Thailand Daily News (Bangkok Post)

  • China arrests 62 suspects abroad in P2P crackdown
    BEIJING: China has arrested 62 suspects abroad and seized 10 billion yuan (US$1.5 billion) in assets from 380 fraudulent peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms since June as part of a crackdown on online finance, the Public Security Ministry said. ... Read more
  • SET ends lower, Indonesia stock market leads Asean peers
    The Stock Exchange of Thailand index ended lower but other Southeast Asian stock markets closed higher on Monday, with Indonesia leading the pack boosted by gains in financial and telecom sector counters, as progress in US-China trade talks raised optimism among investors. ... Read more
  • Facebook 'digital gangsters' violated privacy laws: UK MPs
    LONDON: A scathing British parliamentary report on Monday branded Facebook "digital gangsters" that knowingly violated data privacy and competition laws. ... Read more
  • Storms hit five provinces, deputy district chief killed
    Storms have caused damage in at least five provinces and a local leader was killed by a falling tree. ... Read more
  • Australia police say they didn't know Bahraini was refugee
    CANBERRA, Australia: Australian Federal Police say they did not know a Bahraini soccer player was a refugee who feared persecution when they alerted Bahrain and Thailand that he was on a flight bound for Bangkok. ... Read more
  • Seven killed in new Kashmir battle
    SRINAGAR, India: Indian troops suffered new losses Monday in a fierce battle with Kashmir militants that left at least seven dead just days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said. ... Read more
  • Legal pot - for money or medicine?
    Is Thailand legalising medical marijuana to help the sick or just make money? Bhumjaithai leader Anutin Charnvirakul joined the debate at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand. ... Read more
  • Army chief sees red over Pheu Thai's defence budget cut plan
    Army chief Gen Apirat Kongsompong on Monday said he strongly opposed the Pheu Thai Party's policy to cut the defence budget by 20% -- and use the money to instead promote young entrepreneurs. ... Read more
  • Australia says 'state actor' hacked parties, parliament
    SYDNEY: Australia on Monday said a "sophisticated state actor" had hacked the country's main political parties and parliament, just weeks before a closely fought election. ... Read more
  • N. Korea says it faces 'historic turning point' ahead of summit
    SEOUL: North Korea is facing a "significant, historic turning point", state media said on Monday, ahead of a highly-anticipated second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. ... Read more