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Macron, Le Pen clash in French TV debate

By Ingrid Melander and Michel Rose

REUTERS

 

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French presidential election candidates (LtoR) Francois Fillon, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen and Benoit Hamon, pose before a debate organised by French private TV channel TF1 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris, France, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Patrick Kovarik/Pool

     

    PARIS (Reuters) - The top candidates in France's presidential election clashed in a televised debate on Monday, with centrist Emmanuel Macron accusing far-right leader Marine Le Pen of lying and seeking to divide the French.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974531-macron-le-pen-clash-in-french-tv-debate/

     

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    Woman offers reward to help catch ‘monk’ who stole her iPhone

     

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    CHUMPON: --  A woman in Chumpon has offered a 5,000 baht for information that can help catch two men disguised as monks who stole her iPhone.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974535-woman-in-chumpon-offers-reward-to-help-catch-‘monk’-who-stole-her-iphone/

     

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    New super-fast Wi-Fi system lets you download a movie in SIX seconds

    BY STAFF WRITER 

     

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    The quickest WiFi ever has been created by scientists and it is an unbelievable 400 times quicker than quickest speeds currently available in Thailand.

     

    Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/new-super-fast-wi-fi-system-lets-you-download-a-movie-in-six-seconds/20494/

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    Campaign to fight tourist scams piloted in Kanchanaburi

     

    KANCHANABURI, 20 March 2017 (NNT) – In line with the government’s goal of raising tourist confidence, a campaign against tourist scams has been launched in Kanchanaburi province to prevent unscrupulous operators from taking advantage of tourists. 

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974537-campaign-to-fight-tourist-scams-piloted-in-kanchanaburi/

     

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    Canada refugee claims spike in first two months of 2017

    By Anna Mehler Paperny

    REUTERS

     

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    A man who claimed to be from Sudan climbs over a pile of snow as he and his family illegally cross the U.S.-Canada border leading into Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada, March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

     

    TORONTO (Reuters) - A spike in refugee claims for the first two months of 2017 put Canada on track for the highest number since at least 2011. A fifth of those claimants were caught crossing the border illegally.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974538-canada-refugee-claims-spike-in-first-two-months-of-2017/

     

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    Exclusive: Tillerson plans to skip NATO meeting, visit Russia in April - sources

    By Arshad Mohammed and John Walcott

    REUTERS

     

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    FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks in Washington, U.S. on March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

     

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to skip an April 5-6 meeting of NATO foreign ministers for a U.S. visit by the Chinese president and will travel to Russia later in the month, U.S. officials said on Monday, a step allies may see as putting Moscow's concerns ahead of theirs.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974539-exclusive-tillerson-plans-to-skip-nato-meeting-visit-russia-in-april-sources/

     

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    Turkey uses 'Nazi' metaphors out of worry for European friends - deputy PM

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    Turkey's ruling Ak Party (AKP) Deputy Chairman responsible for Economic Affairs Numan Kurtulmus talks to foreign media in Ankara January 21, 2014. Picture taken January 21. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

     

    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey uses metaphors about Nazism with respect to its European friends as it is worried about them falling again into the trap of the ideology, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974540-turkey-uses-nazi-metaphors-out-of-worry-for-european-friends-deputy-pm/

     

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    The myth of melting ice and rising seas
    By Sam Khoury
    Special to The Nation

     

    BANGKOK: -- This month The Nation along with every other news source in the world reported on a massive winter blizzard that struck the US northeast one week before the start of spring.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974553-the-myth-of-melting-ice-and-rising-seas/

     

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    Training programmes for laid-off bus fare collectors 
    By The Nation

     

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    BANGKOK: -- The Labour Ministry plans to provide training programmes for Bangkok Mass Transit Authority fare collectors laid-off due to the introduction of an electronic payment system on BMTA buses.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974556-training-programmes-for-laid-off-bmta-bus-fare-collectors/

     

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    Phuket's Soi Dog Foundation wins ‘People’s Choice’ at British Charity Film Awards

    The Phuket News

     

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    Soi Dog Foundation lead UK volunteers Donna Freelove and Suzanne Woodhead (centre) were on hand at the ceremony to receive the award from presenters James Sutton and Sally Phillips.

     

    PHUKET: -- Soi Dog Foundation, the Phuket-based street dog and cat welfare organisation responsible for fighting the Asian dog meat trade, has won the “People’s Choice” award at the inaugural British Charity Film Awards in London.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974558-phukets-soi-dog-foundation-wins-‘people’s-choice’-at-british-charity-film-awards/

     

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    Knife man in Hua Hin station rampage - all because he had the wrong ticket

     

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    HUA HIN: -- A Thai man with mental health issues went on a rampage at Hua Hin railway station yesterday. And later it emerged that he had tried to board with the wrong ticket.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974560-knife-man-in-hua-hin-station-rampage-all-because-he-had-the-wrong-ticket/

     

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    Vets to give update on Ormsin the turtle 
    By The Nation

     

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    BANGKOK: -- A veterinary team from Chulalongkorn University on Tuesday will hold a press conference to discuss the condition of Ormsin, the sea turtle in a coma since last weekend after undergoing surgery to remove hundreds of coins from its stomach.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974561-vets-to-give-update-on-ormsin-the-turtle/

     

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    Probe into Provincial Waterworks head office blaze
    By The Nation

     

    BANGKOK: -- Forensic investigators on Tuesday morning inspected the Provincial Waterworks Authority’s head office in Bangkok's Lak Si district after a fire there on Monday evening.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974512-second-big-fire-in-a-day-hits-bangkok/?do=findComment&comment=11728807

     

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    More arrests as Pattaya police chief speaks of returning happiness to the resort

     

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    PATTAYA: -- Police announced the arrest of gun hoodlums, a drug dealer and a lady boy thief as the local chief spoke of the ongoing crackdown to make Pattaya a safe place for tourists.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974572-more-arrests-as-pattaya-police-chief-speaks-of-returning-happiness-to-the-resort/

     

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    Phuket Chinese tour group seized assets sell-off raises B200mn

    Eakkapop Thongtub

     

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    The auction yesterday saw 15 buses sold, some with “T L Better Way” emblazoned in Thai script on their sides. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

     

    PHUKET: -- The last of the assets seized by Anti-Money Laundering Office (Amlo) from the now-defunct Phuket-based 'zero-baht' Chinese tour operator Tranlee Travel Co Ltd went under the hammer yesterday (Mar 20), bringing the total raised to state coffers to more than B200 million.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974574-phuket-chinese-tour-group-seized-assets-sell-off-raises-b200mn/

     

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    EXCLUSIVE: Trump administration weighing broad sanctions on North Korea - U.S. official

    By Matt Spetalnick and David Brunnstrom

    REUTERS

     

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    FILE PHOTO: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks at a rocket warhead tip after a simulated test of atmospheric re-entry of a ballistic missile, at an unidentified location in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on March 15, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters/File Photo

     

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is considering sweeping sanctions aimed at cutting North Korea off from the global financial system as part of a broad review of measures to counter Pyongyang's nuclear and missile threat, a senior U.S. official said on Monday.

     

    Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974576-exclusive-trump-administration-weighing-broad-sanctions-on-north-korea-us-official/

     

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