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Trump to order a study on abuses of US trade agreements

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Saturday seeking to identify any problems caused by the nation's existing trade agreements, including an examination of US involvement in the World Trade Organization (WTO), a top trade official said.


Galaxy S8 to spark smartphone sales

Competition in Thailand's premium smartphone market looks set to ramp up after the new Samsung Galaxy S8 was released on Friday.


Apisak frets over low FDI

Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong has asked the Board of Investment (BoI) to explain the lack of growth in new applications in the first quarter this year despite the strong incentives on offer.


N.Korea test-fires ballistic missile

SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS - North Korea unsuccessfully test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday from a region north of its capital, Pyongyang, South Korea's military said, defying intense pressure from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China.


The unsung heroes of our roads

'Call me a garbage man or a bin man, I don't really mind," said Sawat Kamhom, who is proud of his job keeping Bangkok's dirty, smelly streets clean.


Hot-money curbs to remain

The Bank of Thailand will continue to cut its short-dated bonds in May after measures to guard against hot money flowing into the country expired this month.


PTTOR spin-off plan delayed

Oil and gas conglomerate PTT Plc says its plan to spin off its fuel retail business and list the company on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has been delayed to next year, mainly because of complicated bureaucratic processes.


We all live in a regime submarine

What did Donald Trump say when he was a hotshot Republican candidate in January 2016? "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."


Press freedom slumps again

Reporters Without Borders has released its annual ranking and report on the state of press freedom everywhere. RSF (Reporters Sans Frontieres) notes the media is under official attack by governments on every continent. But Thailand is singled out for yet another drop in the RSF press-freedom rankings, from an abysmal No.136 last year to a truly shameful 142nd place in the world.


Rape shows DLT needs to up cabbie vetting

Why was a twice-convicted rapist driving a taxi? This is the first question that popped into my mind when I heard that a taxi driver in Bangkok, whom the police said admitted to raping a Brazilian woman late on Tuesday night, was actually convicted of rape in 2008 and again in 2013 but still managed to become a cab driver, taking countless female passengers who could have been anyone's mother,...





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