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  • WORLD

    Miss Universe invited to FARC talks

    Published on 08/02/2015

    » BOGOTA — Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels have invited the newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega, a native of the country's Caribbean coast, to attend their peace negotiations with the government, a bid to end 50 years of fighting.

  • SPORTS

    Thailand in talks to host Tour de France

    Published on 02/10/2014

    » Thailand are in talks with Tour de France organisers about bringing the world's most prestigious cycling race to Asia for the first time and are confident of doing so by 2016, a senior tourism official said on Thursday.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    "Fruitful" talks in Indonesia

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 08/04/2011

    » Border talks between Thai and Cambodian diplomats are taking place in what was described as a "good" atmosphere.

  • OPINION

    Hopes for nuke deal not over yet

    News, Published on 04/03/2019

    » North Korean state media on Friday brushed over the lack of a summit deal for leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, focusing on constructive talks and signalling Pyongyang was not about to walk away from negotiations.

  • OPINION

    Time to come clean

    News, Postbag, Published on 15/06/2019

    » Re: "Cops scrutinise MP's posts", (BP, June 11).

  • OPINION

    Airlines battle polluter stigma

    News, Published on 06/06/2019

    » In Lorna Greenwood's London home, there is a shelf lined with travel guides. But the 32-year-old mother and former government employment lawyer has given up flying.

  • LIFESTYLE

    In search of big ideas

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 18/01/2018

    » BangkokEdge Festival, billed as an "idea festival", returns to its old quarters of Bangkok this weekend. Spearheaded by MR Narisa Chakrabongse, the two-day event is a vibrant smorgasbord of literature, music, art, history and politics, anchored in the charming venues of Museum Siam, Chakrabongse Villas and Rajini School. There will be talks -- plenty of panels and discussions, on subjects ranging from "What Makes The Chao Phraya A World Monument?" to "The Power Of Slam Poetry", from "Populism, Religion and Neo-Nationalism In The 21st Century" to "Years Of Living Dangerously: A Woman's Take On War". The list of participants is starry, including writers, journalists, poets, historians and artists, Thai and international. Come evening, the lawn of Museum Siam will play host to film screenings (Pop Aye on Saturday and Citizen Dog on Sunday), as well as concerts by Hugo, Yena, Rasmee Isan Soul and more.

  • OPINION

    No, Brexit Britain doesn't want its empire back

    News, John Lloyd, Published on 14/01/2019

    » Britain is moving towards an exit from the European Union on March 29, possibly with no agreement, and thus courting – according to the Bank of England – an 8 percent drop in GDP and a 7.5% rise in unemployment. A drear prospect, attended by matching drear commentaries on the stupidity of the 52 percent of the British electorate who voted for Brexit in 2016.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Trump and Kim sign deal as summit ends

    Gary Boyle, Published on 12/06/2018

    » SINGAPORE: President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a “very dangerous problem” and Kim forecasting “major change for the world”.

  • WORLD

    Trump 'morally unfit' for office, says fired FBI chief Comey

    AFP, Published on 16/04/2018

    » WASHINGTON: Donald Trump is "morally unfit" to be president of the United States, former FBI director James Comey told ABC in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

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