Search Results for: the United States

  • Thailand News

    Thaipocrisy: United States deny meddling in Thailand political affairs

    Unsurprisingly, and not for the first time, the United States has been accused of meddling in another country’s political affairs, surprisingly, this time it’s Thailand’s turn. The US has a long history of interfering in foreign affairs, as Cuba, China, Russia, Iran, Vietnam, and most South American nations can testify. It appears to be endemic in US politics. US Ambassador…

  • Press Room

    United States launches SERVIR-Southeast Asia, a USAID-NASA initiative to fight climate change

    Press Release Chonburi, 24 January 2023 : The U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Robert F. Godec and Dr. Karen M. St. Germain, Earth Science Division Director at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launched the SERVIR-Southeast Asia program – a collaboration between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and NASA – to help communities across Southeast Asia adapt…

  • World News

    United States CDC says over 700 cases of monkeypox worldwide

    The United State’s Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday that it knew of over 700 cases of monkeypox worldwide. The CDC said there were 21 cases in the US. Today the number of cases, worldwide has reached nearly 900. Although 14 of the cases in the US are thought to be travel-linked, CDC officials say that at least…

  • World News

    European airlines assess mask rules for flights to United States

    After US airlines stopped requiring people to wear masks on domestic flights last week, European airlines are assessing their mask rules for flights to the US. European carriers are now divided over policies on trans-Atlantic flights. British Airways told customers that the requirement to wear masks onboard depends on restrictions in the arrival destination. KLM, a Dutch airline, told passengers…

  • World News

    United States will invite ‘non-political’ Myanmar representative to summit

    A spokesman for the US State Department announced yesterday that the United States supports ASEAN’s decision to invite a ‘non-political’ representative from Myanmar’s junta-ruled government to a summit in Washington this month. The spokesman said that it too will invite a ‘non-political’ representative from Myanmar, in order to hold the country accountable for not following a consensus about human rights…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand will purchase stealth jets if United States okays

    Thailand will purchase Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth jets if the United States approves it. In January, Thailand set aside US$413 million for four jets, but one Thai air marshal said Thailand wants to buy as many as eight. A US State Department spokesperson said the department doesn’t confirm or comment on proposed transfers or sales until congress has been formally…

  • Thailand News

    Rights groups urge United States to ban fishing nets made by Thai prisoners

    A December investigation by the the Thomson Reuters foundation discovered that jails across Thailand are illegally forcing prisoners to make fishing nets for private companies, including those that export to the United States. Former prisoners Reuters interviewed said guards beat them, disallowed them to shower, and pushed back their release dates if they didn’t meet strict targets. Now, Thai and…

  • Sports NewsTokyo Olympics Digest: United States 'A-Team' strike gold in beach volleyball

    Tokyo Olympics Digest: United States ‘A-Team’ strike gold in beach volleyball

    The United States beach volleyball team of April Ross and Alix Klineman, known as the “A-Team,” claimed gold after beating Australia in the final on Friday. Follow the latest from Tokyo 2020 with DW. SOURCE: DW News

  • Thailand News

    Thai senators warn United States politicians not to interfere with Thai affairs

    Thai senators are warning United States senators not to meddle in Thai politics and affairs. The warning comes at a time of ongoing pro-democracy protests with calls for monarchy reformation, a taboo and controversial subject in Thai society. They say interference in Thai affairs will hurt Thai-US relations which date back around 200 years. The warning follows a resolution introduced…

  • World News

    Phuket Gazette World News: Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters…

  • World NewsWorld News: Iranian officials denied entry to United States for U.N. meeting | Thaiger

    World News: Iranian officials denied entry to United States for U.N. meeting

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. denies visas for Iranian officials to attend U.N. meeting Phuket Gazette / News WiresPHUKET: The United States has denied visas to Iranian officials hoping to attend a U.N. meeting in New York, Iran’s state news agency [INRA] reported last night. The Iranian judiciary’s Human Rights Headquarters…

  • World News

    Minnesota becomes a refuge for transgender children facing conservative laws in other US states

    Transgender youth and their families have increasingly found themselves at the heart of a contentious nationwide debate in the United States, with parents like Mary and her 16 year old child, Jasper, seeking refuge in states that offer them protection and support. Their tumultuous journey started in Texas, but due to mounting concerns for their child’s well-being, the family soon…

  • World News

    Citi to sell consumer banking business in Southeast Asia to Singapore’s United Overseas Bank

    Citigroup announced on Thursday its agreement to sell its consumer banking operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam to United Overseas Bank (UOB) for approximately US$2.97 billion. UOB stated that as part of the agreement, it will acquire Citi’s retail deposit divisions, loan portfolios and wealth management, in the four countries’ consumer banking sectors. “We are excited to announce this…

  • World News

    ASEAN aiming to develop Universal Healthcare Coverage for all member states

    PHOTO: Pacific Health Care Promoting universal healthcare coverage for citizens is now a common goal of ASEAN member states. The aim is to grant people access to healthcare without barriers to improve nations’ health and wellbeing of all citizens. Universal healthcare is a hallmark of civilised governments around the world with the UN describing UHC as a right of all…

  • World News

    Phuket Gazette World News: Israelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman Sharon

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Israelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman Sharon Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s body lay in state on Sunday outside parliament in Jerusalem, where thousands of Israelis waited to bid farewell to the maverick warrior-statesman who reshaped the Middle East.Sharon died at the age…

  • World News

    Phuket Gazette World News: Turkey rocked by riots; Prague flood alert; Gulf states eye Hezbollah Syria support; Hong Kong leader cleared

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Thousands clash with police in Turkey Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Turkey’s four biggest cities on Sunday and clashed with riot police firing tear gas on the third day of the fiercest anti-government demonstrations in years.The din of…

