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  1. THAILAND LIVE

    Upgrade your old computer’s connection speed in seconds with this tiny adapter BY THE NATION By Paisal Chuenprasaeng You can upgrade your old computer’s connection speed in seconds with this tiny adapter Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/upgrade-your-old-computers-connection-speed-in-seconds-with-this-tiny-adapter/21323/
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    Prince Depangkorn turns 12-year-old His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn today released a set of photographs marking the twelfth birthday of his son, Prince Depangkorn Rasmijoti, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980914-prince-depangkorn-turns-12-year-old/
  3. Prince Depangkorn turns 12-year-old His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn today released a set of photographs marking the twelfth birthday of his son, Prince Depangkorn Rasmijoti, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand. NNT reported that the images show the prince enjoying outdoor activities and his love for animals. Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/prince-depangkorn-turns-12-year-old/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2017-04-30
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    This is the future of construction: Groundbreaking 3D printer can build a house in just 14 hours BY STAFF WRITER Here’s a glimpse of how construction will look in the not too distant future. Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/this-is-the-future-of-construction-groundbreaking-3d-printer-can-build-a-house-in-just-14-hours/21326/
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    Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980912-military-plane-crashes-in-cuba-killing-all-eight-on-board/
  6. Military plane crashes in Cuba killing all eight on board HAVANA (Reuters) - A military airplane crashed into a mountain in Cuba's north-western region of Artemisa on Saturday morning, killing all eight personnel on board, the Ministry of Revolutionary Armed Forces said. The aircraft, a twin-engined turboprop Antonov AN-26, had taken off at 6:38 a.m. (1038 GMT) from Playa Baracoa, just outside Havana, and crashed into the Loma de la Pimienta mountain some 80 km (50 miles) westwards. "The eight military personnel on board, including the crew, died," the ministry said in a statement published by state-run media. "A commission of the Ministry of the Revolutionary Armed Forces is investigating the causes of the accident." The majority of planes flown in Cuba were produced in the Soviet Union. Antonov produced the AN-26 planes in Kiev between 1969 and 1986. The last major plane crash in Cuba was an Aero Caribbean flight that went down in flames in central Cuba in 2010, killing all 68 people aboard. That plane was a European-manufactured ATR-72-212. -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-30
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    Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/Files BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his centre-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980911-hungarys-orban-accepts-eu-demands-eu-party-says/
  8. Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban looks up during a plenary session at the European Parliament (EP) in Brussels, Belgium April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Vidal/Files BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his centre-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said. There was no immediate confirmation from Orban. But the apparent easing of tensions with Budapest came as EU national leaders met in Brussels to demonstrate unity ahead of Brexit negotiations. They agreed formal guidelines for those talks with Britain without further discussion. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is also part of the conservative bloc, said actions would speak louder than words. "For me, and I believe this is also the case for the Commission, what matters are the actual results," she told a news conference after the Brussels summit. Orban, in power since 2010, has regularly bashed the EU and is accused in Brussels along with leaders of some other ex-communist countries such as Poland, of willingly accepting EU funds, while rejecting EU values or a share of refugees. The Hungarian leader appeared to be in appeasing mode on Saturday. "Prime Minister Orban committed himself in the EPP council to follow and implement all the demands of the European Commission within the deadline set by the Commission," Siegfried Muresan, the European People's Party spokesman, told reporters after Orban was grilled by fellow party leaders. On Wednesday, the EU executive gave Budapest a month to adapt a higher education law passed on April 4, saying it was not compatible with fundamental European freedoms. An Orban spokeswoman declined to say what Orban had told the meeting, called to clear the air within the centre-right bloc. EPP President Joseph Daul, whose group has considered in the past suspending Orban's ruling Fidesz party over concerns about its respect for democratic values, said Orban had reassured the party that Hungary would comply with the Commission request. Orban, who in common with other Eastern European leaders is anxious to show voters that they have not swapped half a century of rule from Moscow for diktat from Brussels, defended himself in the European Parliament on Wednesday. He