Day: February 8, 2022

Life

Key nominations for 2022 Academy Awards

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia NOMINATIONS for the 94th Academy Awards, the highest honors in the film industry, were announced on Tuesday (Feb. 8). The awards will be presented on March 27. Following is the list of key nominations: BEST PICTURE “Belfast” “CODA” “Don’t Look Up” “Drive My Car” “Dune” “King Richard” “Licorice […]

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World News

US approves US$100 million sale for Taiwan missile upgrades

By Reuters and published by Channel NewsAsia Washington – The United States has approved a possible US$100 million sale of equipment and services to Taiwan to “sustain, maintain, and improve” the Patriot missile defence system used by the island, the Pentagon said on Monday (Feb. 7), drawing an angry threat of retaliation from Beijing. China, […]

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Local News

Protesting truckers staying overnight to push out energy minister

  TRUCK OPERATORS who kicked off their Truck Power Final Season protest to get diesel price capped at 25-27 baht a litre in front of the Energy Ministry this morning (Feb. 8) are staying put overnight to symbolise their intention to chase out Deputy Prime Minister-cum-Energy Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow, TV Channel 7 and Thai Rath […]

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Local News

Prawit says no to interior minister’s seat

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan said today (Feb.8) he will definitely not take the post of interior minister currently held by one of his “beloved” brothers, Anupong Paojinda. The Palang Pracharath leader who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister dismissed hearsay that Thai Economic Party MPs headed by ex-Palang […]

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Health

Bangkok breaks 7-day record with over 1,800 Covid cases

  AMID a national tally of 10,398 cases and 17 deaths today (Feb. 8) Bangkok broke a seven-day record with a daily total of 1,897 cases, Naewna newspaper said. The Public Health Ministry said today’s nationwide tally raised the cumulative confirmed total since the start of the pandemic to 2,517,869. Another 8,922 patients were cured […]

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