A new international train service connecting Bangkok and Vientiane in Laos will begin services on July 19, the State Railway of Thailand announced on Wednesday ... Show more
#BangkokPost : A new international train service connecting Bangkok and Vientiane in Laos will begin services on July 19, the State Railway of Thailand announced on ... Show more

Bangkok Post - Bangkok-Vientiane train service begins July 19
Girls Foot Day: Football and fun with the best: “Girls Foot Day” has become a fixed date in the FLF calendar. At the end of a long season ...
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Girls Foot Day: Football and fun with the best
Commentary: France heads back to its postwar era of ungovernability: The far right's defeat in France's parliamentary election could prove a temporary setback ...
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Commentary: France heads back to its postwar era of ungovernability
Quick Glance: France's Shock Elections and Political Turmoil
  • After surprising election results in France, political instability and uncertainty over government formation ensue.

  • Radical left leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon quickly claimed victory as the far-right was unexpectedly pushed to third place.

  • Despite the left's success, no party can individually secure the 289 seats in the 577-seat parliament, leading to a political deadlock.

  • President Macron's government faces challenges as a period of political instability and uncertainty begins for France.
Chinese troops have arrived in Laos for a two-week exercise with the Lao military on the outskirts of Vientiane, just weeks after a similar training in ... Show more

China’s military sends troops to Laos for 2-week joint military drills — Radio Free Asia
What just happened in France's shock election?: Nobody expected the left to win, let alone for the far right to come in third place.
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What just happened in France's shock election?
#BangkokPost : Laos has extended stays and allowed travel outside the point of entry for Thais using a border pass from July 1 to the end of the year ... Show more

Bangkok Post - Laos allows border pass holders to stay longer, go farther
Is Laos Planning to Sell Off More of Its Energy Sector to China?: The power utility's recent curious dealings with a prominent local conglomerate suggest that ...
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Is Laos Planning to Sell Off More of Its Energy Sector to China?
With a plummeting birth rate and aging population, Thailand has long depended on migrant workers from neighboring countries ... Show more

Weak governance, poor economy drive the hollowing out of Laos — Radio Free Asia
France election: political leaders react to upset result: Following are reactions to the upset results of France's parliamentary election on Sunday ...
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France election: political leaders react to upset result
Left-wing alliance projected to win most seats in French election, as far-right underperforms
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Left-wing alliance projected to win most seats in French election ...
Who is Marine Le Pen, far-right French leader, set to dethrone Macron? : As France gears up to vote in the final round of the rushed parliamentary elections on ...
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Who is Marine Le Pen, far-right French leader, set to dethrone Macron?
Far right bids for power as France holds parliamentary election: Voter turnout in France's parliamentary run-off election on Sunday rose sharply from the last ...
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Far right bids for power as France holds parliamentary election
France Election 2024 Live: French voters are nearing the end of voting in the second round of a parliamentary election that could see the far-right National ...
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France Election 2024 Live
#RaceToPower | Pakistan's Supreme Court rules in favour of PTI for being eligible for reserved seats in Parliament Ananya Dutta brings you this report Read more: ... Show more

Pak Supreme Court rules in favour of PTI for being eligible for reserved seats in Parliament - South Asia News
Quick Glance: Political Analysts and Experts React to SC Verdict on Reserved Seats
  • Reactions from analysts and legal experts on the Supreme Court verdict declaring the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) eligible for reserved seats, its legal significance, and implications for the country's political future have poured in.

  • The 8-5 majority ruling announced by the 13-member full court bench nullified the Peshawar High Court's decision upholding the Election Commission of Pakistan's denial of reserved seats to the SIC.

  • The judges who disagreed with the majority judgment include Chief Justice Pakistan (CJP) Qazi Faez Isa and Justices Yahya Afridi, Amin-ud-Din Khan, Jamal Khan Mandokhail, and Naeem Akhtar Afghan.

