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Elon Musk says 'pedo guy' tweet did not suggest British cave diver was pedophile

By Jonathan Stempel

 

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FILE PHOTO: SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk gestures during a conversation with legendary game designer Todd Howard (not pictured) at the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 13, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Blake

 

(Reuters) - Elon Musk on Monday said he did not intend to accuse a British diver of pedophilia by branding him a "pedo guy" on Twitter, as the Tesla Inc  chief executive sought to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123761-elon-musk-says-pedo-guy-tweet-did-not-suggest-british-cave-diver-was-pedophile/

 

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Thailand sees small impact on inflation after Saudi attacks

 

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FILE PHOTO: A woman walks at the Maeklong market next to the train tracks, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand expects little impact from surging oil prices on its inflation rate and exports following attacks on Saudi oil facilities, a commerce ministry official said on Monday.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123732-thailand-sees-small-impact-on-inflation-after-saudi-attacks/

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Thai 'Tiger Temple' blames government for deaths of rescued tigers

 

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FILE PHOTO: A sedated tiger is seen in a cage as officials start moving tigers from Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, a popular tourist destination which has come under fire in recent years over the welfare of its big cats in Kanchanaburi province, west of Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's much-criticized Tiger Temple tourist attraction on Monday blamed the government for the deaths of scores of its tigers seized by authorities in 2016, denying official accounts that the big cats died from inbreeding and disease.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123731-thai-tiger-temple-blames-government-for-deaths-of-rescued-tigers/

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Chiang Mai’s giant panda, Chuang Chuang, dies at 19

By THE NATION

 

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Chuang Chuang enjoys his feasts during a happy birthday treat at Chiang Mai zoo last year.

 

Resident giant panda Chuang Chuang died aged 19, Chiang Mai zoo’s director said on Monday (September 16).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123764-chiang-mai’s-giant-panda-chuang-chuang-dies-at-19/

 

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Energy Ministry to see if oil situation will impact inflation

By THE NATION

 

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The Energy Ministry will hold a special meeting with the Energy Administrative Committee today (September 17) to discuss the possible impact the drone attacks on two major oil-processing facilities owned by Saudi Arabia’s Aramco may have on living costs in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123766-thai-energy-ministry-to-see-if-oil-situation-will-impact-inflation/

 

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Asian consumers lead index in new tech adoption

By Vishal Bali
Special to The Nation

 

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For the past 10 years, Asia has been repeatedly touted as the next big thing that will change the world economy. Enter 2019, that’s not true anymore. Asia IS already the BIGGEST thing for adoption of tech products with advanced features.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123767-asian-consumers-lead-index-in-new-tech-adoption/

 

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Loei forecast to see more tourists

By THE NATION

 

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Tourist arrivals in northeastern Loei province are projected to expand by 5 per cent next year from the 3.5 million expected this year, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Loei office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123768-loei-forecast-to-see-more-tourists/

 

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PM embarrassed by people asking for cash handouts everywhere he goes

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Monday) that he is embarrassed because, everywhere he goes, there are people constantly asking him for cash handouts, budget assignments or pay increases.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123769-pm-prayut-embarrassed-by-people-asking-for-cash-handouts-everywhere-he-goes/

 

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Wissanu admits Thammanat’s educational background was not vetted

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm admitted today (Monday) that the authority concerned had not vetted the educational background of Captain Thammanat Prompao, before he was appointed deputy agriculture minister, because the vetting process might have delayed the appointment of the cabinet.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123770-wissanu-admits-thammanat’s-educational-background-was-not-vetted/

 

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Arisman’s wife sentenced to 2 months in prison for concealing assets

 

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The Supreme Court’s Criminal Division for Holders of Political Offices today sentenced former Pheu Thai’s party-list MP Mrs. Rapeepan Pongruangrong to two months’ imprisonment, without suspension, after finding her guilty of falsely declaring her assets with the intention to conceal her assets from examination.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123771-arisman’s-wife-sentenced-to-2-months-in-prison-for-concealing-assets/

 

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Tour company owner arrested over non-delivery of discount luxury airline tickets

By The Thaiger

 

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Again, if it sounds too goof to be true, it probably is, especially when it comes to airline ticket scams.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123772-tour-company-owner-arrested-over-non-delivery-of-discount-luxury-airline-tickets/

 

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UK's Johnson buffeted in Luxembourg, says Brexit deal emerging

By Foo Yun Chee and Elizabeth Piper

 

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People hold placards as they protest outside a restaurant where British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg, September 16, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman

 

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Britain's Boris Johnson said on Monday that a Brexit deal was beginning to emerge, but the EU said he offered nothing to break the impasse during a visit to Luxembourg where he was harangued loudly by protesters and rebuked for trying to shift the blame.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123775-uks-johnson-buffeted-in-luxembourg-says brexit deal-emerging/

 

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Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

By Steve Holland and Rania El Gamal

 

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A satellite image showing damage to oil/gas Saudi Aramco infrastructure at Khurais, in Saudi Arabia in this handout picture released by the U.S Government September 15, 2019. U.S. Government/DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday said it looked like Iran was behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but stressed he did not want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring and raised fears of a new Middle East conflict.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123787-trump-says-he-does-not-want-war-after-attack-on saudi oil-facilities/

 

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Trump declines to comment on report Kim invited him to North Korea

By Steve Holland and Hyonhee Shin

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

 

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday declined to comment on a newspaper report that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had invited him to visit Pyongyang and said conditions were not ready yet for such a visit.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1123793-trump-declines-to-comment-on-report-kim-invited-him-to-north-korea/

 

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