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Macedonia parliament agrees to change country's name

By Kole Casule

 

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Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev greets deputies of the Macedonian parliament after a vote to pass constitutional changes to allow the Balkan country to change its name to the Republic of North Macedonia, in Skopje, Macedonia, January 11, 2019.REUTERS/ Tomislav Georgiev

 

SKOPJE (Reuters) - Macedonia's parliament passed an amendment to the constitution on Friday to rename the country Republic of North Macedonia, in line with an agreement with Greece to put an end to a 27-year-old dispute.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077837-macedonia-parliament-agrees-to-change-countrys-name/

 

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Congo election runner-up to press fraud dispute in court

By Stanis Bujakera

 

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A Congolese police officer watches as supporters of the runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election, Martin Fayulu, hold signs before a political rally in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

 

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The runner-up in Democratic Republic of Congo's presidential election said on Friday he in fact won a landslide victory with more than 60 percent of votes and will file a formal fraud complaint.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077838-congo-election-runner-up-to-press-fraud-dispute-in-court/

 

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Poland arrests Huawei employee, Polish man on spying allegations

By Joanna Plucinska, Karol Witenberg and Jack Stubbs

 

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Logo of Huawei is seen in front of the local offices of Huawei in Warsaw, Poland January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

 

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - Poland has arrested a Chinese employee of Huawei and a former Polish security official on spying allegations, officials and sources told Reuters on Friday, a move that could fuel Western security concerns about the telecoms equipment maker.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077839-poland-arrests-huawei-employee-polish-man-on-spying-allegations/

 

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Brits to vote again? Brexit delay creates headache for Europe

By Francesco Guarascio and Alastair Macdonald

 

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FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Brexit campaigner and member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage gesture before the start of the plenary session on the EU budget, at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit paralysis has prompted talk of a British election or a second referendum but one odd side-effect could be Britons having to cast their votes for an EU parliament they had decided to leave.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077841-brits-to-vote-again-brexit-delay-creates-headache-for-europe/

 

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Security forces fire tear gas as more protests hit Sudanese cities

By Khalid Abdelaziz

 

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Sudanese demonstrators march along the street during anti-government protests after Friday prayers in Khartoum, Sudan January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

 

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who marched after noon prayers in the capital Khartoum on Friday as protests against President Omar al-Bashir's 30-year-old rule widened.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077842-security-forces-fire-tear-gas-as-more-protests-hit-sudanese-cities/

 

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Trump stops short of emergency declaration in border wall fight

By Richard Cowan and Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump shows a photo of a "typical" border wall design during a "roundtable discussion on border security and safe communities" with state, local, and community leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency "right now" to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S. government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077843-trump-stops-short-of-emergency-declaration-in-border-wall-fight/

 

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Leeds manager Bielsa admits sending spy to Derby

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Third Round - Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United - Loftus Road, London, Britain - January 6, 2019 Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa Action Images/Paul Childs

 

(Reuters) - Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa has admitted sending a member of his coaching staff to spy on Derby County ahead of their Championship (second-tier) match on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077845-leeds-manager-bielsa-admits-sending-spy-to-derby/

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Transformation journey powered by the DATA

By SIRIVISH TOOMGUM 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Gwynponq Chatranon, manager of the AIS New Analytics Transformation

 

GWYNPONQ Chatranon, 44, is steering Thailand’s leading cellular operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) on the challenging journey to become what he calls the “best-in-class data-driven organisation”.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077847-transformation-journey-powered-by-the-data/

 

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"We are all makers" exhibition to be held next weekend

By THE NATION

 

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The largest exhibition of inventions and innovations by makers in Southeast Asia: Maker Faire Bangkok 2019 : WE ARE ALL MAKERS, will be held next weekend in front of the Street Ratchada.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077848-we-are-all-makers-exhibition-to-be-held-next-weekend/

 

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Company reports 80K beer cans disappeared after truck accident in Phuket

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A logistic company representative has filed a report to police after more than 80,000 beer cans, valued at more than two million baht, mysteriously vanished after a beer truck overturned in Rassada this morning.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077743-locals-scramble-for-‘free’-beer-as-leo-truck-drops-load-in-rassada/

 

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Uttaradit Rajabhat University offers Korean language teaching program

Praphorn Praphornkul

 

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UTTARADIT, 10th January 2019 (NNT) - The Korean Ambassador to Thailand, Lee Wook-heon, presided over the opening of a Korean language teaching program at Uttaradit Rajabhat University (URU) in Uttaradit province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077850-uttaradit-rajabhat-university-offers-korean-language-teaching-program/

 

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PM’s office open for Children’s Day

Itiporn  Lakarnchua

 

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BANGKOK, 11th January 2019 (NNT) – Government House will be allowing children to sit in the Prime Minister’s chair and view his office on National Children’s Day tomorrow (January 12) with other events being organized nationwide. 

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1077851-pm’s-office-open-for-children’s-day/

 

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