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Malaysian peace talk facilitator visits Thailand’s deep South

 

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The Malaysian facilitator for the peace talks between the Thai government and Mara Patani, an umbrella organization for Thailand’s separatist groups in the Deep South, paid a two-day visit to the region on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106091-malaysian-peace-talk-facilitator-visits-thailand’s-deep-south/

 

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Academic suggests prostitution laws need change to be in line with reality

 

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Law lecturer Akawat Laowonsiri said on Wednesday (June 12) at a seminar entitled “Review of the prevention and suppression of prostitution laws project”, held at Thammasat University’s Tha Prachan campus, that he is drafting new laws to introduce zoning for sex related activities under the authority of the Department of Local Administration.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106092-thailand-academic-suggests-prostitution-laws-need-change-to-be-in-line-with-reality/

 

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Wissanu reveals all about the senatorial selection committee

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam has finally disclosed the identities of the nine members of the senatorial selection committee, after coming under heavy pressure from the public and political parties alike.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106093-wissanu-reveals-all-about-the-senatorial-selection-committee/

 

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45 year old British man found dead at Koh Chang luxury hotel

By The Thaiger

 

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PHOTO: Tourist Police Bureau

 

A British man has been found dead in front of his hotel room on Koh Chang. Koh Chang is in Thailand’s far east, off the coast of Trat.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106094-45-year-old-british-man-found-dead-at-koh-chang-luxury-hotel/

 

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Govt: Free lunches for primary school students not canceled

   

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BANGKOK (NNT) - The government has confirmed that its project to provide free lunches for primary school students is not being canceled. The government has instructed related agencies to create a better understanding of the project among the people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106095-thai-govt-free-lunches-for-primary-school-students-not-canceled/

 

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Premier setting up new cabinet

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has confirmed that he is setting up the new cabinet himself, while there has been less comment by coalition partners. He said it would be done within the timeframe provided by law. He denied rumors that he will concurrently assume the post of defense minister.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106096-pm-prayut-setting-up-new-cabinet/

 

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U.S. will deploy 1,000 troops to Poland; Warsaw may call them 'Fort Trump'

By Jeff Mason and Steve Holland

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump greets Poland's President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pledged to Polish President Andrzej Duda on Wednesday that he will deploy 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland, a step sought by Warsaw to deter potential aggression from Russia.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106099-us-will-deploy-1000-troops-to-poland-warsaw-may-call-them-fort-trump/

 

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Boris Johnson not ruling out parliament suspension to force no-deal Brexit - newspaper

 

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Conservative Party leadership candidate Boris Johnson gestures as he talks during the launch of his campaign in London, Britain June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

 

(Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the front-runner in the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May, has told pro-Brexit lawmakers he would leave open the possibility of suspending parliament to force through a no-deal exit from the European Union, The Times reported on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106100-boris-johnson-not-ruling-out-parliament-suspension-to-force-no-deal-brexit-newspaper/

 

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Trump leaves China tariff deadline open, calls relationship 'testy'

By Jeff Mason

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping meet business leaders at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to set a deadline on Wednesday for levying tariffs on another $325 billion of Chinese goods and called the relationship with Beijing good but "testy" after China walked back commitments for a trade deal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106101-trump-leaves-china-tariff-deadline-open-calls-relationship-testy/

 

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Trump confident Hong Kong and China will 'work things out' after protests

By David Brunnstrom

 

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was sure China and Hong Kong would be able to "work things out" after mass protests in the city against an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106102-trump-confident hong kong and-china-will-work-things-out-after-protests/

 

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Mass UK protest demanding second EU referendum planned days before Brexit

 

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FILE PHOTO - A European Union flag flutters outside the parliament in London, Britain April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Campaigners for a second Brexit referendum are planning another mass protest in London ahead of the date on which Britain is due to leave the European Union in October as the leading candidates to be the next prime minister say they will leave without a trade deal.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106103-mass-uk-protest-demanding-second-eu-referendum-planned-days-before brexit/

 

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U.S. joins diplomatic push to salvage agreement in Sudan

By Khalid Abdelaziz

 

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FILE PHOTO: A Sudanese protester holds a national flag as he stands on a barricade along a street, demanding that the country's Transitional Military Council hand over power to civilians, in Khartoum, Sudan June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/File Photo

 

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - The top U.S. diplomat for Africa on Wednesday joined an international effort to press Sudan's military rulers and the opposition towards a deal on a transition to democracy two months after the overthrow of former President Omar al-Bashir.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106107-us-joins-diplomatic-push-to-salvage-agreement-in-sudan/

 

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Trump: Nothing wrong with accepting dirt from foreign governments on opponents

  

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a joint news conference with Poland's President Andrzej Dudain (not shown) in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would see nothing wrong in accepting damaging information on a U.S. political opponent if it were offered to his re-election campaign by a foreign government.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106109-trump-nothing-wrong-with-accepting-dirt-from-foreign-governments-on-opponents/

 

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Billion baht luxury villa on Samui doesn't have a hotel license

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Thai authorities descended on a luxury villa yesterday after complaints that it was operating as a hotel without a license and not paying tax. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106112-billion-baht-luxury-villa-on-samui-doesnt-have-a-hotel-license/

 

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Yemen's Houthis strike Saudi airport, coalition vows to retaliate

By Maher Chmaytelli and Sylvia Westall

 

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DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition vowed to respond firmly to a missile attack by Yemeni Houthi forces on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday that wounded 26 people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106115-yemens-houthis-strike-saudi-airport-coalition-vows-to-retaliate/

 

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