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Prayut to reshuffle Cabinet after 4 ministers quit ruling party 

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha announces his plan to reshuffle the Cabinet after chairing a meeting of the National Security Council on July 9.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said he will reshuffle the Cabinet, after his four economics ministers resigned from the ruling Palang Pracharat Party.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172038-prayut-to-reshuffle-cabinet-after-4-ministers-quit-ruling-party/

 

 

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See Kumarn group quits Thailand’s Palang Pracharat party

 

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The four members of the economic team of Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak, known as “See Kumarn” (four boys of Dr. Somkid), have quit the ruling Palang Pracharat party, which they jointly founded two years ago.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1171976-see-kumarn-group-quits-thailand’s-palang-pracharat-party/

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PM Prayut taps Nation Group for ideas on moving Thailand forward

By THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is meeting with around 10 newspapers over two weeks to hear their ideas on how to move Thailand forward after the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172039-pm-prayut-taps-nation-group-for-ideas-on-moving-thailand-forward/

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Govt urged to open checkpoints after border trade falls almost 10%

By THE NATION

 

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Keerati Rushchano

 

The Department of Foreign Trade has asked the government to reopen nine border checkpoints closed amid the virus crisis, saying the move would boost the flow of goods.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172058-thai-govt-urged-to-open-checkpoints-after-border-trade-falls-almost-10/

 

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Thai coconut supply controlled after UK ban

By The Nation

 

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The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) is monitoring the situation after British supermarkets banned Thai coconut products in response to a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) report claiming that Thailand was abusing monkeys in the coconut industry.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172059-thai-coconut-supply-controlled-after-uk-ban/

 

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Industrial estates told to prepare for flooding as heavy rainfall predicted

By THE NATION

 

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Bangpoo Industrial Estate

 

The Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand (IEAT) has called on the management of industrial estates nationwide to keep an eye out for floods, after the Meteorological Department of Thailand has forecast heavier rainfall this year.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172060-industrial-estates-told-to-prepare-for-flooding-as-heavy-rainfall-predicted/

 

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MPs too busy to attend national reform debate, says Prawit

By The Nation

 

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Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan explained that government MPs were busy in a meeting on Wednesday (July 8 ) and failed to hear the summoning bell for a Lower House debate, causing it to be cancelled as it lacked a quorum.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172061-mps-too-busy-to-attend-national-reform-debate-says-prawit/

 

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Everton held at home by improving Southampton

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Southampton - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - July 9, 2020 Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters in action with Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Michael Regan/Pool via REUTERS

 

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Everton's Brazilian forward Richarlison cancelled out Danny Ings's opener for Southampton as the teams drew 1-1 at Goodison Park in the Premier League on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172064-everton-held-at-home-by-improving-southampton/

 

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VAR denies Bournemouth late goal in dreary draw with Spurs

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - July 9, 2020 Bournemouth's Adam Smith in action with Tottenham Hotspur's Steven Bergwijn, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

 

BOURNEMOUTH, England (Reuters) - Relegation-threatened Bournemouth had a late goal disallowed by VAR as they had to settle for a 0-0 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Thursday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172065-var-denies-bournemouth-late-goal-in-dreary-draw-with-spurs/

 

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Ex-Trump lawyer behind bars again after dispute over gag order - attorney

 

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FILE PHOTO: Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at his Manhattan apartment after being released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence under home confinement in New York City, New York U.S., May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was taken to a federal jail on Thursday after refusing to agree to a gag order as a condition of serving his criminal sentence under home confinement, Cohen's lawyer said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172066-ex-trump-lawyer-behind-bars-again-after-dispute-over-gag-order-attorney/

 

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Mexican president exits Trump embrace smiling, Democrats grumble

By Dave Graham

 

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FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador walks with U.S. President Donald Trump as they arrive at a signing ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

 

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Defying warnings that to seek out Donald Trump was to court disaster, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador instead emerged from their first meeting as a "cherished friend" of his U.S. counterpart, even as some Democrats looked on uneasily.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172069-mexican-president-exits-trump-embrace-smiling-democrats-grumble/

 

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North Korean leader's sister says another summit unlikely but no threat posed to U.S.

By Sangmi Cha and Josh Smith

 

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FILE PHOTO: Kim Yo Jong, sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un attends wreath laying ceremony at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi, Vietnam March 2, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/Pool/File Photo

 

SEOUL (Reuters) - Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korea'a leader, said another summit with the United States would only be useful for Washington at this point, but added that her country had no intention of "threatening the U.S.," according to state media.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172070-north-korean-leaders-sister-says-another-summit-unlikely-but-no-threat-posed-to-us/

 

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Five-year water management plan being drafted for Pasak Basin

By THE NATION

 

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The Office of National Water Resource (ONWR) and the Pasak Basin Development Commission are drawing up a five-year development plan, which will be submitted to the next meeting of the National Water Resource Commission for approval, Somkiat Prajamwong, the ONRW secretary-general, said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1172083-five-year-water-management-plan-being-drafted-for-pasak-basin/

 

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