Musk told to explain ‘pedo’ tweets 

Tesla investors have demanded an apology from the foolish owner Elon Musk (pictured) after he casually labelled a life-saving cave diver who was key...

Thai death sentence strains EU ties

Thailand’s Appeals Court yesterday (Friday) upheld a death sentence for a Spanish man, Artur Segarra Princep, who was convicted of killing a fellow Spaniard,...

Thai king takes control of vast fund 

The Thai government agency that managed the vast wealth of the royal family for the past 80 years has formally handed control of its...

Junta to spend $2bn on spy satellites: claim

The Thai junta is reported to be investing heavily in the US-based Theia Satellite Network, a web of 112 surveillance satellites carrying high-tech cameras,...

Whale chokes on Thai plastic 

Around 80 separate bits of plastic weighing 8kg were found in the stomach of a pilot whale that died in Thailand after a five-day...

Thai minister slams university bosses

Thai scholars are frustrated with the kingdom’s higher education system because of complacency in the way that universities are being governed, according to Thailand’s...

378 Songkran road deaths reported 

The Songkran new year festival in Thailand has brought an official accumulated death toll from road accidents of 378, with 3,575 people hospitalised, over...

Toyota eyes Thai battery hub

Toyota will reportedly establish a production base for hybrid vehicle batteries in Thailand, aiming to start manufacturing in 2020. The Japanese car giant is looking...

Annual Thai road carnage looms 

As Thailand prepares for its new year holiday this month, almost 200 hospitals are asking for more blood to cope with the inevitable road...

Fast Thai rail link unveiled 

Thailand’s military-appointed cabinet says it has approved a US$7-billion high-speed rail project between three airports. Annual tourist arrivals of more than half the Thai population...

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