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Uber and GrabCar "flagrantly breaking the law" says Land Transport department

 

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A deputy at Thailand's Land Transport department has said that Uber and GrabCar continue to flagrantly break the law by offering their service in the country.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985921-uber-and-grabcar-flagrantly-breaking-the-law-says-land-transport-department/

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Thirteen year olds arrested for stealing coins from public washing machines in Pattaya

 

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A volunteer policeman called for backup after stumbling across a crime in the Soi Nern Plab Wan area of Nong Preu.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985932-thirteen-year-olds-arrested-for-stealing-coins-from-public-washing-machines-in-pattaya/

 

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Uber and GrabCar debate: Same-old same-old, consumers facing problems just like with regular taxis

 

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Thai Rath online published a long list of complaints from members of the public in a feature article yesterday as the debate over Uber and GrabCar raged.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985924-uber-and-grabcar-debate-same-old-same-old-consumers-facing-problems-just-like-with-regular-taxis/

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Trump says U.S. to withdraw from Paris climate accord

By Valerie Volcovici and Jeff Mason

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will withdraw the United States from the landmark 2015 global agreement to fight climate change, spurning pleas from U.S. allies and corporate leaders in an action that fulfilled a major campaign pledge.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985943-trump-says-us-to-withdraw-from-paris-climate-accord/

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Submarine deal shows Thailand’s growing reliance on China
By Wasamon Audjarint
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The Royal Thai Navy’s purchase on a Chinese submarine contributes to Thailand’s increasing dependency on the eastern country as well as the military’s growing budget trend, a security expert said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985944-submarine-deal-shows-thailand’s-growing-reliance-on-china/

 

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Court blocks NBTC seizure of TV funds
By THE NATION

 

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Pending ruling on Thai TV lawsuit halts govt move; case considered important precedent

 

BANGKOK: -- THE SUPREME Administrative Court has upheld a lower court’s injunction barring the government from seizing a Bt1.63 billion bank guarantee provided by Thai TV Co.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985945-court-blocks-nbtc-seizure-of-thai-tv-funds/

 

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Hospital sorry as Facebook row sizzles over needle left in woman
By MARUT BOONNARUEMIT,
MARISA CHIMPRABHA
THE NATION

 

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KORAT: -- A HOSPITAL in Nakhon Ratchasima’s Pak Chong district yesterday apologised to a woman who recently found out that doctors at the hospital had left a medical needle in her uterus during an operation 12 years ago.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985946-hospital-sorry-as-facebook-row-sizzles-over-needle-left-in-woman/

 

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'Nasa warning' of super flood a super hoax, says weather office chief
By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM
THE NATION

 

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Meteorological Department director-general Wanchai Sakudomchai

 

BANGKOK: -- THE METEOROLOGICAL Department has denied a social-media rumour that a devastating flood and super tornado were forecast to hit Bangkok and nearby coastal areas.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985947-nasa-warning-of-super-flood-a-super-hoax-says-weather-office-chief/

 

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Khon Kaen murder suspect’s assets eyed
By THE NATION

 

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Three suspects murder of a karaoke bar worker.

 

Women may have escaped to areas out of Myanmar govt’s control: official

 

BANGKOK: -- AUTHORITIES ARE looking into the assets of a 24-year-old suspect who is being sought in connection with the gruesome murder and dismemberment of another woman in the northeastern province of Khon Kaen, said Sirinya Sitthichai, secretary-general of the Office of Narcotics Control Board.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985948-khon-kaen-murder-suspect’s-assets-eyed/

 

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PAD chief worried at political use of centre
By The Nation

 

BANGKOK: -- The chief of the Provincial Administration Department is concerned that the Damrongdhamma Centre would become a political tool if it is used to take responses to the Prime Minister’s “four questions”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985949-pad-chief-worried-at-political-use-of-centre/

 

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Thailand has not scrapped death penalty: Dr Wissanu

 

