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Frenchman sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Indonesia

 

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Frenchman Felix Dorfin, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking, walks before his trial at Mataram court in Lombok island, West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia May 20, 2019. Antara Foto/Ahmad Subaidi via REUTERS

 

MATARAM, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian court sentenced a French national to death on Monday for drug trafficking, his lawyer said, after prosecutors had called for a 20-year prison sentence.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101867-frenchman-sentenced-to-death-for-drug-trafficking-in-indonesia/

 

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Trump loses lawsuit challenging subpoena for financial records

By Jan Wolfe

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Realtors' Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, U.S., May 17, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday ruled in favour of a U.S. House of Representatives committee seeking President Donald Trump's financial records from his accounting firm, dealing an early setback to the Trump administration in its legal battle with Congress.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101870-trump-loses-lawsuit-challenging-subpoena-for-financial-records/

 

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Austrian cabinet fractures as Kurz ousts far-right minister

By Francois Murphy

 

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Austria's Chancellor Kurz speaks during a news conference in Vienna, Austria, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

 

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz proposed on Monday sacking his interior minister, escalating a battle triggered when a video sting took down the longtime leader of his far-right coalition partners.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101871-austrian-cabinet-fractures-as-kurz-ousts-far-right-minister/

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U.S. eases some restrictions on China's Huawei to keep mobile networks operating

By Karen Freifeld and David Shepardson

 

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FILE PHOTO: A man uses his phone as he walks past a Huawei shop in Beijing, China, December 19, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File Photo

 

(Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday eased some restrictions imposed last week on China's Huawei, a sign of how the prohibitions on the telecommunications company may have far-reaching and unintended consequences.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101872-us-eases-some-restrictions-on-chinas-huawei-to-keep-mobile-networks-operating/

 

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All shook up: Brexit Party's Nigel Farage doused with milkshake on campaign

 

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Brexit Party leader Nigel gestures after being hit with a milkshake while arriving for a Brexit Party campaign event in Newcastle, Britain, May 20, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Heppell

 

NEWCASTLE, England (Reuters) - Nigel Farage, the leader of Britain's Brexit Party, was doused in milkshake by a protestor on Monday, the latest anti-EU figure to be targeted during campaigning for the European parliament elections.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101873-all-shook-up brexit partys-nigel-farage-doused-with-milkshake-on-campaign/

 

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Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

By Helena Soderpalm

 

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FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen as he leaves a police station in London, Britain April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo

 

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained in absentia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101874-swedish-prosecutor-requests assanges-detention-over-rape-allegation/

 

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Video: Emergency! China bound plane returns to Don Mueang as cabin fills with smoke
 
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A New Gen Airways jet bound from Don Mueang to Xuzhou in China was forced to return to Thailand after smoke filled the cabin. 
 

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Iron rod goes clean through Thai man's testicles after fall from mango tree
 
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A Thai man was in agony after he fell from a mango tree in southern Thailand and got pierced in a very delicate area. 
 
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Former F1 champion Lauda dead at 70

  

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FILE PHOTO: Niki Lauda poses at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

 

(Reuters) - Three-times Formula One champion Niki Lauda has died at 70, months after having a lung transplant, his former racing team McLaren confirmed on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101890-former-f1-champion niki-lauda dead-at-70/

 

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Video: Revealed - what happened as pick-up collided with tour bus - four dead

 

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Caption: Pick-up overshot bend - four dead

 

CCTV showed what happened when a pick-up collided with a motorcycle then a tour bus late Monday morning in Phang Nga in southern Thailand. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101891-video-revealed-what-happened-as-pick-up-collided-with-tour-bus-four-dead/

 

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Man drowns while catching fish in Krabi temple lagoon

By Kritsada Mueanhawong

 

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A man has drowned in a lagoon while he was trying to catch fish inside an animal sanctuary area adjacent to a Krabi temple. Mueang Krabi Police were notified of the incident at the Kowaram Temple in Mueang Krabi District at 5.30pm yesterday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1101893-man-drowns-while-catching-fish-in-krabi-temple-lagoon/

 

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