Category Archive: International Politics

Happy birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit!

Happy birthday to Her Majesty Queen Sirikit! Long Live the Queen ! … and Happy Mother’s Day !   HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand, the second Queen-Regent in Thai history and the longest… Continue reading

Nelson Mandela is dead

The former South-African president, and inspiration of the whole rainbow nation, Nelson Mandela died Thursday at age 95. Mandiba guided his country from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy. He has spent… Continue reading

Happy Father’s Day! Long Live the King!

In Thailand, Father’s Day is set as the birthday of H.M the King. December 5 is the birthday of the current king, Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). This year, H.M is celebrating his 86th… Continue reading

Thailand Political Developments – Where not to go on this Dec. 1st

Many expats and tourists can be frightened by the current demonstrations in Thailand and especially in the Thai Capital. Here is a release from Tourism Authority of Thailand: The ongoing anti-government protests in… Continue reading

OECD – How’s Life ?

The OECD has published the second edition of its study: “How’s life? ” To establish the well-being of populations. While the global economic crisis has had a significant impact on the quality of… Continue reading

What is your country leading in?

“Most countries lead the world in something,” writes webcomic artist Ray Yamartino. “Sometimes good things, sometimes not so good things, and sometimes funny things. This map shows what each country does best compared… Continue reading

Happy Eid al-Adha to Muslims all around the world!

2 millions pilgrims are expected today at Mecca (Saudi Arabia), the holiest place in the Islam, for the Eid al-Adha also called Feast of the Sacrifice. It is an important religious holiday celebrated… Continue reading

Industry – Mexico can now compete with China

Will “Made in Mexico” be on every label in the next few years?  According to Boston Consulting Group, Mexico is becoming a very interesting destination for companies who want a cheaper labor. China,… Continue reading

Which country is the happiest in the World ?

Who are the happiest people in the world? The UN-sponsored World Happiness Report 2013 answers this question by evaluating a number of social and economic indicators taken from 2010 to 2012. It ranked… Continue reading

Melbourne, where life is at its best

According to a survey conducted in August by a company of The Economist Group, Melbourne is the nicest city in the world. Damascus, the less livable. Among the 10 cities whose quality of… Continue reading