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Thailand asks tech firms to set up centres against 'fake news' in South East Asia

19 Aug 2019

BANGKOK Thailand is proposing that tech companies set up centres in each of the 10 Southeast Asian countries to curb the flow of "fake news" and fake accounts, the country's telecoms regulator said on Monday.

Pompeo criticises China after meeting top diplomat in Bangkok

02 Aug 2019

BANGKOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday criticised China's actions in Asia after meeting his Chinese counterpart for the first time this year amid political tension between the two countries. | Video

Pompeo jabs at China's 'bad behaviour', defends U.S. tariffs

02 Aug 2019

BANGKOK U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday decried "decades of bad behaviour" from China that have hampered free trade, laying out a case at a Southeast Asian forum for Washington's escalating trade war with Beijing.

Facebook removes fake accounts from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine, Honduras

25 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had erased over 1,800 accounts and pages from Thailand, Russia, Ukraine and Honduras, its latest move to counter deceptive political propaganda and other abuses of its service.

UPDATE 2-Thai rice exporters cut 2019 target for annual exports

24 Jul 2019

* Fears for next year's supply due to drought (Adds details, quotes, prices)

Thai rice exports hit by strong baht, unlikely to meet 2019 goal

10 Jul 2019

BANGKOK Thailand's rice exports fell by 12% in the first half of 2019 hurt by a strong baht, and will likely fall short of this year's target of 9.5 million tonnes, an exporter group said on Wednesday.

Southeast Asian leaders emphasise economic strength in face of U.S.-China tensions

23 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Sunday to work together on the region's economy and security to strengthen their position to face growing U.S.-China tensions, as they wrapped up their summit in Bangkok. | Video

Southeast Asian nations vow to combat plastic debris in oceans

22 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Southeast Asian nations vowed on Saturday to fight against plastic pollution in the ocean, as their leaders adopted a joint declaration during a summit in Bangkok.

RPT-SE Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

22 Jun 2019

BANGKOK, June 21 Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic.

Southeast Asian nations, among worst ocean polluters, aim to curb plastic debris

21 Jun 2019

BANGKOK Thai zero-waste advocate Thanaboon Somboon never leaves his home without what he calls a full "weaponry" of reusable shopping bags, coffee tumblers and stainless steel straws for his daily battle against single-use plastic. | Video

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