Month: November 2016


Phra Dhammajayo given until midnight

Police gave Phra Dhammajayo until midnight Wednesday to turn himself in and Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha urged the abbot to come forward but there was no sign early Thursday the sect founder intended to surrender. The premier also warned the public not to pressure authorities who want to avoid a violent confrontation with the monk’s […]Read More


Merkel opposes new talks with Turkey on EU accession –

PanARMENIAN.Net – German Chancellor Angela Merkel told parliamentary members of her conservative Christian Democrats that she opposed opening new negotiations with Turkey as part of its quest to join the European Union, the Bild newspaper reported, according to Reuters. That means the discussions are effectively over, the newspaper reported in Wednesday, November 30 editions, citing […]Read More


Marlboro maker says it may stop selling cigarettes

Tobacco giant Phillip Morris hasn’t precluded phasing out cigarette sales in the future, according to its chief executive. “I believe there will come a moment in time where I would say we have sufficient adoption of these alternative products… to start envisaging, together with governments, a phase-out period for cigarettes,” CEO Andre Calantzopoulos said in […]Read More


Slovakia adopts law to effectively block Islam from becoming official

Parliament in Bratislava has approved a bill that effectively prevents Islam from being registered as a state religion in the near future. Sponsored by the Slovak National Party (SNS), which is a member in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s coalition, the legislation was passed Wednesday, Reuters reported. The law was approved by a two-thirds majority in […]Read More


Chinese City Opens Awesome Five-Star Public Toilet

People generally avoid going into public toilets, unless they absolutely have to. Most of them are dirty, uninviting places, but that’s definitely not the case with this recently opened five-star public restroom in Chongqing, China. Public toilets are hardly-ever news-worthy topics, but after seeing photos of this new five-star facility in the Bishan district of […]Read More


All motorcyclists in Phuket forced to wear helmets

BANGKOK, 30 November 2016 (NNT) – All motorcyclists and their passengers in Phuket are expected to put on safety helmets while driving at all times as traffic laws will be enforced indiscriminately in the province. Phuket Governor Chokchai Dejamornthan presented a policy to civil servants during a meeting at the city hall to ensure that […]Read More


Cabinet endorses 15,000 baht tax deductible for tourism purpose

An individual’s expense for tourism purpose of not exceeding 15,000 baht which is incurred this year can be used as tax deductible to be reduced from taxable income, said Prime Minister’s Office Vice Minister Kobsak Phutrakul on Tuesday. He said the cabinet on Tuesday approved the tax deductible in order to promote domestic tourism during […]Read More