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Iran's Rouhani seeks deals with new friend Russia

By Olesya Astakhova

REUTERS

 

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani pose for a photo during their meeting at the Gorki state residence outside Moscow, Russia March 27, 2017. Sputnik/Pool/Ekaterina Shtukina via REUTERS

 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iran's president met Russia's prime minister on Monday in a bid to develop a warming relationship that has been greatly strengthened by both sides' involvement on the same side of the war in Syria.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975705-irans-rouhani-seeks-deals-with-new-friend-russia/

 

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In U-turn, Thai woman says was not raped by Malaysian immigration officer

 

BANGKOK — A Thai woman who alleged she was raped by a Malaysian immigration officer in Malacca has told the Royal Thai Embassy in Malaysia the incident did not occur.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974971-thai-woman-says-she-was-raped-by-malaysian-immigration-officer/?do=findComment&comment=11748308

 

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Trump son-in-law met executives of sanctioned Russian bank; will testify

By Elena Fabrichnaya, Steve Holland and Patricia Zengerle

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO -- Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner watch as German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

 

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian bank under Western economic sanctions over Russia's incursion into Ukraine disclosed on Monday that its executives had met Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, in December.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975712-trump-son-in-law-met-executives-of-sanctioned-russian-bank-will-testify/

 

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Samsung Elec says to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7s

BY REUTERS

 

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it plans to sell refurbished versions of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones that were pulled from markets due to fire-prone batteries.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/samsung-elec-says-to-sell-refurbished-galaxy-note-7s/20631/

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Facebook’s Messenger app adds live location-sharing

BY REUTERS

 

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MENLO PARK, Calif. (Reuters) – Facebook Inc added a feature to its Messenger app on Monday to allow users to share their locations continuously for up to an hour, ramping up competition with tools offered by Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google Maps.

 

Full story:  http://tech.thaivisa.com/facebooks-messenger-app-adds-live-location-sharing/20637/

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MOPH advises tourists to care for their physical health before traveling to developing countries

 

BANGKOK, 28 March 2017 (NNT) - The Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has advised tourists to take care for their physical health before traveling to developing countries. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975718-moph-advises-tourists-to-care-for-their-physical-health-before-traveling-to-developing-countries/

 

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China can deploy warplanes on artificial islands any time - think tank

By David Brunnstrom

REUTERS

 

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Construction is shown on Subi Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea in this March 14, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to Reuters on March 27, 2017. MANDATORY CREDIT CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China appears to have largely completed major construction of military infrastructure on artificial islands it has built in the South China Sea and can now deploy combat planes and other military hardware there at any time, a U.S. think tank said on Monday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975724-china-can-deploy-warplanes-on-artificial-islands-any-time-think-tank/

 

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Amended ToR proposal for double-track railway projects
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- The board of directors of the State Railway of Thailand will on Tuesday ask the Cabinet to approve its amended terms of reference for double-track railway projects, said Prasarn Trairatvorakul, chairman of the super board in charge of government procurement.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975725-amended-tor-proposal-for-double-track-railway-projects/

 

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BOT clamps down on banks over non-banking services
By The Nation

 

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BOT assistant Governor Ronnadol Numnonda

 

BANGKOK: -- The Bank of Thailand will issue a new directive to prohibit commercial banks from forcing customers to buy non-banking services, such as life insurance, BOT assistant Governor Ronnadol Numnonda said.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975729-bot-clamps-down-on-banks-over-non-banking-services/

 

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Video: Tourist thieves set to net a little over 300 baht each!

 

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PATTAYA: -- Sanook reported that the footage shown at the weekend that captured three apparent tourists stealing a woman's bag was recorded in Pattaya.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975464-video-who-are-the-gang-of-foreign-thieves-brazenly-stealing-from-victim-in-broad-daylight/

 

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Banks using dirty marketing tactics to be punished
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- The Bank of Thailand will punish banks and their employees who try to sell financial products clients do not want.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975729-bot-clamps-down-on-banks-over-non-banking-services/?do=findComment&comment=11748664 

 

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3 million funeral wood flowers for King’s cremation
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Three million funeral wood flowers will be given to public mourners before the late HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal cremation, according to Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) Governor Pol General Aswin Kwanmuang.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975738-3-million-funeral-wood-flowers-for-king’s-cremation/

 

