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Google Chrome will soon start marking lots of websites as “not secure”





The world’s favourite web browser, Google Chrome will be receiving a new update in July this year and with the update comes a new feature to highlight potentially dangerous websites.


Full story: https://tech.thaivisa.com/google-chrome-will-soon-start-marking-lots-websites-not-secure/27105/

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Thai ice carvers triumph again in Hokkaido

By The Nation



Photo courtesy of Tourism Authority of Thailand


A depiction in ice of traditional Thai cockfighting (kai chon) won a team of Thai ice sculptors the grand prize at the 45th International Snow Sculpture Contest in Japan this week.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024311-thai-ice-carvers-triumph-again-in-hokkaido/


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North Korea, U.S. set for uncomfortable encounter at Olympics as North delegation arrives

By Heekyong Yang, Christine Kim and Hyonhee Shin



Kim Yong Nam, president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly, meets South Korea's Unification minister Cho Myoung-gyun in Incheon, South Korea February 9, 2018. Yonhap via REUTERS


INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence may have their first face-to-face encounter on Friday at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, with Washington gearing up for more sanctions against the North.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024312-north-korea-us-set-for-uncomfortable-encounter-at-olympics-as-north-delegation-arrives/


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Chanthaburi governor offers to resign over typing errors in his order

By Thai PBS




Chanthaburi governor Witurat Srinarm has submitted his resignation to be effective as of March 7 over typing errors in his written assignment order regarding preparations for the mobile cabinet meeting in the province earlier this week.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024313-chanthaburi-governor-offers-to-resign-over-typing-errors-in-his-order/


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Suspected knickers thief arrested in Chiang Mai

By The Nation


A second-year student attending a Chiang Mai university was arrested late Thursday night for allegedly stealing multiple women’s underpants and bras from several boarding houses in downtown Chiang Mai.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024161-young-women-in-chiang-mai-cry-foul-over-underwear-theft/?do=findComment&comment=12696258


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NACC reveals assets of 3 former ministers




BANGKOK, 9 February 2018 (NNT) - The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) has reported its audit of three former ministers of the current administration, a year after being transferred to other governmental positions. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024318-nacc-reveals-assets-of-3-former-ministers/


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Few cheers at home for Germany's loveless coalition

By Thomas Escritt



Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Martin Schulz pose after a statement on coalition talks to form a new coalition government in Berlin, Germany, February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke


BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's German coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) was greeted with more scepticism than joy on Thursday, as some said the loveless alliance, born of desperation, showed the conservative chancellor's time was coming to an end.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024321-few-cheers-at-home-for-germanys-loveless-coalition/


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No word yet on Prawit’s third try at watches explanation

By The Nation



File photo: National Anti-Corruption Commission President Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit


National Anti-Corruption Commission President Pol General Watcharapol Prasarnrajkit said on Friday that the body’s secretary-general has not yet updated the corruption-fighting body about whether Deputy PM Prawit Wongsuwan has submitted his third try at an explanation about his possession of luxury watches.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024322-no-word-yet-on-prawit’s-third-try-at-watches-explanation/


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