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1/18/2018 8:37:20 AM

Thailand welcomes record number in foreign tourists

The number of foreign arrivals to Thailand hit a record high of 3.5 million in December 2017, jumping 16 percent year on year.

  • UN Security Council to meet on Friday on Jerusalem

    UN Security Council to meet on Friday on Jerusalem

    Public: 12/7/2017 9:15:22 AM

    The U.N. Security Council will meet on Friday in emergency session to discuss the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the council's leadership announced on Wednesday (December 6th).

  • Putin says no Russian Olympics boycott despite 'political' ban

    Putin says no Russian Olympics boycott despite 'political' ban

    Public: 12/7/2017 9:05:14 AM

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (Dec 6) said Russia would allow athletes to compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics under a neutral flag, after the country was banned from the Games over a doping scandal

  • 'The Silence Breakers' are Time's Person of the Year

    'The Silence Breakers' are Time's Person of the Year

    Public: 12/6/2017 8:24:04 PM

    Time magazine has named "The Silence Breakers," representing people who came forward to report sexual misconduct, as its Person of the Year.

  • Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

    Nearly 50 injured in Germany train crash

    Public: 12/6/2017 10:20:06 AM

    At least 47 people were injured when a passenger train crashed into a freight train near the western German city of Duesseldorf on Tuesday (December 5th), prompting a large rescue operation.

  • Japan emperor to cede public duties after abdication: Prince

    Japan emperor to cede public duties after abdication: Prince

    Public: 11/30/2017 12:20:44 PM

    Emperor Akihito's younger son, Prince Akishino, has said he expects his father to hand over all his public duties to the royal heir, Crown Prince Naruhito, after his planned abdication: the first by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.

  • Ash from rumbling volcano forces Bali airport to stay shut

    Ash from rumbling volcano forces Bali airport to stay shut

    Public: 11/28/2017 10:45:20 AM

    Plumes of ash from a rumbling volcano forced Indonesian authorities to close Bali's airport for a second day Tuesday, as a threatened eruption stranded tourists and forced mass evacuations.

  • Cuba marks first anniversary of Fidel’s death

    Cuba marks first anniversary of Fidel’s death

    Public: 11/25/2017 11:59:13 AM

    It’s been a year since the death of Fidel Castro, the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, but on the island, his name is still invoked almost as much as when he was alive.

  • ‘America is back’’: US President Donald Trump

    ‘America is back’’: US President Donald Trump

    Public: 11/16/2017 2:46:15 PM

    (VNF) - US President Donald Trump on Nov. 15 rejected claims that his nearly two-week visit to Asia did not bring any breakthroughs in trade and North Korea. In a 24-minute statement at the White House, Trump strongly defended his national coloring agenda during the visit.

  • 5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year

    5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year

    Public: 10/31/2017 9:19:00 PM

    South Korea's sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang finally looks like a Winter Olympics host city after more than a decade of work, two failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs.

  • Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

    Saudi Arabia to let women enter sports stadiums in 2018

    Public: 10/30/2017 3:08:51 PM

    Saudi Arabia will for the first time allow women to attend sports events in three selected stadiums from early next year, the General Sports Authority said in a statement.

  • Thais poised for final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

    Thais poised for final goodbye to beloved King Bhumibol

    Public: 10/26/2017 2:56:24 PM

    Black-clad mourners thronged Bangkok's historic quarter before dawn on Thursday ahead of the cremation of king Bhumibol Adulyadej, a revered monarch whose passing after a seven decade reign plunged Thailand into a year of grieving.

  • Trump congratulates China’s Xi on ‘extraordinary elevation’

    Trump congratulates China’s Xi on ‘extraordinary elevation’

    Public: 10/26/2017 9:01:35 AM

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping to congratulate him on a new leadership line-up unveiled at the Communist Party Congress in Beijing.

  • China’s new leadership team unveiled

    China’s new leadership team unveiled

    Public: 10/25/2017 2:09:39 PM

    The make-up of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country’s supreme political body, has been revealed. Five new faces will back up the president as he looks to advance his political agenda.

  • Four decades of ASEAN-EU relations marked in Rome

    Four decades of ASEAN-EU relations marked in Rome

    Public: 10/21/2017 7:24:38 PM

    A ceremony was held in Rome, Italy, on October 20 to mark 50 years since the establishment of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and 40 years of ASEAN-European Union (EU) diplomatic ties.

  • China’s Communist Party opens its 19th National Congress

    China’s Communist Party opens its 19th National Congress

    Public: 10/18/2017 9:45:06 PM

    VNF - China’s 19th Communist Party Congress officially opened in Beijing on October 18th. Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech opening the congress.

  • Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

    Wildfires kill 39 in Portugal and Spain

    Public: 10/17/2017 10:46:16 AM

    At least 36 people have died in fires ravaging forests in northern and central Portugal over the past 24 hours, rescuers said Monday (October 16th), after three people were killed in Spain in blazes sparked by arsonists and fanned by Hurricane Ophelia.

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