  • Phuket NewsUnited Nations launches initiative to plug ‘gaps’ in Thai disaster management | Thaiger

    United Nations launches initiative to plug ‘gaps’ in Thai disaster management

    PHUKET: Marking nearly one year ago since floodwaters inundated most of Thailand and its capital Bangkok, the Royal Thai Government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched a new initiative today to boost the capacity of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) to be able to respond to large-scale floods and other natural disasters. The DDPM is…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand approves genome editing to boost agricultural yields

    Thailand officially sanctioned Genome Editing (GEd) technology for advanced plant breeding, aiming to boost yields while reducing chemical use in agriculture, according to the Department of Agriculture (DoA). DoA Chief Rapeepat Chansriwong announced the approval of the GEd technique under a ministerial regulation. This decision was endorsed by the agriculture minister and subsequently published in the Royal Gazette. Typically, new…

  • Thailand News

    US offers lower interest rates on F-16s jets to sway Thailand

    The United States proposed lowering the interest rates for the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) to purchase F-16 fighter jets in a bid to persuade the Thai government to choose American-made aircraft over Sweden’s Gripen jets. According to a Defence Ministry source, this offer follows the RTAF’s recent announcement that it is considering the Gripen jets, following a procurement committee…

  • Thailand News

    South Australia governor seeks Thai partnership in food, agriculture

    South Australia State Governor Frances Adamson has committed to fostering collaboration with Thailand in the food and agriculture sectors, highlighting shared economic objectives between the two regions. Adamson’s visit to Thailand spanned from July 8 to 11, where she engaged with government officials and leaders in various sectors including arts and culture, agriculture, energy, and the wine industry, aiming to…

  • Environment News

    China leads renewable energy efforts with wind and solar power

    China is leading the global surge in renewable energy construction, with nearly two-thirds of the world’s large-scale wind and solar projects currently being built within its borders, as indicated by a recent report from Global Energy Monitor (GEM). China is constructing 339 gigawatts (GW) of utility-scale wind and solar power, representing 64% of the global total, according to the US-based…

  • Health

    Mayo Clinic issues warning that kratom is unsafe and ineffective

    Kratom, an herbal extract from the leaves of the Mitragyna speciosa tree native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in recent years. Marketed as a mood lifter, energy booster, pain reliever, and remedy for opioid withdrawal symptoms, it is commonly sold in health stores and online. Users report that at low doses, kratom acts as a stimulant, increasing alertness and…

  • Thailand News

    Police arrest Russian gang leader for sale of counterfeit passports

    Thai immigration officials apprehended the leader of a Russian gang involved in the production and distribution of counterfeit passports. The operation, which caused damages exceeding 30 million baht, had its manufacturing hub in the Dominican Republic before smuggling the fake documents into Thailand. Today, July 10, the Immigration Bureau held a press conference to announce the arrest of 44 year…

  • Business News

    E-Foreign Business service said to simplify foreign investments

    The Department of Business Development (DBD) is set to launch a new online service this month, the e-Foreign Business is aimed at streamlining the process for foreign investors to apply for business permissions in Thailand. Director-General of the DBD, Auramon Supthaweethum highlighted that the new system is designed to shorten the processing time for business registrations and reduce the volume…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand’s airports hit new highs as passenger numbers increase

    Thailand’s six international airports, operated by Airports of Thailand (AOT), witnessed a record-breaking influx of passengers in the first five months of 2024. Transport Minister Suriya Juangroongruangkit announced a whopping 52.16 million travellers, marking a 20.28% rise compared to the same period last year. AOT manages six key airports: Suvarnabhumi, Don Mueang, Chiang Mai, Mae Fah Luang, Phuket, and Hat…

  • Business News

    Toy story: Thailand art toys boom with adult collectors’ creativity

    The local art toys sector in Thailand is experiencing significant growth, primarily driven by the purchasing power of mainly adult collectors, compounded by the creativity of small toy manufacturers. According to the Director-General of the Business Development Department, Auramon Supthaweethum, the art toy business is set for continued expansion due to rising consumer demand, presenting promising opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs.…

  • Thailand News

    KFC Thailand clucks for National Fried Chicken Day with free drumsticks

    KFC Thailand is celebrating the upcoming National Fried Chicken Day on July 6 with a special promotion that will give you a free crispy fried drumstick if you can crow like a chicken at the staff. July 6 is considered National Fried Chicken Day in the United States. Fried chicken lovers will celebrate the day by cooking and eating fried…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand emerges as key hub for data centres and cloud services

    Thailand continues to emerge as a strategic hub for investment in data centres and cloud services, driven by the rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital services in the region. The Board of Investment (BOI) Secretary General, Narit Therdsteerasukdi, highlighted that 37 projects worth 98.539 billion baht have already been approved for investment in data centres and cloud services.…

  • Business News

    Shifting gears: Thai interest charges towards hybrids, veers from EVs

    Interest in battery electric vehicles (BEVs) among Thai consumers has declined over the past year, while hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) have gained popularity, according to a survey conducted by Deloitte. The 2024 Global Automotive Consumer Study indicates that the percentage of Thai respondents interested in purchasing a BEV has dropped to 20% this year from 31% in 2023. Conversely, interest…

  • Politics News

    ASEAN NOW launches ‘Political Soapbox’: The ultimate forum for expats to discuss world politics

    Thailand’s leading expat forum, ASEAN NOW, has been a space for expatriates to seek advice, community, and insightful discussions about living in Southeast Asia. With that, ASEAN NOW has been listening to the increasing interest among expats to engage in world politics and has launched a new forum for it. The new forum, named Political Soapbox, has quickly become the go-to…