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Chinese national convicted for trespassing at Trump's Florida resort

By Erik Bojnansky

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club is shown ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper/File Photo

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - A Chinese national arrested for bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago Florida resort, sparking concerns she could pose an intelligence threat, was found guilty on Wednesday of lying to a federal officer and trespassing.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1122995-chinese-national-convicted-for-trespassing-at-trumps-florida-resort/

 

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Canada's Trudeau kicks off tough re-election campaign, faces ethics questions

By David Ljunggren

 

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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau leave Rideau Hall after asking Governor General Julie Payette to dissolve Parliament, and mark the start of a federal election campaign in Canada, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Patrick Doyle

 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kicked off a challenging six-week re-election campaign on Wednesday and immediately faced new questions about a nagging ethics scandal that could cut support for his Liberal Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1122996-canadas-trudeau-kicks-off-tough-re-election-campaign-faces-ethics-questions/

 

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UK's worst-case no-deal Brexit plan warns of food shortages, public disorder

By Paul Sandle

 

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A cyclist rides past an electronic billboard displaying a British government Brexit information awareness campaign advertisement in London, Britain, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville.

 

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's plans for a no-deal Brexit warn of severe disruption to cross-Channel routes, affecting the supply of medicines and certain types of fresh foods, and say that protests and counter-protests will take place across the country, accompanied by a possible rise in public disorder.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1122998-uks-worst-case-no-deal brexit plan-warns-of-food-shortages-public-disorder/

 

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World-Beating Currency Gives Thailand Major Economic Headache

By Anuchit Nguyen

 

-- Baht is best performer globally against dollar over five years

-- Growth estimates cut for economy relying on trade and tourism

 

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Thailand’s effort to revive economic growth with more than $10 billion of stimulus faces an obstacle from its surging currency.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123000-world-beating-currency-gives-thailand-major-economic-headache/

 

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Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

 

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An artist's impression released by NASA on September 11, 2019 shows the planet K2-18b, its host star and an accompanying planet. Courtesy ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/NASA Handout via REUTERS

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our solar system, according to a study published on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123001-water-found-in-atmosphere-of-planet-beyond-our-solar-system/

 

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Trump says Bolton a 'disaster' on North Korea, 'out of line' on Venezuela

By Jeff Mason and David Brunnstrom

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to North Carolina from the White House in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that John Bolton, dismissed a day earlier as national security adviser, had been a "disaster" on North Korea policy, "out of line" on Venezuela, and did not get along with important administration officials.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123002-trump-says-bolton-a-disaster-on-north-korea-out-of-line-on-venezuela/

 

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Trump administration seeks ban on flavoured e-cigarettes to combat youth addiction

By Jeff Mason and Chris Kirkham

 

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FILE PHOTO: Vaping products are seen for sale at a shop in Manhattan in New York, U.S., September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Trump administration announced plans on Wednesday to remove all flavoured e-cigarettes from store shelves in a widening crackdown on vaping, as officials warned that sweet flavours had drawn millions of children into nicotine addiction.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123004-trump-administration-seeks-ban-on-flavoured-e-cigarettes-to-combat-youth-addiction/

 

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New environment minister says Japan should stop using nuclear power

 

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Japan's Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi attends a news conference at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato

 

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's newly installed environment minister, Shinjiro Koizumi, wants the country to close down nuclear reactors to avoid a repeat of the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123007-new-environment-minister-says-japan-should-stop-using-nuclear-power/

 

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Chinese tourists injured in Patong jet-ski collision

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Chinese tourist Yang Ming (left), 26, at Patong Police Station yesterday (Sept 11). Photo: Patong Police

 

PHUKET: Two Chinese tourists were injured in a jet-ski collision at Patong Beach yesterday (Sept 11). Both men escaped serious injury, but compensation for damages to the jet-skis the men were riding has yet to be agreed.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123008-chinese-tourists-injured-in-patong-jet-ski-collision/

 

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Centara signs up three more Phuket hotels

By Bill Barnett

 

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The surge of new properties continues in Phuket as the developers and Thai business leaders continue to show their confidence in Phuket as an international holiday destination.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123012-centara-signs-up-three-more-phuket-hotels/

 

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Pattaya: One dead, one seriously injured after nightclub shooting

 

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One man is dead and another reportedly in a coma in hospital after a shoot out outside a popular Pattaya nightspot last night. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123014-pattaya-one-dead-one-seriously-injured-after-nightclub-shooting/

 

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Father faces court date for allowing son to sit on the roof

 

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A father who couldn't stand his young son's complaining in a trip home from school let him sit on the roof of his car through the sunroof. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123016-father-faces-court-date-for-allowing-son-to-sit-on-the-roof/

 

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Bahamas says 2,500 missing after Dorian; prime minister warns death toll to rise 'significantly'

By Zachary Fagenson

 

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A man looks the devastated cabin at the back yard of his house after Hurricane Dorian hit the Abaco Islands in Spring City, Bahamas, September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Marco Bello

 

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Some 2,500 people are still listed as missing in the Bahamas more than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Caribbean island chain, although that number may include evacuees who fled to shelters, authorities said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123017-bahamas-says-2500-missing-after-dorian-prime-minister-warns-death-toll-to-rise-significantly/

 

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Deputy PM Wissanu delivers policy to address public complaints

 

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BANGKOK, 12 September 2019(NNT) - Seventeen government agencies have collaborated to exchange and share information about complaints made by the general public. The collaboration will help the government identify and address the people’s problems more effectively.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123018-deputy-pm-wissanu-delivers-policy-to-address-public-complaints/

 

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Mobile company employee stole 10 million baht from customers in credit card data fraud

 

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A Thai man who worked on the counter for two well known mobile phone operators stole the credit card details of customers and helped himself to riches in an elaborate fraud. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123024-mobile-company-employee-stole-10-million-baht-from-customers-in-credit-card-data-fraud/

 

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