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Asian airlines slash flights to Hong Kong as unrest escalates

By Jamie Freed

 

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Protesters clash with police at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

 

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong for the coming weeks, an industry scheduling publication showed, as anti-government protests in the city grow increasingly violent and disrupt daily life.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134585-asian-airlines-slash-flights-to-hong-kong-as-unrest-escalates/

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Guideline on charges of tourist guide service approved

By The Nation

 

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The board of Tourism Business and Guides has approved the guideline on minimum guide service charges for three types of tourists - outbound tourists, inbound tourists and domestic tourists, said Thaweesak Wanitcharoen, director general of Department of Tourism today (November 19). 

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134597-guideline-on-charges-of-tourist-guide-service-approved/

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Chulalongkorn University named first AMR reference centre in Asia Pacific region

By THE NATION

 

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has officially designated the Faculty of Veterinary Science of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University as a reference centre for antimicrobial resistance (AMR), its regional office for Asia and the Pacific announced today (November 19).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134629-chulalongkorn-university-named-first-amr-reference-centre-in-asia-pacific-region/

 

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Somkid fine with GDP growth of 2.4%

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak

 

Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said he was okay with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 2.4 per cent in the third quarter after it was announced on Monday (November 18) by the National Economic and Social Development Council.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134630-somkid-fine-with-gdp-growth-of-24/

 

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Slow growth not reflective of Thai economic potential, says BOT official

By The Nation

 

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Don Nakornthab, a senior director at the Bank of Thailand (BOT), expressed optimism about economic outlook.

 

Thailand’s economic outlook is better than what the current slow growth suggests, a central bank official said, while an analyst urged the government to increase spending to boost the economy.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134632-slow-growth-not-reflective-of-thai-economic-potential-says-bot-official/

 

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Chaiwat ordered transferred from Ubon Ratchathani to Pattani province

 

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Former Kaeng Krachan national park chief Chaiwat Limlikhit-akson has been ordered transferred, from the Conservation Area Management Office in Thailand’s north-eastern province of Ubon Ratchathani to the southern border province of Pattani, to assist in forest protection work.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134633-chaiwat-ordered-transferred-from-ubon-ratchathani-to-pattani-province/

 

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House Speaker warned of legal action if he enforces new House committee rule

 

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House Speaker Chuan Leekpai was today warned that he might face a legal action for interference in the duties of House standing committees over his recent enforcement of a new rule governing chairmen of the various committees.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134634-house-speaker-warned-of-legal-action-if-he-enforces-new-house-committee-rule/

 

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Thanathorn files malfeasance charge against Election Commission

 

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A malfeasance charge was filed today with the Criminal Court for Corruption Cases, by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, against the seven election commissioners in connection with their handling of the Future Forward party leader’s media ownership case.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134635-thanathorn-files-malfeasance-charge-against-election-commission/

 

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MP Ms. Pareena not qualified to rent land in Ratchaburi province

 

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Palang Pracharat MP for Ratchaburi province, Ms. Pareena Kraikupt, will have to cede to the state the 102 hectares of land in Chom Bung district of Ratchaburi, which she has occupied and utilized for several years, because part of the land is in national forest reserves and the rest is classified as Sor Por Kor or land under the land reform program.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134636-mp-ms-pareena-not-qualified-to-rent-land-in-ratchaburi-province/

 

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Woman escapes serious injury as motorbike crushed by truck in front of hospital

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The woman riding the motorbike escaped serious injuries. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: A woman escaped serious injury as the motorbike she was riding was crushed under the front wheels of a six-wheeled truck in front of Vachira Phuket Hospital in Phuket Town this morning (Nov 18).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134637-woman-escapes-serious-injury-as-motorbike-crushed-by-truck-in-front-of-hospital/

 

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U.S. softens stance on Israeli settlements, draws Palestinian outrage

By Arshad Mohammed, Matt Spetalnick and Humeyra Pamuk

 

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a statement on the Trump administration's position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S., November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday effectively backed Israel's right to build Jewish settlements on the occupied West Bank by abandoning its four-decade-old position that they were "inconsistent with international law."

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134639-us-softens-stance-on-israeli-settlements-draws-palestinian-outrage/

 

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Love Mud Do - McCartney to headline 50th Glastonbury Festival

 

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FILE PHOTO: British musician Paul McCartney performs during the "One on One" tour concert in Porto Alegre, Brazil October 13, 2017. REUTERS/Diego Vara

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Beatle Paul McCartney will headline Glastonbury Festival, the pinnacle of Britain's pop music calendar, for its 50th anniversary next year, organisers said on Monday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134641-love-mud-do-mccartney-to-headline-50th-glastonbury-festival/

 

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Latest Epstein accuser calls on Prince Andrew to talk to U.S. authorities

By Brendan Pierson

 

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"Jane Doe 15," a 31-year-old unidentified woman, who accuses the late financier Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her when she was a child, speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles, California, November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A woman who accuses Jeffrey Epstein of sexually abusing her as a child on Monday said Britain’s Prince Andrew should tell U.S. authorities what he knows about the financier.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1134644-latest-epstein-accuser-calls-on-prince-andrew-to-talk-to-us-authorities/

 

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