Myanmar border town to a school in Ang Thong's Pa Mok district against their will.
Conscript dies at training centre
The head of an army training centre is facing an investigation following the death of a conscript the morning after he was reportedly punished for smuggling an e-cigarette into the centre, army chief Gen Narongpan Jittkaewtae said on Wednesday.
Canada wildfires shroud New York in apocalyptic haze
NEW YORK - Smoke from Canadian wildfires shrouded New York in an apocalyptic smog Wednesday as cities along the US East Coast issued air quality alerts and thousands evacuated their homes in Canada.
Lionel Messi decides to join MLS side Inter Miami
BARCELONA - Lionel Messi on Wednesday announced he will sign for Major League Soccer side Inter Miami, choosing the United States as his next destination over a Barcelona reunion or blockbuster deal to play in Saudi Arabia.
Vaquitas still exist, but barely: sea 'panda' survey
MEXICO CITY - The vaquita, a small porpoise on the verge of extinction, is still hanging in there, said scientists Wednesday who had spotted about a dozen specimens of Mexico's "panda of the sea" on an expedition in May.
'AI doctor' better at predicting patient outcomes, including death
WASHINGTON - Artificial intelligence has proven itself useful in reading medical imaging and even shown it can pass doctors' licensing exams.
Foreign aid sets up Ukraine to strike tough Russian defenses
WASHINGTON - Ukraine has to breach multiple lines of heavily fortified defenses in its counteroffensive against invading Russian forces, and equipment and training provided by the United States and others will play a central role.
Thousands flee flooded homes in Ukraine
KHERSON, Ukraine: Thousands were fleeing their homes Wednesday after the destruction of a frontline Russian-held dam in Ukraine flooded dozens of villages and parts of a nearby city, sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster.
Emotional Harry finishes court testimony
LONDON: Prince Harry accused a tabloid publisher of "industrial scale" phone hacking as he wrapped up almost eight hours of court testimony on Wednesday, becoming the first British royal in over a century to take to the witness stand.