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Britain says Trump's position shifting on Russia

By David Mardiste

REUTERS

 

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Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon speaks during the official ceremony welcoming the deployment of a multi-national NATO battalion in Tapa, Estonia, April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

 

TAPA, Estonia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is shifting its stance on Russia and now sees Moscow as a competitor, Britain's defence minister said on Thursday during a trip to the Baltic states designed to underline NATO's new deterrent forces.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979492-britain-says-trumps-position-shifting-on-russia/

 

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Pakistan Supreme Court rejects call to disqualify Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

By Syed Raza Hassan and Saad Sayeed

REUTERS

 

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FILE PHOTO: Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attens the Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad, Pakistan March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File Photo

 

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but it ordered further investigations.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979493-pakistan-supreme-court-rejects-call-to-disqualify-prime-minister-nawaz-sharif/

 

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Bangkok bans its street food leaving foodies fed up, vendors in a pickle

REUTERS

 

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People queue to buy their lunch at a street food shop in Bangkok,Thailand April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Authorities in Thailand's capital are banishing its world-famous street-food vendors as part of a clean-up drive by the military government, outraging foodies and threatening the livelihoods of the road-side cooks.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979494-bangkok-bans-its-street-food-leaving-foodies-fed-up-vendors-in-a-pickle/

 

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U.S. sees increased activity by Chinese bomber aircraft - officials

REUTERS

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is aware of a higher-than-usual level of activity by Chinese bomber planes, signalling a possible heightened state of readiness, U.S. officials told Reuters on Thursday, but downplayed concerns and left open a range of possible reasons.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979495-us-sees-increased-activity-by-chinese-bomber-aircraft-officials/

 

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Trump says only role for U.S. in Libya is defeating Islamic State

REUTERS

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not see a role for the United States in Libya apart from defeating Islamic State militants.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979496-trump-says-only-role-for-us-in-libya-is-defeating-islamic-state/

 

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Experts say automated accounts sharing fake news ahead of French election

By Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn

REUTERS

 

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A man looks at campaign posters of the 11th candidates who run in the 2017 French presidential election in Enghien-les-Bains, near Paris, France April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

 

(Reuters) - French voters are being deluged with false stories on social media ahead of the country's presidential election, though the onslaught of "junk news" is not as severe as that during last year's U.S. presidential campaign, according to a study by Oxford University researchers.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979497-experts-say-automated-accounts-sharing-fake-news-ahead-of-french-election/

 

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Google is about to do the unthinkable and add its own ad blocker to Chrome

BY JONATHAN FAIRFIELD

 

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Google is planning to add its own ad blocker to its popular Chrome web browser, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/google-is-about-to-do-the-unthinkable-and-add-its-own-ad-blocker-to-chrome/21127/

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Is Bangkok really banning street food?

CNN staff

 

Fears that Bangkok plans to ban all street food sparked global outrage this week.

 

(CNN)When news broke this week that Bangkok was reportedly planning to clear the streets of its beloved street food vendors, outrage broke out among fans of the city's famously cheap eats as the story racked up global headlines.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979494-bangkok-bans-its-street-food-leaving-foodies-fed-up-vendors-in-a-pickle/?do=findComment&comment=11816888

 

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Video: What a waste of money! Thai boxer banned from Japan for incompetence!

 

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BANGKOK: -- A Thai boxer has been banned by the Japan Boxing Commission after a performance that looked more like swimming than fighting.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979504-video-what-a-waste-of-money-thai-boxer-banned-from-japan-for-incompetence/

 

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Phuket boy, 15, and mum survive motorbike slam into back of 10-wheeler

Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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Rescue workers arrived to find Andaman, 15, and his mum Ms Prapa, 42 – and their motorbike – all jammed under the truck. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub

 

PHUKET: -- A 15-year-old youth and his mother escaped serious injury earlier today (April 20) after the youth fell asleep while driving the motorbike, which slammed into the back of a 10-wheeled truck parked by the side of the road.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979510-phuket-boy-15-and-mum-survive-motorbike-slam-into-back-of-10-wheeler/

 

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Phuket Governor urges officials to lead by example

The Phuket News

 

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Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong. Photo: PR Dept

 

PHUKET: -- Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong today urged all government officials to work earnestly and avoid trouble, thus setting a good example to the general public.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979512-phuket-governor-urges-officials-to-lead-by-example/

 

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Top Suphanburi figure expected to be arrested in "sex with 14 year old case"

 

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SUPHANBURI: -- A top figure in the province of Suphanburi is expected to be under arrest soon in the case of a 14 year old girl supplied for sex.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979515-top-suphanburi-figure-expected-to-be-arrested-in-sex-with-14-year-old-case/

 

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Songkran groping video: Not confirmed as Pattaya, says station chief

 

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PATTAYA: -- The chief of police in Pattaya said that no action would be taken until the female victim shown in a lecherous video makes a complaint.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979517-songkran-groping-video-not-confirmed-as-pattaya-says-station-chief/

 

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NLA pushes through Royal Administration Act in confidential meeting
By Kasamakorn Chanwanpen
The Nation

 

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BANGKOK: -- The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) passed in a confidential meeting on Thursday three consecutive readings of an act on the regulation of the royal administration proposed by the Cabinet.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979518-nla-pushes-through-royal-administration-act-in-confidential-meeting/

 

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Le Pen loses ground to Macron in French election race - poll

 

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Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche !, or Onwards !, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election, attends a campaign political rally in Paris, France, April 17, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/Files

 

PARIS (Reuters) - French centrist Emmanuel Macron is set to come out on top in the first round of France's presidential election on Sunday as far right leader Marine Le Pen fell further behind him in an Elabe poll published on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979519-le-pen-loses-ground-to-macron-in-french-election-race-poll/

 

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Thai Embassy issues travel advisory after attack in Paris
By The Nation

 

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French Police officers after a shooting near the Champs Elysees in Paris, France, 20 April 2017. EPA

 

PARIS: -- The Royal Thai Embassy in Paris has issued a travel advisory for Thais living and wanting to travel to Paris and nearby places in France after an attack at Paris’ famed Champs Elysees on Thursday night.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979521-thai-embassy-issues-travel-advisory-after-attack-in-paris/

 

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Colas, cigarettes: North Korea airline diversifies as threats mount of sanctions

By Sue-Lin Wong and James Pearson

REUTERS

 

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Air Koryo planes are parked at the airport in Pyongyang, North Korea April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

 

PYONGYANG/SEOUL (Reuters) - Even after disembarking from North Korea's Air Koryo plane at Pyongyang airport, it's difficult to miss the airline's brand. The Air Koryo conglomerate makes cigarettes and fizzy drinks, besides owning a taxi fleet and petrol stations - and all have the same flying crane logo as the carrier.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/979522-colas-cigarettes-north-korea-airline-diversifies-as-threats-mount-of-sanctions/

 

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