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BANGKOK: -- Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm clarified on Thursday that Thailand has not scrapped death penalty, but, in actual practice, the punishment has not been enforced for the past 10 years and replaced by life imprisonment.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985950-thailand-has-not-scrapped-death-penalty-dr-wissanu/

 

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Student loan borrowers warned to settle debts within July 5 or face legal actions

 

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BANGKOK: -- Three million student loan borrowers have been warned to settle their debts with the Student Loan Fund for Education within July 5 or face fines and possible lawsuits.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985951-student-loan-borrowers-warned-to-settle-debts-within-july-5-or-face-legal-actions/

 

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BTS eyes investments in Pink and Yellow lines and extension lines

 

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BANGKOK: -- BTS Group Holding Plc will invest about 6 billion baht for the construction of two extension routes of the Pink Line from Chaengwattana to Impact Arena and the Muang Thong Thani lake and of the Yellow Line from the Lat Phrao underground station to the Ratchayothin intersection of the Green Line.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985952-bts-eyes-investments-in-pink-and-yellow-lines-and-extension-lines/

 

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Phuket consortium to launch bus service as ‘New Year’s gift’

Chutharat Plerin

 

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The buses are expected to ready by October, with the full service to launch by New Year. Image: PKCD

 

PHUKET: -- The Phuket City Development Co Ltd (PKCD) is looking to offer Phuket a New Year’s gift to usher in 2018 with the launch of the island’s first route of a fledgling island-wide bus service.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985953-phuket-consortium-to-launch-bus-service-as-‘new-year’s-gift’/

 

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PM satisfied with Thailand's improved competitiveness

 

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BANGKOK, 2 June 2017 (NNT) – The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with Thailand ranking higher in competitiveness and stressed on the importance of development in infrastructure, technology, public health, and education. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985954-pm-prayut-satisfied-with-thailands-improved-competitiveness/

 

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BOI approves further support for investment projects

 

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BANGKOK, 2 June 2017 (NNT) - The Board of Investment (BOI) has extended an investment support program for the border economic development zones to the end of 2018, while supporting digital infrastructure development in order to enhance internet service to the Thai people. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985955-boi-approves-further-support-for-investment-projects/

 

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Gunman spreads panic at Philippines casino, robbery suspected - police

By Peter Blaza and Clare Baldwin

REUTERS

 

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Policemen stand guard near evacuated employees of a hotel near a situation at a Resorts World building, in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

 

MANILA (Reuters) - A gunman burst into a casino, fired shots and set gaming tables alight in the Philippine capital early on Friday, sowing panic in a country on high alert after martial law was declared in the south, but police said the motive was likely robbery.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985956-gunman-spreads-panic-at-philippines-casino-robbery-suspected-police/

 

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EU regrets U.S. withdrawal from climate deal, will seek other allies

REUTERS
 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. and European Union flags are pictured during the visit of Vice President Mike Pence to the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said it deeply regretted the decision by the United States to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, saying it would seek new alliances to combat climate change.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985957-eu-regrets-us-withdrawal-from-climate-deal-will-seek-other-allies/

 

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Republican Congressman Says God Will 'Take Care Of' Climate Change

Mahita Gajanan

 

A Republican congressman told his constituents that he believes God will "take care of" climate change if it proves to be a "real problem."

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985958-republican-congressman-says-god-will-take-care-of-climate-change/

 

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Macron's party seen comfortably winning French parliamentary vote - poll

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: French President-elect Emmanuel Macron celebrates on the stage at his victory rally near the Louvre in Paris, France May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

 

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's new party is likely to win an absolute majority in legislative elections next month, an opinion poll said on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985959-macrons-party-seen-comfortably-winning-french-parliamentary-vote-poll/

 

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EU's Hogan warns of hard Irish border if UK leaves customs union

REUTERS

 

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European Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner Phil Hogan addresses a news conference at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 2, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

 

