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Weatherman predicts coldest period from December 7-9

 

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Most parts of Thailand are forecast to experience cool weather this weekend, when temperatures in the North and Northeast are forecast to drop to between 6oC and 12oC and as low as 1oC on mountain tops due to an intense cold front now looming over Thailand.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137303-weatherman-predicts-coldest-period-from-december-7-9/

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Move on NCPO orders voted down

By The Nation

 

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In a vote on Wednesday (December 4), the coalition government overturned the opposition's motion to set up an extraordinary committee to study impacts of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)'s orders issued under Section 44 of the interim charter.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137318-move-on-ncpo-orders-voted-down/

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Noppakao excels with small-boat skills on 52-foot THA 72

By THE NATION

 

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Thailand’s former world Optimist champion and two-time Asian Games gold medalist Noppakao Poonpat applied her skills for small boats to the 52-foot Thai-registered THA 72, registering a first and second in the two races held today at the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137344-phuket-king’s-cup-regatta-noppakao-excels-with-small-boat-skills-on-52-foot-tha-72/

 

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Reigning champions Thailand out of SEA Games

THE NATION

 

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By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam

 

Defending champion Thailand crashed out of the men's football SEA Games competition after a 2-2 draw with arch-rivals Vietnam in the last game of group B in Binan City of the Philippines today (December 5).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137345-reigning-champions-thailand-out-of-sea-games/

 

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Dinghies and radio-controlled boats rule the waves

By THE NATION

 

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While the big boats had a rest day on Thursday (December 5), the large dinghy fleet as well as the radio-controlled boats made waves at the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137346-phuket-king’s-cup-regatta-dinghies-and-radio-controlled-boats-rule-the-waves/

 

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Forestry official gunned down in broad daylight in Yala

 

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A forestry official was shot and killed in broad daylight, in Muang district of Thailand’s restive southern province of Yala, by suspected insurgents as he was riding home on a motorcycle at about noon today.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137347-forestry-official-gunned-down-in-broad-daylight-in-yala/

 

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Two state agencies appeal against hefty cut in R&D funding

 

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An written appeal was submitted yesterday to the House budget scrutiny committee, by the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (NSTIPC) and the Thailand Centre of Excellence for Life Service  (TCELS), objecting to a large cut in their research and development funding.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137348-two-state-agencies-appeal-against-hefty-cut-in-rd-funding/

 

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EC to decide Thanathorn’s fate in loan controversy on December 11

 

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Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will decide the fate of Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit next Wednesday, in the case involving money he allegedly lent to the party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137349-ec-to-decide-thanathorn’s-fate-in-loan-controversy-on-december-11/

 

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Foreign investment in Thailand grows 106%

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Despite a drop in approved foreign companies able to undertake business in Thailand by 23 percent compared to last year, the number of foreign companies investing in Thailand from January to November this year has reached 22.153 billion baht (22,153,000,000), showing a 106 percent growth rate.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137350-foreign-investment-in-thailand-grows-106/

 

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Police say Killing of Man on Holiday in Thailand is Murder

By DHIREN MANGA

 

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Amitpal Singh Bajaj was killed while on holiday in Thailand in August 2019. Police have now stated that the victim was murdered.

 

The investigation into the death of a man on holiday in Thailand has developed as police now say he was murdered.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137355-police-say-killing-of-british-man-on-holiday-in-phuket-is-murder/

 

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French police fire tear gas at strikers challenging Macron reform

By Sybille de La Hamaide and Marine Pennetier

 

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PARIS (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas at protesters in the centre of Paris on Thursday and public transport ground to a near halt in one of the biggest strikes in France for decades, aimed at forcing President Emmanuel Macron to ditch a planned reform of pensions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137356-french-police-fire-tear-gas-at-strikers-challenging-macron-reform/

 

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Canada's Trudeau clears first hurdle as opposition party offers support

By Steve Scherer and David Ljunggren

 

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cleared a first hurdle on Thursday after the leader of the opposition Bloc Quebecois party said he would support the new minority government's priorities, at least initially.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137359-canadas-trudeau-clears-first-hurdle-as-opposition-party-offers-support/

 

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Europeans, Iran to cross swords at nuclear talks

By John Irish and Francois Murphy

 

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VIENNA (Reuters) - European powers will demand Iran stop violating their nuclear deal or potentially face renewed U.N. sanctions, but with Tehran locked in conflict over U.S. sanctions, there appears to be little scope for compromise when they meet on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1137360-europeans-iran-to-cross-swords-at-nuclear-talks/

 

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