  • The Supreme Court's verdict ensures that PTI is entitled to its reserved seats, reinforcing judicial independence and the rule of law, despite the government's attempts to manufacture a 2-3 majority based on seats taken from PTI.
280 Chinese arrested in Laos for alleged online scamming: The illegal operations are rife in a murky Chinese-run special economic zone in northern Laos.
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280 Chinese arrested in Laos for alleged online scamming
Who will protect France’s Jews?: After the first round of the latest elections, the country may be heading toward an ungovernable future
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Who will protect France’s Jews?
In Paris, joy and creeping fears after French far right’s fall from grace: Le Pen’s National Rally dropped from first to third place in an election week ...
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In Paris, joy and creeping fears after French far right’s fall from grace
France votes in second round of parliamentary polls as far right eyes power: Opinion polls have forecast the far-right National Rally will win the most votes but ...
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France votes in second round of parliamentary polls as far right eyes ...
French election: Far right hopes to win but deadlock looms: The far right hopes for an outright win, but stalemate appears more likely in France's crucial ...
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French election: Far right hopes to win but deadlock looms
Mine offers Chinese language classes for Lao kids: Local residents say language instruction is necessary to get ahead in Laos these days.
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Mine offers Chinese language classes for Lao kids
Durians on a fast train to China: PETALING JAYA: Malaysian durians will “board” the Asean Express to China, a newly-launched rail link connecting the country to ...
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Durians on a fast train to China
French voters' 'revenge' against Macron in first round of snap poll brings scrutiny of his legacy
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French voters' 'revenge' against Macron in first round of snap poll brings ...
🔴Live: More than 210 candidates quit French runoff, aiming to block far right: More than 210 candidates have stood down ahead of France's runoff election as ...
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🔴Live: More than 210 candidates quit French runoff, aiming to block far ...
France braces for ‘high drama’ run-offs as Le Pen’s far right eyes power: With the far right seemingly headed for victory, voters on the left and in the centre ...
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France braces for ‘high drama’ run-offs as Le Pen’s far right eyes power
French elections: Fifty violent attacks shock country ahead of crunch vote: The interior minister says 51 candidates and activists have been targeted ahead of ...
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French elections: Fifty violent attacks shock country ahead of crunch vote
Quick Glance: French Elections: Over 50 Violent Attacks Before Crucial Vote
  • More than 50 candidates and activists in France have been physically attacked ahead of the tense final round of parliamentary elections, reported Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin.

  • The attacks reflect the febrile mood on the final day of campaigning, with the far-right National Rally (RN) poised to win.

  • RN candidates have also been subjected to attacks, raising concerns about public order.

  • Despite RN's lead in the polls, political opponents have agreed to do everything possible to prevent the far right from winning enough seats to form a government.
Far right wins first round in France election, final result uncertain, exit polls show
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Far right wins first round in France election, final result uncertain ...
France's far-right inches closer to power for first time since WWII: Marine Le Pen's anti-immigration National Rally party made big gains in the first round of ...
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France's far-right inches closer to power for first time since WWII
‘Disappointing’: Bubble bursts for France’s far right as voters bar it from power
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‘Disappointing’: Bubble bursts for France’s far right as voters bar it ...
🔴Live: Leftist NFP alliance leads both Macron and far right in parliamentary vote, projections show
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🔴Live: Leftist NFP alliance leads both Macron and far right in ...
Leading cosmetics company L'Oréal is promoting its commitment to social and environmental sustainability. L'Oréal is driven by three core areas -- people ... Show more
#VantageReels : Laos: Another Victim of China's Debt Trap Diplomacy? | Vantage With @palkisharmaupadhyay #VantageOnFirstpost
Laos can feed itself, but its food security is complicated: A farm sector incentivized to export will mean more cash crops, fewer staples ...
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Laos can feed itself, but its food security is complicated
French Jewish community heads request meeting with National Rally's Le Pen: The Jewish leaders represented small communities and suburbs and did not come ...
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French Jewish community heads request meeting with National Rally's ...
🔴 Live: France's far-right leader Le Pen calls for 'absolute majority so that Bardella can be PM in eight days'
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🔴 Live: France's far-right leader Le Pen calls for 'absolute majority so ...
Parsing Asia Policy for France’s Radical Parties: If the National Rally or New Popular Front win in the upcoming polls, how will France’s approach to Asia – and ...
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Parsing Asia Policy for France’s Radical Parties
Laos, WHO join hands to address health-related challenges in the country: Laos' Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) will continue to ...
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Laos, WHO join hands to address health-related challenges in the country
Political leaders reject SRC salary increase to avert public outrage: The pay rise comes few days after the President announced austerity measures to reduce ...
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Political leaders reject SRC salary increase to avert public outrage
Parisian cafés are a cherished part of French culture. Here’s why they might be in trouble
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Parisian cafés are a cherished part of French culture. Here’s why they ...
Laos kicks off green bus trials to boost public transport in four provinces: Several provinces in Laos have commenced trials of new public “green bus” ...
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Laos kicks off green bus trials to boost public transport in four ...
Thai police detained more than 26,000 migrant workers from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia during an eight-day operation in Bangkok and nearby provinces earlier ... Show more

