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Macron's party set for huge French parliamentary majority

By Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose

 

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French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte leave the polling station after voting in the first of two rounds of parliamentary elections in Le Touquet, France, June 11, 2017. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

 

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's fledgling party is set to trounce France's traditional main parties in a parliamentary election, according to projections after the first round on Sunday, and secure a huge majority to push through his pro-business reforms.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987367-macrons-party-set-for-huge-french-parliamentary-majority/

 

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Activists say EC ‘reset’ risks public disapproval
By THE NATION

 

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Decision to dismiss commissioners seen as attempt to gain edge in next election by selecting NCPO allies

 

BANGKOK: -- POLITICAL CRITICS have told the regime and its National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to provide a good explanation to the public about the dismissal of the current election commissioners, as the move could result in criticism and the appearance of a hidden political agenda.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987369-activists-say-ec-‘reset’-risks-pubic-disapproval/

 

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Two Thai women who disappeared on tour to South Korea urged to come back
By THE NATION

 

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UDON THANI: -- UDON THANI Governor Chayawut Jarntorn has instructed provincial employment chief Wanida Jaree to investigate why two Thai women from the northeastern province fled from a group tour in South Korea.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987370-two-thai-women-who-disappeared-on-tour-to-south-korea-urged-to-come-back/

 

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Revenue Dept soon to table draft law on e-business taxation

June 12, 2017 01:00 
By THE NATION

 

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BANGKOK: -- THE Revenue Department is expected to table a draft e-business law, which will tax online trading transactions for goods and services, for the Cabinet’s approval this month.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987371-revenue-dept-soon-to-table-draft-law-on-e-business-taxation/

 

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Family opens doors to tourists to help boys learn English

By MONGKOLCHAOWARAT TANGMANGMEE
THE NATION

 

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Sixth-grader Panapat Liamtrakulpanich chats in English with the guest of his family, a 27-year-old Swiss tourist, as he leads her on a visit to a Phitsanulok market.

 

PHITSANULOK: -- A FAMILY in Phitsanulok’s Muang district has opened its doors – with free accommodation for foreign backpackers to expose their two young sons to everyday use of English.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987372-family-opens-doors-to-tourists-to-help-boys-learn-english/

 

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Winai warns healthcare will be ‘distorted’ by changes

By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA
THE NATION

 

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Dr Winai Sawasdivorn

 

Former NHSO chief says govt needs to understand that a healthy population is good for the country as a whole

 

BANGKOK: -- ONGOING efforts to amend the National Health Security Act will distort the universal healthcare scheme, but should not bring about its abrupt end, according to the man who oversaw the scheme for nearly eight years. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987373-winai-warns-healthcare-will-be-‘distorted’-by-changes/

 

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Thailand 4.0 ‘needs urgency’
By KWANCHAI RUNGFAPAISARN
THE NATION

 

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Professor Methi Wecharatana, head of structural engineering division at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

 

BANGKOK: -- THE THAI government needs to have a sense of urgency in initiating the Thailand 4.0 scheme, which should deliver a substantial result to the country in a certain period of time, say academics.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987374-thailand-40-‘needs-urgency’/

 

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Three Chinese suspects caught with thousands of SIM cards
By Chatchawal Sopapan
The Nation

 

SA KAEW: -- Sa Kaew immigration police arrested three Chinese men at a rented house on Sunday and seized 500 iPhones and almost 10,000 SIM cards on suspicion that they might be operating a transnational call-centre scam.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987375-three-chinese-suspects-caught-with-thousands-of-sim-cards/

 

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'Priew' mental health test normal, but difficulties adjusting to prison
By The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The mental health test of a female suspect currently detained in Khon Kaen on charges linked to the much-publicised murder and dismemberment case found that her mental health condition was normal, Khon Kaen prison warden Weerachai Petchrat said on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987376-priew-mental-health-test-normal-but-difficulties-adjusting-to-prison/

 

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Suspects ‘learnt forgery skills from the Internet’
By SUPACHAI PHETCHTHEWEE
THE NATION

 

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BANHGKOK: -- SIX SUSPECTS arrested by 191 Police on charges related to the forging of state documents, claim they learnt how to do it from instructional videos on YouTube and elsewhere on the Internet, division chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpan said at a press conference on Sunday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987377-suspects-‘learnt-forgery-skills-from-the-internet’/

 

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Wild elephant herd causes damage at Rayong orchards
By The Nation

 

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RAYONG: -- A herd of 20 wild elephants intruded into oil palm plantations and fruit orchards covering 100 rai (16 hectares) of land in Rayong’s Khao Chamao district early on Sunday morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987378-wild elephant-herd-causes-damage-at-rayong-orchards/

 

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American expat found hanged in Phuket home

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Phuket rescue workers carry the man's body out from his home at the Baan Term Fun housing estate in Thalang. Photo

 

PHUKET: -- Police are continuing their investigation into the death of an American man retired to Phuket at his home in a residential estate popular with expats in Thalang earlier today (June 11).

