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14 Dec 2013 : The Foreign Ministry and Royal Thai Navy denied a report that the Thai government has hired an American lobbyist to convince the United States to build a naval airbase in Thailand.
14 Dec 2013 : A country's foreign policy is supposed to be aimed, first and foremost, at advancing its national interest. But, in large parts of Asia, the national interest - whether building commercial ties or bolstering security - is often subordinated to history and its hold on the popular imagination. As US Vice President Joe Biden just discovered on his tour of Japan, China and South Korea, the American novelist William Faulkner's observation - "The past is never dead. It's not even past" - could not be more apt.
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14 Dec 2013 : The life of long-time business reporter Chumsak Naratwong has taken some interesting diversions, but nothing has been quite so satisfying as his return to his home town armed with the tools of literature and cultural promotions to help ease hostilities in the far South.
14 Dec 2013 : It reads like fiction straight from a Colin Cotterill novel. The setting is Vientiane, capital city of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos.
13 Dec 2013 : Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban says he will not take part in the first meeting of the government's reform committee on Sunday.
13 Dec 2013 : The "People's Council" proposed by anti-government protest leaders is nothing but a move to seek political gain and a shortcut to obtain power, says Pheu Thai Party spokesman Prompong Nopparit.
13 Dec 2013 : Sorrow and solidarity marked the cremation of the third red-shirt supporter killed in political violence earlier this month.
13 Dec 2013 : Business leaders agree that Thailand is badly in need of reforms but deciding which problems should be tackled first is the hard part.
13 Dec 2013 : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied reports that it hired an American firm to lobby Washington to build a naval air defence base in Thailand without first seeking parliament's approval.
13 Dec 2013 : The "Yingluck government meets the people" television programme has been cancelled, government spokesman Teerat Rattanasevi said on Friday.
13 Dec 2013 : Thailand climbed to third place in the 27th SEA Games 2013 on Friday after its sepak takraw team, kick volleyball, won two gold medals and a canoeist duo won another.
13 Dec 2013 : Anti-government protesters from the Network of Students and People for Reform of Thailand on Friday morning draped a 1.4km Thai flag around Government House, trapping police officers inside.