condemned his former ally in opposing Communist control in Hungary, Hungarian-born U.S. financier George Soros, as a "speculator". The Soros-backed Central European University in Budapest has said the new law is aimed at closing it down as part of a plan to discourage liberal thought. "The measures in Budapest are not acceptable. Academic freedom must be guaranteed," Manfred Weber, the EPP's leader in the European Parliament, said after Saturday's meeting. "So after this discussion the ball is in (Orban's) court. If he reacts properly, then he is a team player. If not, there will be consequences." Poland also faces complaints from the EU executive that it is breaching standards which others see as fundamental to the idea of the European Union and defying the bloc's rules. -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-30
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    Hollande urges French: vote Macron for sake of France and Europe French President Francois Hollande leaves after his last summit presser after the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande urged the French on Saturday to choose centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-right opponent Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election, telling voters it was their duty to Europe as well as France. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980909-hollande-urges-french-vote-macron-for-sake-of-france-and-europe/
  10. Hollande urges French: vote Macron for sake of France and Europe French President Francois Hollande leaves after his last summit presser after the EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande urged the French on Saturday to choose centrist Emmanuel Macron over far-right opponent Marine Le Pen in the second round of the presidential election, telling voters it was their duty to Europe as well as France. Hollande had previously said he would vote for his former economy minister but had not given voting instructions. Polls show Macron winning on May 7 with about 59-60 percent, but the momentum has been with Le Pen, who has clawed back about five percentage points over the past week. Le Pen on Saturday chose defeated first-round candidate Nicolas Dupont-Aignan as her chosen prime minister if she were to be elected, a bid to attract his voters. "One has to take the ballot paper, the Macron one, and consider it as the ballot that will prevent (the country) from the far right," Hollande said on the sidelines of a European Union summit devoted to Brexit. Voters had a responsibility towards Europe as well as France, he said, a reference to Le Pen's anti-EU stance. "The consequences would be high if France were to turn away from Europe. The choice of the French people is a choice for France but also for the European Union." -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-30
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    Britain gears up for negotiations of a "lifetime" after EU outlines Brexit stance Britain's Secretary of State for leaving the EU David Davis arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's minister for leaving the European Union said on Saturday the country was gearing up for the most complex negotiations "in our lifetimes" after the European Union outlined its tough approach to Brexit talks. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980908-britain-gears-up-for-negotiations-of-a-lifetime-after-eu-outlines-brexit-stance/
  12. Britain gears up for negotiations of a "lifetime" after EU outlines Brexit stance Britain's Secretary of State for leaving the EU David Davis arrives at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's minister for leaving the European Union said on Saturday the country was gearing up for the most complex negotiations "in our lifetimes" after the European Union outlined its tough approach to Brexit talks. Earlier in the day EU leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. And while British Prime Minister Theresa May dined with EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday in a bid to warm ties before talks start, David Davis, the minister responsible for Brexit, said negotiations would be hard. "Both sides are clear - we want these negotiations to be conducted in the spirit of goodwill, sincere cooperation and with the aim of establishing a close partnership between the UK and the EU going forward," Davis said in a statement in response to the EU's Brexit guidelines. "But there is no doubt that these negotiations are the most complex the UK has faced in our lifetimes. They will be tough and, at times even confrontational." Davis added that there were people in Europe who opposed the aims of the talks, and "people at home trying to undermine them." Britain is set for a national election on June 8 as Prime Minister May seeks to strengthen her hand domestically before beginning negotiations with the EU. May started the formal process of leaving the EU at the end of March, starting a countdown of two years for the terms of departure to be agreed. -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-30
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    Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone By Lacey Johnson and Ian Simpson U.S. President Donald Trump walks along the Rose Garden as he returns from a day trip to Atlanta on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop climate change championed by his predecessor. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980907-environmental-protesters-return-to-washington-as-trump-passes-milestone/
