North Korea experienced chronic food shortages in the 1990s, when a famine caused by years of bad weather and economic mismanagement forced the country to issue a rare appeal for international help. By some estimates, more than a million people …

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The Trump administration has been considering a ban on tourism to North Korea, but had hesitated, fearing harsh recriminations against three Americans who remain imprisoned in the country. Mr. Cockerell said it appeared that the State Department had chosen to …

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ANKARA/KOS, Greece (Reuters) – A powerful earthquake killed two people on the Greek holiday island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, also causing disruption in the Turkish tourist hub of Bodrum. A Turkish and a Swedish tourist, aged …

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole on Thursday and will be released from a Nevada prison in October, following an emotional hearing that centered on the botched armed robbery of his own mementos at a Las …

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Exclusive: U.S. toughens stance on foreign deals in blow to China’s buying spree

(Reuters) – A secretive U.S. government panel has objected to at least nine acquisitions of U.S. companies by foreign buyers so far this year, people familiar with the matter said, a historically high number that bodes poorly for China’s overseas …

 

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S. tour. Bennington, 41, known for his …

 

WHO urges action against HIV drug resistance threat

News release 20 July 2017 | GENEVA – WHO alerts countries to the increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs detailed in a report based on national surveys conducted in several countries. The Organization warns that this growing threat could …

 

Condo group warns about speculators

Workers construct a building at a site in Bangkok. PANUMAS SANGUANWONG Condo developers should be wary of speculative buyers in the high-end segment who may opt not to have units transferred once a project is completed, says the Thai Condominium …

 

Mercedes-Benz maintains prices of core-selling GLA in facelifted form

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Entry-level SUV gets its mandatory mid-life update with minor tweaks; racy GLA45 still available as an import. Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) has officially launched the facelifted GLA which, as ever, comes with three petrol-turbo engines to choose from.Exterior changes are very subtle …

 

SET up 1.82 points at opening

Thai stocks opened up 0.12% at the start of trade this morning. The Stock Exchange of Thailand’s main index opened at 1,577.10 points, up 1.82 points from Thursday’s close. The trade value was 2.07 billion baht, with 355 million shares …