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Encroached resorts in Ubonrat dam dismantled

 

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KHON KAEN: -- The ongoing effort by the military installed government to reclaim properties encroaching on national park and forest reserve lands is progressing ahead steadily with latest raid in Ubonrat dam in Khon Kaen province to demolish two resorts built illegally for almost a decade.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975739-encroached-resorts-in-ubonrat-dam-dismantled/

 

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Trump to sign order sweeping away Obama-era climate policies

By Valerie Volcovici

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event in the Roosevelt room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge in court.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975741-trump-to-sign-order-sweeping-away-obama-era-climate-policies/

 

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(Red Bull heir charges)

Yoovidhya seen living carefree life

 

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(Pictured, in this September 3, 2012, photo, Vorayuth Yoovidhya, left, is escorted by police in Bangkok, Thailand).

 

HONG KONG: -- While the case against Vorayuth "Boss'' Yoovidhya has been on hold since 2012, his carefree lifestyle has not. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975746-red-bull-heir-seen-living-carefree-life/

 

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Uni girls return bag with 40,000 baht to trader in Nakon Si Thammarat

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT: -- It was smiles all round yesterday when two university students returned a bag containing 40,000 baht in cash and valuables to its rightful owner, Daily News reported.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975749-uni-girls-return-bag-with-40000-baht-to-trader-in-nakon-si-thammarat/

 

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Songkran celebration on Khao San road is still allowed but traditional way with “No powder, No water guns, No Sexy Dress, No Alcohol”

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) says Khao San road will still open to Songkran festival celebrants to enjoy  splashing water, but there will be no entertainment activities, and no playing with wet white powder or pasty substance.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975529-khao-sarn-road-songkran-latest-water-fights-to-go-ahead-as-planned/?do=findComment&comment=11748949

 

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Phuket van driver slapped with B500 fine for ‘reckless traffic ram’

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The van slammed into the side of the pickup truck while it driver, Rutsalan Jitlang, 25, was trying to overtake a car. Screengrab: CCTV footage courtesy of Tan Promedic Phuket

 

PHUKET: -- A Phuket commercial passenger van driver has been fined B500 for crossing the centre line in traffic and ploughing into the side of a pickup truck and then slamming into the side of a car, causing a four-vehicle pile-up in Cherng Talay on Sunday afternoon (Mar 26).

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975753-phuket-van-driver-slapped-with-b500-fine-for-‘reckless-traffic-ram’/

 

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PM compares Srisaket to Pacquaio
By The Nation 
 

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BANGKOK: -- Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha labelled new World Boxing Council super-flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai the "Thai Pacquaio" when they met at the Government House on Tuesday.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975760-pm-prayut-compares-srisaket-to-pacquaio/

 

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Thunderstorms weaken in upper parts of Thailand

 

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BANGKOK, 28 March 2017 (NNT) - The Meteorological Department revealed that thunderstorms in the upper parts of Thailand will begin to dwindle while the South will experience more rains. 

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975763-thunderstorms-weaken-in-upper-parts-of-thailand/

 

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Chiang Rai governor holds urgent hotspot meeting
By The Nation

 

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File photo: A forest fire rages in Chiang Rai's Chiang Saen district on March 22.

 

CHIANG RAI: -- Chiang Rai governor Boonsong Techamanisatit met with administrative officials and executives from local bodies on Tuesday to get details on the forest fires raging in their jurisdictions.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975765-chiang-rai-governor-holds-urgent-hotspot-meeting/

 

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Drug raid on construction workers camp finds nothing
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- Police used drug sniffer dogs to search a construction workers camp in Soi Kanachanapisek 18 in Bangkok's Sapan Sung district on Tuesday morning.

 

Full story:  http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975766-drug-raid-on-construction-workers-camp-in-bangkok-finds-nothing/

 

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Bangkok woman busted selling slow lorises via Facebook

By Asaree Thaitrakulpanich, Staff Reporter

 

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Kalyaporn Rukthum, 30, is posed with the wildlife she allegedly was selling from her Bangkok home as police take her into custody Monday.

 

BANGKOK — Police said Tuesday they are looking for more animal traffickers after a woman was arrested for possessing and selling slow lorises from her eastern Bangkok home.

 

Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/975769-bangkok-woman-busted-selling-slow-lorises-via-facebook/

 

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