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Govt Approves 210 Km Three-Airports Rail Link

BANGKOK - The Thai military government has approved the construction of a 210 kilometre rail link that would connect Bangkok's two airports with another airport in Rayong province.

Saab Unveils New Version of Gripen Fighter Jet

STOCKHOLM — Swedish aircraft maker Saab has unveiled the latest version of its Gripen fighter jet.

Asian Stocks Mixed Amid US Political Uncertainty, China Data

TOKYO — Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday as worries lingered over political uncertainty in Washington and shares drooped overnight in the U.S. while China was boosted by manufacturing data.

China's Year of the Goat to Bring Economic Slowdown, Disharmony

BEIJING (DPA) - Common lore predicts the goat year of 2015 to bring disharmony, and the ruling Communist Party is bound to continue its anti-corruption campaign as it seeks to quell dissent and avoid clashes.
Visitors take photos of the sunrise in Suphanburi province on Dec. 12, 2020.

No Refunds For Year-End Trips Under Travel Subsidy Program

BANGKOK — No refunds will be available for travellers who booked their New Year vacations under the popular travel subsidy program “We Travel Together,” the tourism minister said Thursday.

Khaosarn Staff Might Be Axed Due To Protests

(28 January) Restaurants and other venues would have to inevitably cut jobs due to the ongoing political crisis , experts have warned.

King Taksin to Grace New 100 Baht Banknotes

BANGKOK — An eighteenth-century monarch credited for "liberating" Thailand from Burmese occupiers is featured on the new 100 baht banknotes, the Bank of Thailand announced today.

Thai Transport Dept Rules Uber Service Illegal

BANGKOK - Thailand has become the latest country to ban the service of the international crowd-source taxi company Uber.

Thailand Eyes Luxury Tourists, Operators Say Keep Them Safe

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre
Reuters

BANGKOK — Thailand needs to do more to keep its tourists safe if it wants to achieve its objective of attracting more high-end travelers, operators say, or it risks losing out to its up-and-coming neighbors.

Landline Phones To Be Charged By Minute

(20 March) Landline phones in Thailand are no longer to be charged under a flat fee of 3 baht per call, an official said.

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