NEW ORLEANS: Flamboyant British rocker Elton John has resumed his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour, returning to the stage in New Orleans after a nearly two-year hiatus.
Tourism operators want the government to reduce the cost of a RT-PCR test as all inbound travellers have to bear a higher cost from undergoing two tests and an additional compulsory hotel booking on the fifth day due to a new rule under the Test & Go scheme, effective from Feb 1.
The ouster of an influential Thai lawmaker and his supporters from the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) in the ruling coalition may trigger an early general election and hamper Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's ability to pass key legislation, including the budget for next year.
Austria's parliament on Thursday is expected to approve making Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory for adults from next month, becoming the first European country to do so.
About 30 police raided the Same Sky publishing house on Thursday, but failed to find a book deemed a threat to national security.
BERLIN: Russia on Thursday condemned US President Joe Biden's vow of a "severe" response to any invasion of Ukraine as "destabilising", as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened talks with key European allies for a common strategy against Moscow.
KHON KAEN: Khon Kaen Municipality has set aside about 200 million baht in reserves for its two pawnshops, for loans to people bringing in goods ranging from gold jewellery to a pestle and mortar to raise needed cash amid rising costs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Palang Pracharath looks to greater unity after showing Thamanat Propow and his faction the door after he insisted on a major revamp of the ruling party.
The economy is still expected to grow 3.5%-4.5% this year driven by fiscal policy, exports and investment, despite an outbreak of the Omicron coronavirus variant remaining a challenge, the finance minister said on Thursday.
The number of Covid-19 control orange zones will be reduced from next Monday, and drinking hours extended at approved eateries, as the Covid-19 situation improves, a senior health official says.
KYIV: The United States has called for a diplomatic solution with Russia to resolve a crisis over Ukraine, but in public at least, the two powers remain deeply at odds.
CAPE TOWN: Three dachshunds lay claim to a big bed, while an agitated mongrel yaps constantly and a miniature schnauzer appears disgruntled despite soothing Bob Marley tunes playing over the stereo.
TOKYO: Next month's Beijing Winter Olympics can still be meaningful even with the general public locked out because of Covid-19, a top official from last year's pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games has said.
The FBI and a U.S. investment-screening panel are investigating a Chinese investment in an aircraft startup following allegations of improper technology transfer to China, according to people familiar with the matter and documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
A first shipment 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice has been delivered using the Lao-Chinese railway to Chongqing, marking a new chapter in exports to China, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday.
More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.