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Thai opposition leader asks supporters to mobilise in Bangkok on Saturday

13 Dec 2019

BANGKOK Thai opposition party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit called on supporters to mobilise in Bangkok on Saturday, days after the national election body called for the dissolution of his party.

Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader

08 Dec 2019

BANGKOK Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar's army while authorities carry out a full investigation, Thai officials said on Sunday.

Thai court fines Philip Morris $40 million for customs breach

29 Nov 2019

BANGKOK A Thai court fined the local unit of Philip Morris 1.2 billion baht ($40 million) for customs violations on cigarette imports on Friday, while dropping criminal charges against seven of its employees.

Thailand seeks to export more natural rubber after curbs end

13 Nov 2019

BANGKOK Thailand is pushing to export natural rubber to boost farmers' income, the country's commerce minister said on Wednesday, weeks after it ended a four-month curb on the commodity.

Thailand seeks to export more natural rubber after curbs end

13 Nov 2019

BANGKOK, Nov 13 Thailand is pushing to export natural rubber to boost farmers' income, the country's commerce minister said on Wednesday, weeks after it ended a four-month curb on the commodity.

U.S. protests Thailand's chemical ban would hurt crop exports

25 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's ban on three chemicals used in farming that its government deemed hazardous could threaten imports of American agricultural products into Thailand, a U.S. government official said in a letter sent ahead of the ban this week.

Thai airport rail contract deadline extended in row over risk

09 Oct 2019

BANGKOK, Oct 9 Thailand will give Charoen Pokphand Group and its partners 10 more days to sign a contract for a 225 billion baht ($7.43 billion) high-speed railway linking three airports, an official said, amid a row over land transfers and the burden of risk.

Thai zoo solves mystery of celebrity panda's death

08 Oct 2019

BANGKOK When a celebrity giant panda died suddenly last month while on loan to Thailand's Chiang Mai Zoo, millions of social media users in China demanded to know "What killed Chuang Chuang?"

Five more Thai elephants died in waterfall plunge, drone footage shows

08 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Five more wild elephants in Thailand died in a plunge from the top of a waterfall, drone footage released on Tuesday showed, bringing the death toll to 11, including a three-year-old calf. | Video

Thailand gives CP Group October 15 deadline to sign $7 billion rail deal

03 Oct 2019

BANGKOK Thailand has given the agro-industrial conglomerate Charoen Pokphand Group (CP) until Oct. 15 to sign an investment agreement for the 225 billion baht ($7.36 billion) high-speed train project, a senior official said.

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