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United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii March 18-22. PDAS Murphy will visit Bangkok, Thailand March 18-19 to meet with Royal Thai government interlocutors and other stakeholders to discuss Thailand’s 2019 ASEAN Chairmanship and the U.S.-Thailand alliance. He will … Continue reading United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary W. Patrick Murphy Travels to Thailand, Indonesia, and Hawaii

Thai court disbands political party for nominating princess

BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand on Thursday ordered the dissolution of a major political party ahead of this month’s general election because it nominated a member of the royal family to be its candidate for prime minister. The Constitutional Court also banned members of the Thai Raksa Chart Party’s executive board from political … Continue reading Thai court disbands political party for nominating princess

Stocks drift between small gains, losses in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving sideways in midday trading on Wall Street Tuesday as losses for banks and big technology companies offset gains elsewhere in the market. The stagnant movement came a day after the market failed to hold on to an early gain. Citigroup slumped 1.3 percent, while Micron Technology dropped … Continue reading Stocks drift between small gains, losses in midday trading

World shares mixed as China indicates support for economy

BANGKOK (AP) — World shares were mixed Tuesday, with European benchmarks mostly retreating by midday. But markets in China gained after the government set a 6-6.5 percent growth target for this year, suggesting strong government support for the economy. Germany’s DAX slid 0.1 percent to 11,579 and the CAC 40 in France fell 0.2 percent … Continue reading World shares mixed as China indicates support for economy

Thai lawmakers approve controversial cybersecurity act

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s legislature passed a cybersecurity bill on Thursday that would allow authorities access to people’s personal information without a court order. The Cybersecurity Act addresses computer hacking crimes, but activists fear it will allow the government sweeping access to people’s personal information. The act allows state officials to seize, search, infiltrate, and … Continue reading Thai lawmakers approve controversial cybersecurity act

Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

BANGKOK (AP) — A rich list by wealth compiler Hurun Report shows the market meltdowns in 2018 obliterated $1 trillion in wealth, with more than 212 of China’s richest individuals losing their dollar billionaire status. The report, China’s version of the Forbes rich list, showed Chinese billionaires still outnumbered those from any other country as … Continue reading Billionaire list shows $1T hit from ’18 market meltdown

World shares fall back as rally from US tariffs delay fades

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares declined Tuesday, backtracking from Monday’s rally spurred by news that President Donald Trump had pushed back a deadline for raising tariffs on imports from China to allow time for more negotiations. Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 0.9 percent in early trading to 7,121.64 after Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly … Continue reading World shares fall back as rally from US tariffs delay fades

CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — South Korean golfer Jenny Shin snatched the lead at the LPGA Thailand with a birdie on the last hole of the second round at Siam Country Club Pattaya on Friday. Shin bogeyed the sixth hole but sunk five birdies in the rest of the round, including the par-5 18th. Her round … Continue reading CHONBURI, Thailand | Shin birdies last hole to lead LPGA Thailand after 2 rounds

BANGKOK | World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares were mostly higher in Europe and Asia on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested trade talks with China do not face a hard March 1 deadline for a deal. Negotiators from both sides resumed talks Tuesday in Washington following discussions in Beijing last week that U.S. officials said have made some … Continue reading BANGKOK | World shares mostly higher on upbeat talk on China-US trade

The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE, MD./ JANUARY 23, 2019 (STL.News) “Medical bills you can afford, doctors who make house calls and healthcare so affordable retirees are simply paying out of pocket—that’s just the reality for those who live in the spots that score the highest in the Healthcare category of this year’s Annual Global Retirement Index,” says International … Continue reading The 6 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World 2019—InternationalLiving.com

5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ DECEMBER 12, 2018 (STL.News) “In the right places abroad, retirees can automatically upgrade their retirement to one of pure luxury—and enjoy the perks of a swank lifestyle for far less than a comparable retirement back home would cost,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living. “I’m talking high-end living. Only that eye-popping, … Continue reading 5 Overseas Retirement Hubs for Pampered, Luxury Living on the Cheap—InternationalLiving.com

United States | Thailand National Day

United States – On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I offer my sincerest and warmest wishes to the Kingdom of Thailand on your National Day. This year marked the 200-year anniversary of the historic U.S.-Thai friendship that has united our two nations through war and peace, hardship and prosperity. Under … Continue reading United States | Thailand National Day

SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mostly higher following Wall Street recovery

SINGAPORE— Share prices were mostly higher in Asia in narrow trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Wall Street’s recovery from steep losses helped boost sentiment despite discouraging data from the United States. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 0.7 percent to 21,646.55 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 0.4 percent to 26,070.33. … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Asian stocks mostly higher following Wall Street recovery

3 Under-the-Radar Retirement Spots in Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali for Less than $2,000 a month—InternationalLiving.com

  BALTIMORE/ NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (STL.News) “A growing number of American retirees are discovering the charms of Southeast Asia,” says Jennifer Stevens, Executive Editor of International Living. “There’s a lot to recommend the region—and the popularity of spots like Penang or Bangkok reflects that. But lots of communities worth considering for retirement remain well off … Continue reading 3 Under-the-Radar Retirement Spots in Thailand, Vietnam, and Bali for Less than $2,000 a month—InternationalLiving.com