Thai police detain 26,000 migrant workers from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia — Radio Free Asia
French Jews are viewing the current elections with apprehension, as the second round are set to decide which parties will comprise the National Assembly
France is voting in key elections that could see a historic far-right win or a hung parliament
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France is voting in key elections that could see a historic far-right win ...
Racism and xenophobia on the rise as French voters gear up for crucial election: France’s far-right National Rally (RN) has its best chance yet of clinching ...
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Racism and xenophobia on the rise as French voters gear up for crucial ...
France voter turnout high, with far right seeking power - News | Khaleej Times: A hung parliament will severely dent President Macron's authority and herald a ...
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France voter turnout high, with far right seeking power - News | Khaleej ...
GNU on the rocks: ANC hits back at Zille’s ‘leaked letter’ demanding cabinet positions as ‘outrageous’ and ‘outlandish’
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GNU on the rocks: ANC hits back at Zille’s ‘leaked letter’ demanding ...
Quick Glance: Controversy over Cabinet Positions: ANC Counters Zille's Demands
  • The ANC emphasizes that President Cyril Ramaphosa has the final say on cabinet appointments after the DA demanded 12 cabinet posts, including that of the deputy president, in the Government of National Unity (GNU).

  • The DA also demanded approval of appointments of directors-general for all departments under its control, which many on social media likened to 'cadre deployment'.

  • The DA preferred specific portfolios, including Economic Sectors, Investment, Employment and Infrastructure Development, as well as Justice, Crime Prevention, and Security, which the ANC labeled as outrageous and scandalous.

  • While delays persisted in the cabinet announcement, the ANC confirmed that phase two of establishing the GNU was underway with the anticipated announcement of cabinet positions by Ramaphosa.
Why France is headed for a turbulent coalition government : Days after being tipped to win, Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Rally is now coming in third in ...
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Why France is headed for a turbulent coalition government
No punches land in France’s first major election debate: Three of France’s highest-profile candidates in the country’s upcoming snap legislative elections ...
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No punches land in France’s first major election debate
After France's right-wing surge, parties seen scrambling to block a National Rally win
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After France's right-wing surge, parties seen scrambling to block a ...
France's Muslim community worried over far-right gov't coming to power: Muslims express concern ahead of 2nd round of early general elections
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France's Muslim community worried over far-right gov't coming to power
The five MK Party MP’s who will take the opposition’s fight to Ramaphosa’s GNU: With the unveiling of President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet on the horizon ...
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The five MK Party MP’s who will take the opposition’s fight to Ramaphosa’s ...
Reprieve for Vietnam Airlines as it gets loan extension to avoid insolvency risk: Vietnam’s National Assembly approved an extension for Vietnam Airlines’ 4 ...
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Reprieve for Vietnam Airlines as it gets loan extension to avoid ...
Beijing pressed Laos to include Taiwan in visa policy for Chinese visitors: Taipei
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Beijing pressed Laos to include Taiwan in visa policy for Chinese ...
Ruto: Planned multi-sector dialogue to commence on Monday: The national dialogue proposed last week will begin on July 15, President William Ruto says.
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Ruto: Planned multi-sector dialogue to commence on Monday
Taking part in the budget debate in the National Assembly, PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Tuesday called for efforts to create a political consensus to ... Show more

Bilawal calls for political consensus to abolish NAB - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
Imran Khan's party wins reserved seats in Pakistan's parliament: Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled on Friday that jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan's party ...
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Imran Khan's party wins reserved seats in Pakistan's parliament
Malaysia to propose Asean Community Vision 2045 concept in 2025, says Mohamad Hasan
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Malaysia to propose Asean Community Vision 2045 concept in 2025 ...
Laos agrees to build dam in remote, mountainous area near Vietnam border: The latest hydropower project deal would send most of the generated electricity outside ...
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Laos agrees to build dam in remote, mountainous area near Vietnam border
France votes in snap polls as far-right eyes historic win: French people vote on Sunday in high-stakes snap parliamentary elections which could alter France's ...
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France votes in snap polls as far-right eyes historic win
French left set to defeat far right in election upset, but no absolute majority: PARIS: An alliance of French left-wing parties was on course Sunday to beat the ...
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French left set to defeat far right in election upset, but no absolute ...