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U.S. to ban some airline passengers from carrying larger electronics

By David Shepardson and Mark Hosenball

REUTERS

 

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Passengers make their way in a security checkpoint at the International JFK airport in New York October 11, 2014. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are planning to ban passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound foreign airline flights from carrying into the cabin larger electronic devices in response to an unspecified terrorism threat, U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974524-us-to-ban-some-airline-passengers-from-carrying-larger-electronics/

 

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Democrats raise doubts about Trump's high court nominee Gorsuch

By Lawrence Hurley and Andrew Chung

REUTERS

 

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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch arrives to meet with Senator Al Franken (D-MN) at his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. on March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, on Monday emphasized the need for judicial independence even as Trump castigates jurists who have ruled against him, while Democrats questioned whether he would rule against abortion rights and gun control while favouring corporations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974526-democrats-raise-doubts-about-trumps-high-court-nominee-gorsuch/

 

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Britain's May to launch EU divorce proceedings on March 29

By William James, Elizabeth Piper and Gabriela Baczynska

REUTERS

 

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May signs a Swansea City deal during a meeting at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ben Birchall/Pool

 

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Britain's divorce proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of negotiations that will reshape the future of the country and Europe.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974527-britains-may-to-launch-eu-divorce-proceedings-on-march-29/

 

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FBI head confirms Russia election probe, says Moscow backed Trump

By Patricia Zengerle and Warren Strobel

REUTERS
 

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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally at Municipal Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FBI Director James Comey on Monday confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating possible ties between Republican Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia as Moscow sought to influence the 2016 U.S. election.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974529-fbi head-confirms-russia-election-probe-says-moscow-backed-trump/

 

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Iraqi leader thanks Trump for removing Iraq from travel ban list

By Steve Holland

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi thanked U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday for removing Iraq from a travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority countries and said he sought stronger cooperation in fighting Islamic State militants.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/974530-iraqi-leader-thanks-trump-for-removing-iraq-from-travel-ban-list/

 

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

     

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

     

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

     

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