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Turkish man found dead in Koh Chang hotel room - no suspicious circumstances, say police.

 

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Police on Koh Chang were called to the Arunee Resort on White Sand beach after cleaners noticed a foul smell emanating from a locked room.
 

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Trump says White House to issue letter on Democratic Russia memo

By Ayesha Rascoe

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 9, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday the White House would soon release a letter regarding the possible release of a classified memo written by Democrats to rebut a Republican document claiming FBI and Justice Department bias against him in the federal probe of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024377-trump-says-white-house-to-issue-letter-on-democratic-russia-memo/

 

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EU's Barnier warns Britain post-Brexit transition 'not a given'

By Gabriela Baczynska and Robert-Jan Bartunek

 

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En la imagen, el negociador jefe del Brexit para la UE, Michel Barnier, en una rueda de prensa en Bruselas, el 9 de febrero de 2018. REUTERS/François Lenoir

 

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A post-Brexit transition is "not a given", Michel Barnier warned Britain on Friday, saying London had "substantial" objections to the European Union's offer and that parts of it were not up for negotiation.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024378-eus-barnier-warns-britain-post-brexit-transition-not-a-given/

 

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Trump taps U.S. Pacific Commander Harris as ambassador to Australia

 

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U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris Jr, head of the Pacific Command, attends at a Fullerton Lecture on "Challenges, Opportunities and Innovation in the Indo-Asia-Pacific", in Singapore October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Edgar Su

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday named U.S. Pacific Commander Admiral Harry Harris, who is known for his hawkish views on China's military expansion, as his pick to serve as the American ambassador to Australia, the White House said in a statement.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024379-trump-taps-us-pacific-commander-harris-as-ambassador-to-australia/

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Trump signs deal to end brief government shutdown, boost U.S. spending

By David Morgan, Amanda Becker and Richard Cowan

 

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People walk by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A brief U.S. government shutdown ended on Friday after Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law a wide-ranging deal expected to push budget deficits into the $1 trillion-a-year zone.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024380-trump-signs-deal-to-end-brief-government-shutdown-boost-us-spending/

 

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Trump wishes disgraced aide well after domestic abuse allegations

By Steve Holland and Ayesha Rascoe

 

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FILE PHOTO - White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter (L) reminds U.S. President Donald Trump he had a bill to sign after he departed quickly following remarks at his golf estate in Bedminster, New Jersey U.S., August 12, 2017. Picture taken August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday praised White House aide Rob Porter, who resigned this week after allegations that he abused two former wives, and stressed that Porter has maintained his innocence.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024382-trump-wishes-disgraced-aide-well-after-domestic-abuse-allegations/

 

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Colombia's FARC temporarily suspend campaign amid angry protests

 

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Colombia's FARC leader and presidential candidate Rodrigo Londono, also known as Timochenko, speaks during a presentation in Bogota, Colombia January 27, 2018. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga

 

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's former FARC rebel group, now a political party, on Friday temporarily suspended its presidential and legislative election campaigns due to security concerns after angry protests disrupted their campaign stops.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024383-colombias-farc-temporarily-suspend-campaign-amid-angry-protests/

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Second asteroid in a week to pass close to Earth on Friday

Reuters

 

(Reuters) - A recently discovered asteroid was due to zip within 39,000 thousand miles (64,000 km) of Earth on Friday, marking the second space rock to pass within the orbit of the moon this week, according to NASA scientists.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024384-second-asteroid-in-a-week-to-pass-close-to-earth-on-friday/

 

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Awkward diplomacy on show as 'peace' Games begin

By James Pearson and Hyunjoo Jin

 

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Hwang Chung Gum and Won Yunjong of Korea. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

 

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Winter Olympics sparked to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea on Friday, though the diplomacy was tougher to choreograph in the stadium where leaders from nations that are sworn enemies sat close together.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024385-awkward-diplomacy-on-show-as-peace-games-begin/

 

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Wanted activists vow to attend pro-election rally

By WASAMON AUDJARINT 
JESSADA CHANTHARARAK 
THE NATION

 

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FOUR DEFIANT activists are determined to show up at a pro-election assembly this afternoon despite already being sought on charges that could ultimately land them in jail for up to seven years.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024387-wanted-activists-vow-to-attend-pro-election-rally/

 

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EEC plans ‘must protect against pollution, job loss’

By WICHIT CHAITRONG 
THE NATION

 

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ACTIVISTS and academics are preparing to take legal action against the government’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) amid concerns over its impact on local people’s rights and on further aggravating pollution.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024388-eec-plans-‘must-protect-against-pollution-job-loss’/

 

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Thung Yai sanctuary chief files complaint against Premchai for attempted bribery

By The Nation

 

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Premchai Karnasuta

 

CHIEF FOREST RANGER Wichian Chinwong has filed a bribery complaint against the president of Italian-Thai Development Plc (ITD), Premchai Karnasuta, who is accused along with three companions of poaching and possessing wildlife at the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024389-thung-yai-sanctuary-chief-files-complaint-against-premchai-for-attempted-bribery/

 

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PM rolls out ‘Thai Niyom’ scheme

By PRATCH RUJIVANAROM 
THE NATION

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha addresses local authority executive officers at a policy briefing conference at Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday.

 

HUNDREDS OF OFFICIALS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY GATHER FOR INSTRUCTIONS AS PRAYUT DENIES BT100-BN PROGRAMME IS A POPULIST CAMPAIGN DESIGNED TO KEEP JUNTA IN POWER

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024390-pm-rolls-out-‘thai-niyom’-scheme/

 

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NLA urged to probe former police chief

By THE NATION

 

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Pol General Somyot Pumpanmuang

 

A FORMER Democrat MP yesterday asked the National Legislative Assembly (NLA) to probe a retired national police commissioner who recently admitted borrowing Bt300 million from a wanted brothel owner and doing police work as a sideline.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1024391-nla-urged-to-probe-former-police-chief/

 

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