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Gen Prayut declines comments on on-going bids to form coalition

 

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Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha today refused to comment on the on-going rival efforts by two major political parties to form a post-election coalition government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091792-gen-prayut-declines-comments-on-on-going-bids-to-form-coalition/

 

 

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The Origins of Pad Thai

 

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The world can’t seem to get enough of Pad Thai. That one is true. In all corners of the world, Pad Thai – a Thai-style stir-fried noodle – is likely to be available for your cravings. For the debut food clip that we are doing in this column, I can’t help featuring this iconic dish of my country.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091793-the-origins-of-pad-thai/

 

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Cancerous containers ditched by ‘green’ province

By SOMCHAI SAMART 
THE NATION

 

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File photo: AFP PHOTO

 

SONGKHLA is now well on the way to establishing itself as a foam container-free city as green trends have continued to grow in the southern province.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091794-songkhla-cancerous-containers-ditched-by-‘green’-province/

 

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Mayor announces plan to prevent water crisis

By The Phuket News

 

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Mayor Somjai (second from right) announces plans to address the water shortages on the island. Photo: Phuket PR

 

PHUKET: Phuket City Mayor Somjai Suwansupana warned of water sources on the island running dry and announced the second plan for emergency drought preparations yesterday (Mar 25) at a meeting held at the Phuket City Municipality Office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091795-mayor-announces-plan-to-prevent-water-crisis/

 

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U.S. presses Thailand for 'expeditious' announcement of election results

 

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Officials begin the process of counting ballots after polls closed, during the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Washington looks forward to working with Thailand's newly elected government and pressed Bangkok to release the results of the weekend vote as soon as possible while investigating any irregularities.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091796-us-presses thailand for-expeditious-announcement-of-election-results/

 

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Trump administration calls for putting Americans back on moon by 2024

By Joey Roulette

 

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FILE PHOTO - An attendee watches a video showing U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as he speaks at AIPAC in Washington, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

(Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking on behalf of the Trump administration, announced on Tuesday an accelerated goal of putting Americans back on the moon within five years "by any means necessary," a challenge accepted by NASA's top official.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091797-trump-administration-calls-for-putting-americans-back-on-moon-by-2024/

 

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Despite report findings, almost half of Americans think Trump colluded with Russia: Reuters/Ipsos poll

By Chris Kahn

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from reporters as the president arrives for a closed Senate Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly half of all Americans still believe President Donald Trump worked with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll conducted after Special Counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump of that allegation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091798-despite-report-findings-almost-half-of-americans-think-trump-colluded-with-russia-reutersipsos-poll/

 

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Brexit multiple choice: How will UK parliament's indicative votes work?

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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Anti-Brexit protesters stand outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers will wrest control of the Brexit process from the government on Wednesday in order to try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that could break the parliamentary deadlock.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091799-brexit-multiple-choice-how-will-uk-parliaments-indicative-votes-work/

 

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U.S. House fails to override Trump veto, upholding border wall emergency

By Susan Cornwell

 

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New bollard-style U.S.-Mexico border fencing is seen in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, U.S., March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Donald Trump's first veto, leaving in place the "national emergency" he declared last month to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall that Congress has not funded.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091800-us-house-fails-to-override-trump-veto-upholding-border-wall-emergency/

 

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Republicans defeat Green New Deal in U.S. Senate vote Democrats call a stunt

By Timothy Gardner

 

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters about his reaction to President Donald Trump's proposed FY2020 budget in Washington, U.S. March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday defeated the "Green New Deal" resolution that called for tackling climate change by moving the United States off fossil fuels, while Democrats said the vote was a political stunt on an issue that will not die.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091801-republicans-defeat-green-new-deal-in-us-senate-vote-democrats-call-a-stunt/

 

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The Mueller interview that wasn't: how Trump's legal strategy paid off

By Karen Freifeld

 

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FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Attorney General William Barr sent lawmakers a summary of the key findings in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, members of President Donald Trump's legal team were gathered in an office near the U.S. Capitol.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091807-the-mueller-interview-that-wasnt-how-trumps-legal-strategy-paid-off/

 

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Tesla's Elon Musk, SEC to face off in U.S. court on April 4

By Jonathan Stempel

 

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FILE PHOTO: Tesla CEO Elon Musk attends the Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory groundbreaking ceremony in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for Elon Musk and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will square off in a Manhattan courtroom next week over whether the Tesla Inc chief executive should be held in contempt over one of his tweets.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091811-teslas-elon-musk-sec-to-face-off-in-us-court-on-april-4/

 

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Pattaya: Police volunteer attacks two year old child with truncheon after family turn around at checkpoint

 

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A mother has claimed that her two year old son was knocked unconscious by a police volunteer wielding a truncheon last night.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091816-pattaya-police-volunteer-attacks-two-year-old-child-with-truncheon-after-family-turn-around-at-checkpoint/

 

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Speeding buses at Songkran - cops will be waiting for you, DLT

 

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A senior official of the Department of Land Transport (DLT) said that GPS systems on buses would be strictly monitored at Songkran to check on drivers caught speeding.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091818-speeding-buses-at-songkran-cops-will-be-waiting-for-you-dlt/

 

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Pheu Thai to unveil post-election coalition this morning

 

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All eyes will be on Pheu Thai party and its allies this morning when they call a press conference to declare that they have gathered enough political support to form a post-election coalition government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091819-pheu-thai-to-unveil-post-election-coalition-this-morning/

 

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