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Taking heat from critics, Bernie Sanders defends democratic socialist views

By John Whitesides

 

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Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders attends a campaign event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., U.S. June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, under fire for his democratic socialist views, defended his philosophy on Wednesday as a natural extension of former President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal and accused his Republican critics of "corporate socialism."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106116-taking-heat-from-critics-bernie-sanders-defends-democratic-socialist-views/

 

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Thai hotel engineer arrested for stabbing German tourist and theft on Koh Samui
 
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Police on Koh Samui have arrested a 27 year old hotel employee for the stabbing of a German tourist and the theft of gold jewelry from his Thai female companion last week. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106117-thai-hotel-engineer-arrested-for-stabbing-german-tourist-and-theft-on-koh-samui/

 

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GSB wins Best Retail Bank of the Year 2019

 

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BANGKOK, 13 June 2019 (NNT) - The Money & Banking Magazine has surveyed the opinions of visitors to Money Expo events held at seven locations nationwide this year, with the Government Savings Bank (GSB) having the most customers commited to using its services.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106121-gsb-wins-best-retail-bank-of-the-year-2019/

 

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Immigration busy fining Thais and foreigners - US man pays 5,000 baht fine for not doing 90 day report

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Naew Na reported that immigration police in two provinces had fined Thais for not reporting the whereabouts of foreigners in their properties within 24 hours. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106124-immigration-busy-fining-thais-and-foreigners-us-man-pays-5000-baht-fine-for-not-doing-90-day-report/

 

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Aston Martin built for James Bond heading to auction

 

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An original Aston Martin DB5 car, one of just three surviving examples, fitted with James Bond specifications as pictured in the film Goldfinger which will be offered for auction by RM Sotheby's, is shown in this photo provided June 12, 2019. Simon Clay © 2019 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's/Handout via REUTERS

 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 outfitted with special gadgets for James Bond, such as tire slashers, machine guns and a bulletproof shield, will go up for auction in August, the auction house announced on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106132-aston-martin-built-for-james-bond-heading-to-auction/

 

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"Fast and Furious" filming in Thailand will showcase "culture"...not street racing!

 

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Picture: Naew Na

 

Filming for the latest edition of the Fast and Furious franchise will take place in the south of Thailand next month. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106134-fast-and-furious-filming-in-thailand-will-showcase-culturenot-street-racing/

 

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Video: Warring students attack each other with knives as police arrive to make arrests

 

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Picture: Daily News

 

A video taken from a revenue office on Petchkasem Road in the Krathum Baen area south west of Bangkok showed two groups of students attacking each other with knives. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106136-video-warring-students-attack-each-other-with-knives-as-police-arrive-to-make-arrests/

 

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British diver who helped rescued Thai football team from cave receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

KATY CLIFTON

 

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Vernon Unsworth with his MBE ( PA )

 

A diver from north-west London who last year battled to save the football team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand has been made an MBE for his heroic actions. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106141-vernon-unsworth-who-helped-rescue-thai-football-team-from-tham-luang-cave-receives-mbe/

 

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Pattaya: 80% of motorcycle taxis are illegal - yet huge raid busts no one!
 
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Once again the Pattaya authorities have been made to look rather silly. They just can't seem to find any wrong doing at the seaside resort. 
 
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Rawai targets criminals, rogue drivers with B17mn CCTV camera project

By The Phuket News

 

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New CCTV and Licence Plate Recognition cameras will be installed in Rawai subdistrict this year. Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul / AFP

 

PHUKET: The mayor of Rawai on Tuesday (June 11) revealed a B17 million plan to install new high quality CCTV cameras within the subdistrict this month, with the aim of making the area safer from criminals and road accidents.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1106149-rawai-targets-criminals-rogue-drivers-with-b17mn-cctv-camera-project/

 

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