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    China, US showdown looms on trade at fractious G20

    AFP, Published on 01/12/2018

    » BUENOS AIRES - The United States and China, the world's two largest economies, will see Saturday if they can find a breakthrough to exit a spiraling trade war as their presidents meet at a tense G20 summit.

  • OPINION

    Five-star salaries too fat

    News, Editorial, Published on 17/11/2018

    » In a move that has perplexed many, the junta-appointed National Legislative Assembly (NLA) yesterday approved in principle a bill that aims to "legalise" the fat pay cheques of generals, admirals and air chief marshals who have been awarded the "special" five-star rank in the military.

  • OPINION

    Asset declaration law angers academics

    News, Editorial, Published on 11/11/2018

    » A new regulation issued by the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) that requires university council members to declare their assets and liabilities has drawn mixed reactions.

  • NEWS

    Tycoon Chatchaval buys Fortune magazine

    Published on 10/11/2018

    » <i>Fortune</i> magazine, a founding brand of the Time Inc empire that started publishing right after the US stock market crash of 1929 and went on to chronicle the rise and fall of the United States’ biggest companies, has been sold to Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon for $150 million.

  • NEWS

    Pressure mounts for Sri Lanka parliament recall amid 'bloodbath' warnings

    AFP, Published on 29/10/2018

    » COLOMBO - Ousted Sri Lankan prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday demanded parliament be allowed to choose between the two rivals to run the country's government amid warnings that the constitutional crisis could become a "bloodbath".

  • OPINION

    The abusive golden rule

    News, Editorial, Published on 24/10/2018

    » The rate of human rights violations has long been atrocious, and under successive governments, elected as well as dictatorial. Arguably, no group has been more abused than the residents of Wang Saphung district of Loei province. They have been bounced from pillar to post -- quite literally at times. Their tormentors and attackers have ranged from slick legal authorities to arrogant bureaucrats. At one point 200 armed men attacked and battered villagers for the "crimes" of opposing a gold mine operation while exercising their rights.

  • OPINION

    Too little too late

    News, Postbag, Published on 21/10/2018

    » Re: "THAI 'sorry' as pilots snag 1st-class seats", (BP, Oct 20). The apology offered by Thai Airways International president Sumeth Damrongchaitham, for the behaviour of THAI's two pilots, who refused to take off unless two of the airline's first-class passengers were ejected from their seats for the company's off-duty pilots, is not enough.

  • OPINION

    Policing cyberspace

    News, Published on 20/10/2018

    » Re: "Cyber bill outcry puts PM on defensive", (BP, Oct 18).

  • NEWS

    UK PM mulls longer transition as EU demands Brexit progress

    AFP, Published on 18/10/2018

    » BRUSSELS - Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Thursday she was open to extending a Brexit transition period if it helped unblock negotiations, after EU leaders repeated that Britain must do more to avoid crashing out of the bloc without a deal.

  • OPINION

    Rights are sadly lost

    News, Postbag, Published on 18/10/2018

    » Re: "UN tramples its own ideals", (Editorial, Oct 15)

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