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Chula forges into the digital future

By Phatarawadee Phataranawik 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Chulalongkorn University Chula forges into the digital future. Photo courtesy of UDDC

 

“Chula is now 101 years old and we need to adjust in order to compete with international institutions,” says the director of Chulalongkorn University’s Urban Design and Development Centre.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072168-chula-forges-into-the-digital-future/

 

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No place like Haoma

By Khetsirin Pholdhampalit 
The Nation Weekend

 

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Haoma takes a sustainable approach to “progressive” cuisine with its farm-to-table meals.

 

The ecology-minded Bangkok restaurant grows its own veggies and fish – in fact they help grow each other

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072170-no-place-like-haoma/

 

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SPECIAL REPORT: Changing the behaviour of society can help end wildlife trafficking

By PIYAPORN WONGRUANG 
THE NATION WEEKEND

 

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Actor Pong Nawat in Celebrate with no shark fins campaign. Photos courtesy of WildAid.

 

The newly-wed couple is about to cut their wedding cake and share it with their guests, when it suddenly transforms into a live shark. The couple then slices off its fins, which spill into the guests’ soup bowls.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072171-special-report-changing-the-behaviour-of-society-can-help-end-wildlife-trafficking/

 

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N.Y. federal prosecutors seek prison for former Trump lawyer Cohen

By Brendan Pierson

 

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Court House in lower Manhattan, New York City, U.S. August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

 

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in Manhattan on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial term of imprisonment" for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072172-ny-federal-prosecutors-seek-prison-for-former-trump-lawyer-cohen/

 

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Colombian ex President Betancur, who sought peace with rebels, dies

By Helen Murphy

 

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FILE PHOTO: Colombia's former president Belisario Betancur speaks to the media beside Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim (not pictured) during a news conference after attending the annual meeting of the Circulo de Montevideo Foundation, at Soumaya museum in Mexico City, Mexico November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

 

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Former Colombian President Belisario Betancur, who attempted to broker peace with leftist rebels during his administration, died on Friday at the age of 95, the Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota hospital said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072173-colombian-ex-president-betancur-who-sought-peace-with-rebels-dies/

 

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Trump picks attorney general and UN envoy in fresh staff shake-up

By Steve Holland and Phil Stewart

 

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FILE PHOTO: Spokesperson Heather Nauert (L) listens while US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with reporters in his plane while flying from Panama to Mexico October 18, 2018. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In another senior staff shake-up inside his often turbulent administration, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he has picked the two people he wants to be the next U.S. attorney general and the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072174-trump-picks-attorney-general-and-un-envoy-in-fresh-staff-shake-up/

 

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Merkel protege Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader

By Paul Carrel and Madeline Chambers

 

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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

 

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072176-merkel-protege-kramp-karrenbauer-succeeds-her-as-german-cdu-leader/

 

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U.S. seeks extradition of Huawei CFO over Iran links, court hears

By Julie Gordon and Steve Stecklow

 

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was arrested on an extradition warrant, appears at her B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing in a drawing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jane Wolsak

 

VANCOUVER/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors want to extradite a top executive of China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] to face accusations she covered up links to a company that sold equipment to Iran despite U.S. sanctions, a Vancouver court heard on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072177-us-seeks-extradition-of-huawei-cfo-over-iran-links-court-hears/

 

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White nationalist convicted of murdering counterprotester in Charlottesville, Virginia

By Gary Robertson

 

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FILE PHOTO: James Alex Fields Jr., attends the "Unite the Right" rally in Emancipation Park, before being arrested by police and charged with charged with one count of second degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding and one count of failing to stop at an accident that resulted in a death after police say he drove a car into a crowd of counter-protesters later in the afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S., August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Eze Amos/File Photo

 

Charlottesville, Va. (Reuters) - A white nationalist who drove his car into a crowd protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year, killing one of the counterdemonstrators, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder and nine other counts.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072178-white-nationalist-convicted-of-murdering-counterprotester-in-charlottesville-virginia/

 

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Twelve dead in bank robbery shootout in Brazil

 

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Twelve people including six hostages were killed on Friday in a shootout between police and bank robbers attempting to blow up ATMs at two banks in a small town in northeastern Brazil, authorities said.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072180-twelve-dead-in-bank-robbery-shootout-in-brazil/

 

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Stokes and Hales fined but free to play for England

 

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Cricket - England v Sri Lanka, Third Test - Colombo, Sri Lanka - November 24, 2018. England's Ben Stokes celebrates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews (not pictured). REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

 

LONDON (Reuters) - Cricketers Ben Stokes and Alex Hales were fined on Friday for their involvement in a nightclub altercation but were cleared to play for England after match bans were either suspended or declared served.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072181-stokes-and-hales-fined-but-free-to-play-for-england/

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Thailand holds Cambodian critic over sex-trafficking film, wife says

By Prak Chan Thul

 

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - A Cambodian labour activist faces deportation home from Thailand over his role in making a sex-trafficking documentary that angered the southeast Asian nation's government, which dismissed it as fake, his wife said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1072182-thailand-holds-cambodian-critic-over-sex-trafficking-film-wife-says/

 

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