  14. Environmental protesters return to Washington as Trump passes milestone By Lacey Johnson and Ian Simpson U.S. President Donald Trump walks along the Rose Garden as he returns from a day trip to Atlanta on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/Files WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Protesters marched in Washington on a second consecutive Saturday to challenge President Donald Trump's stance on the environment and call on him to stand by policies to stop climate change championed by his predecessor. Thousands of people gathered for the afternoon march from the lawn of the U.S. Capitol to the White House, an event that coincides with the completion of Trump's first 100 days in office and the end of the traditional "honeymoon" period for a new president. The Peoples Climate March, which drew about 15,000 people, according to an estimate by a Reuters reporter, rivaled last weekend's March for Science in size. Protesters sounded many of the same themes at both events. Carrying signs emblazoned with slogans such as "Imagine a world free a climate change," and "Planet over profits," demonstrators on Saturday said they were angered by the prospect of Trump carrying through on his vow to roll back protections put in place by his predecessors. "We're going to rise up and let them know that we're sick and tired of seeing our children die of asthma," said Rev. Leo Woodberry of Florence, S.C., who spoke during a press conference before the march. "We're sick and tired of seeing people with cancer because of coal ash ponds. We're sick and tired of seeing sea-level rise." Trump's administration is considering withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, which more than 190 countries including the United States signed in hopes of curbing global warming. Trump has also proposed deep cuts for the Environmental Protection Agency. In his campaign, Trump called climate change a hoax. Last month he kept a promise to the coal industry by undoing climate-change rules put in place by his predecessor, Democrat Barack Obama. Tom McGettrick, 57, an electrical engineer who drove up from the Florida Keys to attend the march, said his main concern is the weakening of the EPA. "Forty years of environmental protection has done wonders for the environment, especially in the Midwest," said McGettrick, who spent most of his life in Michigan. "When I was a teenager and went to Lake Erie, it was one of the most polluted bodies of water in the country," he said. "Now when you go to Lake Erie it's really beautiful." The Washington event, which coincided with Trump's 100-day milestone, follows an exclusive interview with Reuters in which the president reflected wistfully at his life as a billionaire real estate developer that he left behind after his Jan. 20 inauguration. "This is more work than in my previous life," Trump told Reuters. "I thought it would be easier." Saturday's march was part of an effort to build support for candidates with strong environmental records in the run-up to next year's midterm elections and the 2020 presidential race, organizers said. "We're using this as a tactic to advance the strategy of building enough power to win on climate over the course of the long haul," said Paul Getsos, national coordinator for the Peoples Climate Movement. Sponsors of Saturday's events include labor unions, the Sierra Club and civil rights groups. As a side theme, marchers will protest Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants and other issues championed by the maverick Republican billionaire. Since Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, there have been national protests focused on issues ranging from abortion rights to immigration and science policy. Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a libertarian think tank, said the march would have little impact on the administration. "The real decisions are made in this country in elections, and we have now a president and a House and a Senate that are determined to pursue a pro-energy agenda," he said by telephone. Environmental activists believe public opinion is on their side. A Gallup poll this month showed 59 percent of Americans agreed environmental protection should take priority over increased U.S. energy production. Trump representatives had no immediate comment on the protest. Dozens of "sister" marches are planned for other North America locales, from Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, to Dutch Harbor in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. Overseas, about three dozen events range from a protest in Vienna to a tree-planting event in Zambia. -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-04-30
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    Russians, in peaceful protest, call for Putin to quit By Andrew Osborn and Svetlana Reiter Interior Ministry officers detain a participant of an opposition protest, calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin not to run for another presidential term next year, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 29, 2017. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Several hundred Russians lined up in central Moscow on Saturday under the gaze of riot police to hand over handwritten appeals for President Vladimir Putin to quit, as similar protests took place in other cities. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/980905-russians-in-peaceful-protest-call-for-putin-to-quit/