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  • WORLD

    US, Russia butt heads over Venezuela

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pressed Sunday for Russia to get out of Venezuela, while his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, called on Washington to "abandon its irresponsible plans" in the crisis-wracked country.

  • WORLD

    Deadly escalation as Israel retaliates over Gaza rockets

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » GAZA CITY (PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES) - Israel carried out waves of retaliatory strikes in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Palestinian rockets hit Israeli cities, in a deadly escalation that has shown no signs of slowing and raised fears of war.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump to hike tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the United States would raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25% this week, because trade talks are moving "too slowly."

  • LIFE

    'Avengers' blast past 'Titanic' to all-time No. 2

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » LOS ANGELES - Disney and Marvel's "Avengers: Endgame" has stormed into historic territory, earning $2.19 billion worldwide in less than two weeks to become the No. 2 film of all time, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.

  • WORLD

    At least 13 dead in Moscow plane blaze: Russian agencies

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » MOSCOW - At least 13 people died Sunday after a passenger plane on fire attempted an emergency landing at Moscow's busiest airport as flames and thick black smoke poured from the fuselage, Russian news agencies reported.

  • OPINION

    'Womenomics' still isn't working

    Asia focus, Nareerat Wiriyapong, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The people of Japan have had a lot to celebrate lately. On May 1 they welcomed their new emperor along with the Reiwa imperial era. The event came in the middle of an unprecedented 10-day Golden Week break for the country's famously hardworking citizens.

  • OPINION

    A better Korean option

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 06/05/2019

    » South Korea is one of the most popular destinations for Thais -- both tourists and illegal workers. According to the Ministry of Labour, there are 165,854 Thais living in South Korea, 143,169 of them illegally. Such a large number of illegal workers has caused Korean immigration officers to strictly screen Thai visitors. On April 20, a Facebook user shared a post saying that only five Thai passengers from a low-cost flight could get through Seoul, while the rest were detained for deportation. On the post, many comments blamed illegal workers for causing trouble for those attempting to travel legitimately. An unlawful worker defended himself by saying others didn't have sympathy for his poverty.

  • BUSINESS

    Trump ups pressure on China ahead of last ditch trade talks

    AFP, Published on 06/05/2019

    » WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that the United States will raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods -- a blunt warning to Beijing just days before what is being billed as a last-ditch round of talks to reach a deal or resume their trade war.

  • THAILAND

    Streets lined with yellow as King greets loyal subjects

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 06/05/2019

    » The chant of "Long Live the King" was heard all along the seven-kilometre route of His Majesty King Rama X's post-coronation procession on Sunday.

  • OPINION

    Integrity is key for EC

    News, Editorial, Published on 06/05/2019

    » As the embattled Election Commission (EC) prepares to announce its endorsement of at least 95% of the general election results, roughly equivalent to 475 out of the 500 MP seats up for grabs, many Thais can only hope the poll agency will honour the spirit and intent of the country's election laws and allow candidates who are qualified to serve as MPs to sit in parliament -- and not the other way around.

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