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DPM Prawit expressed admiration for China’s effort on South China Sea matter

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Ahead of an unofficial ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting today, Deputy Prime Minister, Gen Prawit Wongsuwon consulted with Gen Fenghe, the Chinese Defense Minister

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134456-dpm-prawit-expressed-admiration-for-china’s-effort-on-south-china-sea-matter/

 

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China, Thailand agree to enhance military cooperation

Source: Xinhua|Editor: Yurou

 

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BANGKOK, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha met with visiting Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe here on Sunday, and the two sides agreed to further enhance military cooperation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134459-china-thailand-agree-to-enhance-military-cooperation/

 

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In Trump-Nixon impeachment comparison, Pelosi raises specter of resignation

By Doina Chiacu

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Richard Nixon seated at his desk, with family photos and the Lincoln bust statuette visible behind him, in the White House Oval Office in Washington, U.S. on June 23, 1972. Courtesy The Nixon Library and Museum/Handout via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavourable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134460-in-trump-nixon-impeachment-comparison-pelosi-raises-specter-of-resignation/

 

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Hong Kong police seal off university amid fears of crackdown

By Josh Smith and Marius Zaharia

 

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Protesters clash with police outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 17, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

 

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Monday trapped hundreds of protesters inside a major university, sealing off roads in the area after almost two straight days of standoffs that have raised fears of a bloody showdown with both sides refusing to back down.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134461-hong-kong-police-seal-off-university-amid-fears-of-crackdown/

 

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Trump touts his 'very' good health after unscheduled medical check

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on honesty and transparency in healthcare prices inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was in "very good" health after undergoing the first phase of an annual medical check the previous day.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134463-trump-touts-his-very-good-health-after-unscheduled-medical-check/

 

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Trump tweets at North Korea's Kim, tells him to 'get the deal done'

By Simon Lewis

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Bossier City, LA, U.S., November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday told North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to "act quickly" to reach a deal with the United States, in a tweet weighing in on North Korea's criticism of his political rival former Vice President Joe Biden.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134464-trump-tweets-at-north-koreas-kim-tells-him-to-get-the-deal-done/

 

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Iran's Khamenei backs fuel price hike, blames 'sabotage' for unrest

 

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FILE PHOTO: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during Friday prayers in Tehran, September 14, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

 

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday backed the gasoline price rises that have caused nationwide protests, which he blamed on the Islamic Republic's opponents and foreign foes.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134465-irans-khamenei-backs-fuel-price-hike-blames-sabotage-for-unrest/

 

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Thai road dangers: Iron girder pierces car from rear window to the console

 

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Metal girder pierces car (from the rear window to the engine)

 
A Thai driver had a narrow escape from serious injury or even death when an iron girder came loose and pierced his car from the rear window to the front console. 
 

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UK PM sets out immigration plans as Conservatives hit two-year poll high

By Kylie MacLellan

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks as he visits an electric car plant in Warwickshire, Britain November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden/File Photo

 

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson set out plans on Sunday to end preferential treatment for European Union migrants, as opinion polls showed his Conservative Party has the highest level of support since 2017 ahead of next month's election.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134468-uk-pm-sets-out-immigration-plans-as-conservatives-hit-two-year-poll-high/

 

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Leaked Chinese government documents show details of Xinjiang clampdown - NYT

 

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FILE PHOTO: Imams and government officials pass under security cameras as they leave the Id Kah Mosque during a government organised trip in Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China, January 4, 2019. CHINA-XINJIANG/ REUTERS/Ben Blanchard

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - A trove of leaked Chinese government documents reveals details of its clampdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in the country's western Xinjiang region under President Xi Jinping, the New York Times reported.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134469-leaked-chinese-government-documents-show-details-of-xinjiang-clampdown-nyt/

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UK lawmaker to cast blame on global banks in South Africa Zuma corruption

 

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FILE PHOTO: Former South African President Jacob Zuma appears in court where he faces charges that include fraud, racketeering and money laundering in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, October 15, 2019. Michele Spatari /Pool via REUTERS

 

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - British lawmaker Peter Hain will tell an inquiry on Monday that corruption under South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, corporations and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped launder.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134470-uk-lawmaker-to-cast-blame-on-global-banks-in-south-africa-zuma-corruption/

 

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Upper Thailand to get cooler by 1-3 °C, South to see less rains

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand Meteorological Department forecast on Monday (November 18) that another rather strong high-pressure system had reached southern China and will be over the upper Northeast of Thailand by midnight on November 18.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134472-upper-thailand-to-get-cooler-by-1-3-°c-south-to-see-less-rains/

 

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