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Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

By Sarah N. Lynch


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048814-woman-arrested-in-washington-accused-of-being-russian-government-agent/


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U.S. lawmakers slam Trump as 'weak' in Russia summit; some push new sanctions

By Richard Cowan and Amanda Becker



 U.S. Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer speaks to the news media about President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis 


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Leading U.S. lawmakers, including numerous Republicans, criticized President Donald Trump on Monday for failing to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 U.S. election as the two heads of nuclear powers stood side-by-side at a joint news conference.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048815-us-lawmakers-slam-trump-as-weak-in-russia-summit-some-push-new-sanctions/


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Wife’s alleged knife throw kills husband over romantic app chat

By The Nation




An angry wife allegedly threw a fruit knife at her police husband, fatally injuring him, at their rented room in Phetchaburi province, on Monday evening, police said.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048818-cha-am-wife’s-alleged-knife-throw-kills-husband-over-romantic-app-chat/


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French tourist says 350 euros stolen on Koh Pha Ngan-bound bus

By The Nation



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A French woman on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Surat Thani police, claiming that 350 euros in cash were stolen from her bag aboard a bus from Bangkok to Koh Pha Ngan.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048819-french-tourist-says-350-euros-stolen-on-koh-pha-ngan-bound-bus/


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U.S. general says remarks on Afghan peace talks 'mischaracterised'



U.S. Army General John Nicholson, Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail/Files


KABUL (Reuters) - The NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan on Tuesday rejected reports its commander General John Nicholson had said the United States was ready to join direct negotiations with the Taliban, saying his comments were "mischaracterised".


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048823-us-general-says-remarks-on-afghan-peace-talks-mischaracterised/


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Floods reported across northeast due to low pressure front



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NAKHON PANOM, 17 July 2018 (NNT) – Floods have hit seven provinces of the northeastern region of Thailand due to the influence of a low pressure front sweeping over the country from the South China Sea with citizens told to monitor weather forecasts closely. 


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048824-floods-reported-across-northeast-due-to-low-pressure-front/


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Rain, isolated heavy rain expected across the country this week

By Thai PBS




Abundance of rain is forecast for the upper part of the country this week, with isolated heavy rain predicted for the North, the Northeast, the Central, the East and west coast of the South, according to this morning’s weather forecast from the Meteorological Department.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048827-rain-isolated-heavy-rain-expected-across-thailand-this-week/


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Court refuses bail for ‘Phoenix’ owner and chief engineer

By Kritsada Mueanhawong




The ‘Phoenix’ boat captain, chief engineer and boat owner are now in custody at the Phuket Provincial Prison. The Thai ‘owner’ of ‘Phoenix’ remains in custody after she surrendered following the issuing of an arrest warrant over the weekend.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048829-court-refuses-bail-for-‘phoenix’-owner-and-chief-engineer/


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Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British caver

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FILE PHOTO: Elon Musk arrives to speak at Boring Company community meeting in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo


(Reuters) - Shares of Tesla Inc fell over 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Elon Musk directed abuse on Twitter at one of the British cavers involved in the rescue of 12 Thai children last week.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048833-tesla-shares-fall-after-ceo-musk-abuses-british-caver/


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Video: Terror on Route 134 - rush hour bus passengers dive for cover in knife and gun attack



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Passengers on a bus service heading towards Bangkok dived for cover as a man armed with a knife and a gun attacked a fellow passenger.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048839-video-terror-on-route-134-rush-hour-bus-passengers-dive-for-cover-in-knife-and-gun-attack/


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Video: "Drunk" woman driver in the street after apparent road rampage



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Video has been posted to Facebook that shows an apparently drunk woman in Pattaya sitting in the road next to her smashed up car.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048840-video-drunk-woman-driver-in-the-street-after-apparent-road-rampage/


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Nonthaburi marching band home in triumph from Taiwan

By The Nation



Photo / Facebook page of Payom Junnoi, director, Suankularb Witthayalai Nonthaburi School


The marching band from Suankularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi School won first place in two categories at the just-ended World Guard Indoor Taiwan, school director Payom Junnoi announced while welcoming the band members home at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Monday night.


Full story:  https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048841-nonthaburi-marching-band-home-in-triumph-from-taiwan/


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Netizens in uproar as hazing ritual shows Thai woman appearing to perform sex act



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Netizens were in meltdown on Thai social media when pictures were posted online from a hazing ritual from a well known university in Tak in Thailand's north west.


Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1048842-netizens-in-uproar-as-hazing-ritual-shows-thai-woman-appearing-to-perform-sex-act/


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