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A British departure from the European Union's customs union would result in the return of a "hard border" on the island of Ireland, the country's European Union Commissioner, farm chief Phil Hogan, said on Thursday.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985960-eus-hogan-warns-of-hard-irish-border-if-uk-leaves-customs-union/

 

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Exclusive - Cuba warns of human trafficking risk due to frosty U.S. ties

By Daniel Trotta and Sarah Marsh

REUTERS

 

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HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba and the United States have dramatically reduced the rate of human trafficking since reaching a landmark accord in January but risk losing those gains if the two neighbours fail to resume high-level talks, Cuban Interior Ministry officials said in an exclusive interview.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985961-exclusive-cuba-warns-of-human-trafficking-risk-due-to-frosty-us-ties/

 

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PM May's lead falls to 3 pct points, YouGov poll shows a week before UK election

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a Q&A at Cross Manufacturing Company in Odd Down in Bath, Britain, May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Leon Neal/Pool

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's gamble on a snap election was under question on Thursday after the latest opinion polls showed her Conservative Party's lead was dwindling just a week before voting begins.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985962-pm-mays-lead-falls-to-3-pct-points-yougov-poll-shows-a-week-before-uk-election/

 

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify next week in Russia probe

By Susan Heavey

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: James Comey (R), a Republican who served in the Bush Justice Department, speaks alongside outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller after being nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama (not pictured) to replace Mueller, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, June 21, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey will testify next Thursday before a U.S. Senate panel investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, in a hearing that could be difficult for President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985963-ex-fbi-chief-comey-to-testify-next-week-in-russia-probe/

 

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Charities accuse French police of excessive force towards Calais migrants

 

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French riot policeman approaches migrants who are on their knees as French authorities block their access to a food distribution point in Calais, France, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

     

    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Two French charities accused police on Thursday of using excessive force against migrants and preventing aid groups from distributing meals in Calais, where about 400 people have returned following the dismantling of a camp last year.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985969-charities-accuse-french-police-of-excessive-force-towards-calais-migrants/

     

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    France's Macron says U.S. interests to be harmed by climate deal withdrawal

    REUTERS

     

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    In a televised address, French President Emmanuel Macron ruled out any renegotiation of the Paris climate accord after President Trump pulled out of the agreement on Thursday. 

     

    PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday categorically ruled out any renegotiation of the Paris climate accord and said U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw would harm American interests and citizens.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985972-frances-macron-says-us-interests-to-be-harmed-by-climate-deal-withdrawal/

     

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    Germany will only deport Afghan criminals and those posing a threat

    REUTERS

     

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will now deport to Afghanistan only criminals and people it considers a threat, after a bombing in the Afghan capitol of Kabul killed at least 80 people, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985973-germany-will-only-deport-afghan-criminals-and-those-posing-a-threat/

     

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    Police to investigate whereabouts of World Cup winner Garrincha's bones

    REUTERS

     

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    A man casts his shadow over the grave of former Brazilian soccer player Mane Garrincha, with an inscription that's read: "Here rests in peace the one who was the Joy of the People - Mane Garrincha," at cemetery in Pau Grande city near Rio de Janeiro, this pictures taken on September 23, 2004. REUTERS/Bruno Domingos BD

     

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian police are to investigate the possible disappearance of the bones of Mane Garrincha, the legendary winger who died in 1983 but whose whereabouts have been shrouded in mystery since cemetery officials admitted they don't know where he is buried.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985974-police-to-investigate-whereabouts-of-world-cup-winner-garrinchas-bones/

     

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    Scientists detect Einstein gravitational waves for a third time

    By Irene Klotz

    REUTERS

     

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    (Reuters) - Scientists have for a third time detected ripples in space from black holes that crashed together billions of light years from Earth, a discovery that confirms a new technique for observing cataclysmic events in the universe, research published on Thursday shows.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/985975-scientists-detect-einstein-gravitational-waves-for-a-third-time/

     

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