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    Greece, Germany agree the euro system is doomed

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » The only thing you can rule out is a happy ending. Whatever happens at the European Union (EU) summit — even if a deal of some sort emerges — the EU has suffered lasting and perhaps irreparable damage. The available choices run from bad to terrible.

  • OPINION

    Horrors of the Battle of Okinawa

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Seventy years after the Battle of Okinawa, Yoshiko Shimabukuro still has terrifying nightmares of watching friends and Japanese soldiers die as they hid in caves to escape American shelling.

  • OPINION

    Chinese stock investors are swimming in a bubble

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » JPMorgan Chase and BlackRock disagree about China's stock bubble. The former says last week's 13% share plunge is a reason to buy; the latter sees things "deflating quite rapidly".

  • OPINION

    Has reform failed, or has it even begun?

    News, Atiya Achakulwisut, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Maybe it's the natural swing of the pendulum — what goes up must come down — and that explains why we have gone from fight-to-the-death battles against inequality a few years ago, to high-minded campaigns for national reform last year, to struggles against overpriced lotteries, motorcycle racers and the age-old question of whether casinos should be allowed to operate legally in Thailand now.

  • OPINION

    Air safety row needs clarity

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » In recent months, Thai people have learned a lot about a normally obscure and quiet United Nations agency. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has made the headlines repeatedly over  the matter of air safety.

  • OPINION

    India, China, Russia rise up boldly

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » History clearly didn't end with the triumph of market capitalism and democracy. Those who seek to disprove this old dogma often point to the eruption of radical Islam and the counteroffensive by the West — two events which have indeed overshadowed the last decade in many countries. But history has accelerated more dramatically — in the wrong direction — in three nations that contain a much larger part of the world's population.

  • OPINION

    Public toilet hygiene down the pan

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 23/06/2015

    » Public restrooms were put on the agenda when the three ministers of Public Health, Transport and Tourism and Sports joined forces to launch the "Happy Tourist Toilet" campaign last Wednesday at Hua Lamphong railway station.

  • OPINION

    For reconciliation, just follow the plan

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » There is angst concerning the authoritarian direction Thailand is taking as well as uncertainty regarding whether the reform process and draft constitution constitute a roadmap for a normative democracy in post-2016 elections. Even Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has not ruled out further instability.

  • OPINION

    Fear of gene unknowns

    News, Published on 23/06/2015

    » In “Biopharming has so much to offer”, (Opinion, June 22) Henry I Miller suggests in reference to genetically modified organisms (GMOs), “regulators can undo miracles, and they regularly do”.

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