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987379-american-expat-found-hanged-in-phuket-home/

 

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Students suffer mass hysteria as they attend an ethical course

 

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UBON RATCHATHANI: -- About 30 students of a school in Ubon Ratchathani province were taken to the provincial hospital on Saturday after they suffered from mass hysteria as they attended an ethical training course in a temple.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987380-students-suffer-mass-hysteria-as-they-attend-an-ethical-course/

 

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Cap seal to be phased out in Thailand within a year

 

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BANGKOK: -- Thailand is expected to phase out cap seal within a year which means that the problem of 520 tonnes of cap seals which are dumped into the environment each year will be resolved.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987381-cap-seal-to-be-phased-out-in-thailand-within-a-year/

 

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Security beef-up in three southern coastal provinces

 

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BANGKOK: -- Security officials in three coastal provinces along the Andaman Sea wellknown as tourist attractions have been put on alert for potential violent incidents by southern militants or their supporters similar to the bombing and arson attacks in southern provinces in August last year.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987382-security-beef-up-in-three-southern-coastal-provinces/

 

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PM stresses transparency among officials as country named more competitive by IMD

 

BANGKOK, 12 June 2017 (NNT) – The Prime Minister has urged government officials to uphold to transparency as the country received an improved competitiveness score from IMD, calling upon the general public changes to the country can start with oneself. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987384-pm-prayut-stresses-transparency-among-officials-as-country-named-more-competitive-by-imd/

 

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Govt eyes 200BN baht revenue from small, boutique hotels

 

BANGKOK, 12 June 2017 (NNT) – The government is working to push forward small and boutique hotel businesses that highlight cultural aspects to attract tourists from across the globe, expecting annual growth to generate 200 billion baht revenue each year, says government spokesman. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987385-govt-eyes-200bn-baht-revenue-from-small-boutique-hotels/

 

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Thailand succeeds reducing greenhouse gas emission below limit

 

BANGKOK, 12 June 2017 (NNT) – Thailand has successfully limited its greenhouse gas emission to be under the target amount as pledged at the UNFCC COP21, aiming to incorporate the industrial and waste sectors within this year. 

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987386-thailand-succeeds-reducing-greenhouse-gas-emission-below-limit/

 

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Govt to inject THB80 bn to develop water sources in EEC

 

BANGKOK, 12 June 2017 (NNT) - The Royal Irrigation Department will spend more than 80 billion baht on many flood and water shortage prevention projects in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) areas. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987387-govt-to-inject-thb80-bn-to-develop-water-sources-in-eec/

 

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Thailand eyes OBOR for Eurasian market
By CHULARAT SAENGPASSA
THE NATION
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Picture shows Thailand’s Vice Minister for Energy General Surasak Srisak, centre, permanent secretary of energy Areepong Bhoocha-oom, right, and the Thai Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Nat Pinyowattanacheep, left, at the media conference yesterday.

 

BANGKOK: -- THAILAND hopes that China’s “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative would boost trade and investments as well as increase the number of tourists visiting Thailand from Eurasian countries, including Kazakhstan which is hosting the Astana Expo 2017.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987390-thailand-eyes-obor-for-eurasian-market/

 

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U.S. attorney general to face questions on Comey firing, Russia

By Doina Chiacu and Sarah N. Lynch

 

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addresses the National Law Enforcement Conference on Human Exploitation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face questions about the firing of FBI Director James Comey and undeclared meetings with Russian officials at a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday, becoming the highest-ranking member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet to testify in the affair.

 

Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987391-us-attorney-general-to-face-questions-on-comey-firing-russia/

 

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Britain, U.S. deny that Trump state visit delayed

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Newark International airport in Newark, NJ U.S., to spend a weekend at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminister, New Jersey, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Sunday there had been no change to plans for U.S. President Donald Trump's to come to Britain on a state visit, after the Guardian newspaper reported the trip had been postponed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987392-britain-us-deny-that-trump-state-visit-delayed/

 

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Britain's May sticks by top ministers after election saps authority

By Estelle Shirbon and Kylie MacLellan

 

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Leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Arlene Foster addresses journalists in Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 9, 2017. REUTERS/Liam McBurney

     

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May stuck by her top team of ministers on Sunday, forgoing what has become a traditional post-election reshuffle in a sign of her diminished authority days before Brexit talks are due to start.

     

    Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987393-britains-may-sticks-by-top-ministers-after-election-saps-authority/

     

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    Analysis - Chance of smooth Brexit fades after British election chaos

    By Alastair Macdonald

     

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    EU and Union flags fly above Parliament Square in London, Britain March 25, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/Files

     

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is questioned by Britons who think the prime minister's calamitous election setback means she should now seek to stay in the EU single market.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987394-analysis-chance-of-smooth-brexit-fades-after-british-election-chaos/

     

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    Gaddafi's son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear - lawyer

    By Ayman Al Warfalli

     

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    FILE PHOTO: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, attends a hearing behind bars in a courtroom in Zintan May 25, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

     

    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he had been held since shortly after the 2011 revolt against his late father, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, one of his lawyers and the brigade involved said.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987395-gaddafis-son-saif-freed-in-libya-whereabouts-unclear-lawyer/

     

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    Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

    By Mubasher Bukhari

     

    LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media.

     

    Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/987396-pakistan-sentences-man-to-death-for-blasphemy-on-facebook/

     

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