United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand

United States – The Department of State announces the selection of Ennead Architects of New York, New York as the design architect for the new U.S. Consulate General project in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The multi-building complex will be situated on an approximately seven acre site in the New Business Park area of Chiang Mai and … Continue reading United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Hipflat, an Online Real Estate Search Portal Used by Millions of Home Buyers and Renters in Thailand, Announces Today its Integration with Facebook Marketplace

  BANGKOK/ OCTOBER 11, 2018 (STL.News) Marketplace provides a tailored experience in the rentals category, including custom filters to search for things like the location, price, number of bedrooms/bathrooms, rental type, square metres, pet-friendly homes, and other helpful insights. Once a prospective renter finds a property they’re interested in, they fill in a simple contact … Continue reading Hipflat, an Online Real Estate Search Portal Used by Millions of Home Buyers and Renters in Thailand, Announces Today its Integration with Facebook Marketplace

United States | Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Ford Travels to Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand

United Stats – Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation Christopher A. Ford will travel to Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand October 9-12, 2018. In Singapore, he will emphasize the importance of counterproliferation and the DPRK pressure campaign, and the need for full implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions and sanctions. Assistant Secretary … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Christopher A. Ford Travels to Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand

California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

LOS ANGELES, Ca. – A high-level member of a global drug ring arrived in Southern California last night after being extradited from Colombia on charges that he conspired to transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions of dollars from South America to Mexico for eventual sale in the United States. The extradition resulted from a coordinated, … Continue reading California News: LOS ANGELES, Indictment Targeting Massive International Cocaine Conspiracy Unsealed with Arrival in U.S. of Extradited Colombian Kingpin

BANGKOK | Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

BANGKOK  — Human rights groups expressed alarm Thursday at Thailand’s detention of more than 160 asylum seekers from hill tribe ethnic minorities in Vietnam and Cambodia, saying they face possible persecution if returned to their homelands. Thai and international rights groups said the asylum seekers were rounded up Tuesday in a northern suburb of Bangkok … Continue reading BANGKOK | Rights groups alarmed over Thai detention of asylum seekers

JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

JAKARTA, Indonesia — There was no dividing them. The folk song Arirang played and the “unification” flag was raised to celebrate the first gold medal by a combined Koreas team at a major multi-sport event. The crew comprising South Koreans and North Koreans won the 500-meter dragon boat final on Sunday at the Asian Games … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | For the first time since war, this gold belongs to Korea

5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE, Md./ August 07, 2018 (STL.News) “A much-cited advantage—and joy—of retirement is being able to spend your days as you see fit, indulging in your favorite passions, such as golf,” says International Living’s Executive Editor Jennifer Stevens. “That can prove to be a prohibitively expensive pastime in North America, but in the right places overseas, … Continue reading 5 Best Countries for an Exotic, Affordable Golfing Retirement—Internationalliving.com

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement To Strengthen Water Data Management and Information Sharing in The Lower Mekong

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The Ministers/Representatives of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam (hereafter referred to as the “Lower Mekong Countries”); the European Union, the Governments of Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, and the United States; and the World Bank (hereafter referred to as … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement To Strengthen Water Data Management and Information Sharing in The Lower Mekong

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met today with Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith on the margins of the ASEAN-centered ministerials in Singapore. The Secretary welcomed Laos as the United States’ incoming ASEAN coordinator, and underscored the U.S. commitment to … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Lao Foreign Minister Saleumxay Kommasith

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand  — The members of the boys’ soccer team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have completed their time as novice Buddhist monks. They ordained 10 days ago to give thanks for their three-week ordeal and show gratitude to all those who helped them. About 300 people gathered for the ceremony on … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand | Thailand’s rescued cave boys end stay at Buddhist temple

U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: SECRETARY POMPEO: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s my pleasure to chair this year’s Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial Meeting. I appreciate you all being here today. Before we begin, on behalf of the United States, I first want to offer condolences to the people of Laos … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Remarks at the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial

MAE SAI, Thailand  | Boys rescued from Thai cave ordained at Buddhist temple

MAE SAI, Thailand  — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have been ordained at a Buddhist temple, a merit-making activity to show thanks for their rescue. The 11 boys, ages 11 to 16, became Buddhist novices in a Wednesday ceremony, while their … Continue reading MAE SAI, Thailand  | Boys rescued from Thai cave ordained at Buddhist temple

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  — The Latest on Thai youth soccer players and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave (all times local): 6:30 p.m. The 12 boys and their soccer coach who were rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have appeared at a news conference, entering to applause from the … Continue reading CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | The Latest: Thai youth soccer team meets with the media

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital

CHIANG RAI, Thailand  — The youth soccer teammates rescued after 18 days trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are expected to be released from the hospital Wednesday and to speak about their ordeal. A news conference with the 12 boys and their coach was being arranged for the evening in the northern city of … Continue reading CHIANG RAI, Thailand  | Soccer team rescued from cave expected to leave hospital