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French presidential aide quits as Benalla scandal deepens

 

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FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting with farmers at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, February 11, 2019. Ian Langsdon/Pool via Reuters

 

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron's special advisor Ismael Emelien joined a wave of departures from the Elysee as the French leader struggles to rebuild his popularity, sapped by "yellow vest" protests and a scandal surrounding his former security chief.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083838-french-presidential-aide-quits-as-benalla-scandal-deepens/

 

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen Senate testimony postponed due to surgery

 

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FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, exits the United States Courthouse after sentencing at the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., Dec. 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

 

(Reuters) - Testimony by U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen planned for Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee has been postponed due to a recent medical procedure, an attorney for Cohen said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083839-former-trump-lawyer-cohen-senate-testimony-postponed-due-to-surgery/

 

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Trump objects to measure ending U.S. support for Saudis in Yemen war

By Patricia Zengerle

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a presidential memorandum signing for the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration threatened on Monday to veto an effort in the U.S. Congress to end U.S. military support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, continuing a stand-off with lawmakers over policy toward the kingdom.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083844-trump-objects-to-measure-ending-us-support-for-saudis-in-yemen-war/

 

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U.S. lawmakers meet on border security, scrambling to avert shutdown

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell

 

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A U.S. Capitol police officer patrols the West Front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four Democratic and Republican congressional negotiators on border security funding resumed talks on Monday, with the possibility of another partial U.S. government shutdown looming if they fail to reach a deal by a Friday deadline.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083846-us-lawmakers-meet-on-border-security-scrambling-to-avert-shutdown/

 

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California pulls most National Guard troops from U.S.-Mexico border

 

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FILE PHOTO: California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks after being elected governor of the state during an election night party in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

 

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday signed an order withdrawing more than two-thirds of the state's National Guard troops from the U.S.-Mexico border, calling claims of an illegal immigration crisis there nothing but "political theatre."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083851-california-pulls-most-national-guard-troops-from-us-mexico-border/

 

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U.S. lawmaker apologises after House leaders condemn comments as anti-Semitic

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a news conference to call on Congress to cut funding for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmaker Ilhan Omar apologised on Monday after party leaders condemned her comments about the pro-Israel lobby in the United States as using anti-Semitic stereotypes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083852-us-lawmaker-apologises-after-house-leaders-condemn-comments-as-anti-semitic/

 

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British cabinet ministers believe PM May preparing to resign: The Sun

 

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FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to the press at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 7, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

 

(Reuters) - Cabinet ministers now believe Theresa May is preparing to resign as British Prime Minister this summer so she can influence who succeeds her, The Sun newspaper reported

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083855-british-cabinet-ministers-believe-pm-may-preparing-to-resign-the-sun/

 

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49 baby leatherback sea turtles hatched on Phang Nga Beach – VIDEOS

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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PHOTOS / VIDEOS: Thon Thamrongnawasawat/ DMCR

 

49 baby leatherback sea turtle hatched on Kuek Kak Beach in Takua Pa, Phang Nga last night. 48 of them have survived and headed straight for the Andaman Sea once they got their bearings.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083858-49-baby-leatherback-sea-turtles-hatched-on-phang-nga-beach/

 

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U.S. presidential candidate Harris says she tried pot - and inhaled

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Kamala Harris launches her campaign for President of the United States at a rally at Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in her hometown of Oakland, California, U.S., January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, a former prosecutor who is seeking the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination, said on Monday she had smoked marijuana in college and supported its legalization.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083862-us-presidential-candidate-harris-says-she-tried-pot-and-inhaled/

 

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VIDEO: Dramatic moment child is rescued dangling from Kanchanaburi hospital roof

 

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Footage shared to social media shows the dramatic rescue of a four year old girl who was dangling from the side of a hospital in Kanchanaburi.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083870-video-dramatic-moment-child-is-rescued-dangling-from-kanchanaburi-hospital-roof/

 

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Woman strangled while showing room to man who previously stole from her

By The Nation

 

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Pictures: Komchadluek

 

Police are hunting for an unidentified Chinese man for having allegedly strangled and robbed a Thai woman while she was showing him a condo room he said he wanted to rent.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083871-woman-strangled-while-showing-room-to-chinese-man-who-previously-stole-from-her/

 

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UPDATE:

 

Australian supporters cheer refugee Bahraini footballer freed from Thai jail

 

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Hakeem al-Araibi, a refugee Bahraini footballer who was released from a Thai prison, is seen with Craig Foster as he arrives at the airport in Melbourne, Australia February 12, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Matt Burke/via REUTERS

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A refugee Bahraini footballer, who was held in a Thai prison for more than two months at the Gulf state's request, arrived in the Australian city of Melbourne from Bangkok on Tuesday, Australian television pool footage showed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1083823-he-is-a-free-man-refugee-bahraini-footballer-heads-home-to-australia/?do=findComment&comment=13836009

 

 

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