Spreading wildfire behind military academy
NAKHON NAYOK: Wildfire was spreading on mountains behind the Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in Muang district late Wednesday night.
Amsterdam to rowdy Brits: ‘Stay away’
AMSTERDAM: Amsterdam has launched a campaign to discourage tourists planning drug- and alcohol-fuelled parties — starting with young British men.
UK closer to joining Pacific trade pact
TOKYO: Members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership are expected to agree this month on allowing Britain to join the free trade pact, Japanese government sources said on Wednesday.
Man charged for anti-112 graffiti at Wat Phra Kaew
Protester arrested for spray-painting '112' at Temple of the Emerald Buddha faces charges that could put him in jail for seven years. A 15-year-old girl was also arrested on a lese-majeste warrant at the scene.
UN nuclear watchdog at Russian-held plant
KYIV: The UN atomic energy watchdog chief arrived Wednesday at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in a rare visit to Europe's largest atomic facility currently controlled by Russian forces.
Malaysian PM begins China visit
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is making his first official visit to China, where he will meet with President Xi Jinping as part of efforts to reinvigorate relations in the post-pandemic era.
Central 'eyeing Vietnamese mall operator'
Thailand’s Central Group is said to be a possible candidate to acquire a stake in the shopping mall arm of Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest conglomerate, five sources told Reuters on Wednesday.
Thailand shut out of US democracy summit again
Thailand has once more been excluded from US President Joe Biden’s second “Summit for Democracy”, for which the guest list has been a major talking point.
Court orders recall of Mazda 2 cars
The Civil Court on Wednesday ordered the recall of Mazda 2 cars with diesel engines produced from 2014-2018 to fix engine vibration and acceleration problems, and compensation for the owners, according to the lawyer for the plaintiffs.
Kamnan's assistant murdered in Pattani
PATTANI: Gunmen murdered a tambon chief's assistant as he and his wife left a construction company warehouse in Sai Buri district on Wednesday morning.
Hong Kong art market hits pre-pandemic highs
HONG KONG: As thousands of visitors streamed through a Hong Kong exhibition hall and deals were struck for works by Picasso and Yayoi Kusama, art collectors celebrated the city’s return to its bustling heyday.
Tough action ordered against foreign tour guides
Caretaker Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has ordered tough legal action be taken against foreigners working as tour guides, a profession reserved for Thais, government deputy spokeswoman Traisuree Taisarakul said.
Veteran politician defects to Pheu Thai Party
The Pheu Thai Party on Wednesday welcomed former House deputy speaker Suchart Tancharoen into its ranks. He was formerly with the Palang Pracharath Party, which still leads the caretaker government.
BoT raises key rate a quarter-point
Bank of Thailand raises key interest rate a quarter point to 1.75% and signals that another move is possible as it strives to keep pushing down inflation.
Parents warned, kids eating smuggled cannabis cookies
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned parents to be alert after "many children" in the south were hospitalised after eating smuggled cannabis-infused cookies containing excessive levels of psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Feb factory output down 2.71%, better than forecast
Thailand's manufacturing production index (MPI) in February dropped by 2.71% from a year earlier, as slowing global demand hurt exports, the Industry Ministry said on Wednesday.
Thailand beats Q1 tourism target with 6.15 million arrivals
Thailand beat its target for tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2023, recording 6.15 million visitors in the January to March 27 period.
Toxic air still choking North
Hazardous levels of PM2.5 were limited to northern provinces on Wednesday morning, with with the worst air pollution still in Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, according to the Pollution Control Department.
Chula gets nod as EEC panel head
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has endorsed the appointment of Chula Sukmanop, the former head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT), as secretary-general of the Eastern Economic Corridor Policy Committee (EECPC).
Thais urged to cut sugar use
The Public Health Ministry has launched a campaign encouraging Thais to consume less sugar.