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Spanish PM to sack Catalan government

MADRID: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Saturday that he would curb the powers of the parliament of Catalonia, sack its government and call an election within six months in a bid to thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 8:12 am

33 provinces, Bangkok brace for storms through Monday

Residents of 33 provinces in the North, Northeast, East and lower Central Plains, including Bangkok and vicinity, have been told to prepare for heavy rain and gusty winds until Monday.

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 7:36 am

61 stranded after tour operator disappears

SAMUT PRAKAN: Dozens of people from Korat have filed a complaint against their tour operator after they showed up at Suvarnabhumi airport for a trip to Hokkaido that never materialised.

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 4:58 am

Procession to royal crematorium rehearsed

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn joined the rehearsal for the procession of the royal urn of King Rama IX from the Grand Palace to the royal crematorium at Sanam Luang on Saturday morning.

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 3:48 am

2017 BMW X3 first drive review

BMW’s new X3 continues to be a fine SUV in its class, but the enlarged and improved competition in Thailand could give it harder time.

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 3:18 am

New film sheds light on Jim Thompson mystery

A new documentary is set to stir fresh debate over one of Asia's most enduring mysteries: What happened to Jim Thompson, Thailand's legendary silk king?

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 2:26 am

Panthongtae upset by DSI release of pictures

Panthongtae Shinawatra has complained about the public release of security footage of him visiting the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) to answer money laundering charges last Tuesday.

Posted on 21 October 2017 | 1:51 am

Pak Beng dam meets stiffer new resistance

An environmental group in Chiang Rai has renewed its campaign against the controversial Pak Beng dam that is due to be built on the transnational Mekong River by lodging a complaint with the Supreme Administrative Court against Thai authorities for failing to provide local communities with adequate public forums.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 11:54 pm

B1.7bn flows via welfare card scheme

The Commerce Ministry says the state welfare card project has helped circulate up to 1.7 billion baht for local economies, and officials aim to improve the buying system and increase the number of shops to reach more low-income consumers.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 11:14 pm

Anupong dodges criticism in speed gun fiasco

Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda, who signed a controversial procurement proposal for handheld laser speed detectors worth almost 600 million baht, says he was not aware of the pricing of the devices.

Posted on 20 October 2017 | 10:19 pm

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