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Brazil plea-bargain testimony says president took $4.6 million in bribes

By Brad Brooks and Lisandra Paraguassu

 

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Brazil's President Michel Temer speaks at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

 

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top court released plea-bargain testimony on Friday accusing President Michel Temer and his two predecessors of receiving millions of dollars in bribes, the most damaging development yet in a historic political corruption probe.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984005-brazil-plea-bargain-testimony-says-president-took-46-million-in-bribes/

 

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Seeking a new narrative, Trump heads to Middle East and Europe

By Jeff Mason

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump depart the White House to embark on a trip to the Middle East and Europe, in Washington, U.S., May 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump left for Saudi Arabia on Friday on the first leg of a trip that the White House hopes will shift attention away from the political firestorm triggered by his firing last week of former FBI Director James Comey.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984006-seeking-a-new-narrative-trump-heads-to-middle-east-and-europe/

 

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Iran counts votes after big turnout in presidential election

By Parisa Hafezi and Babak Dehghanpisheh

 

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Millions of Iranians have voted in the country's unexpectedly tight election which pits President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far. Kate King reports.

 

DUBAI/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Vote counting began in Iran on Saturday after a high turnout in an unexpectedly tight presidential election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984007-iran-counts-votes-after-big-turnout-in-presidential-election/

 

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Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify to Senate panel in public session

 

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FILE PHOTO: A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool, Gary Cameron/File Photo

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election, has agreed to testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984010-ex-fbi-chief-comey-to-testify-to-senate-panel-in-public-session/

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I bought sex, politician admits

By THE NATION

 

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Deputy national police chief Srivara Ransibrahmanakul, left, talks to Chuchat Poungchin, black shirt, second right, a member of the Tambon Ban Mai Admini-strative Organisation arrested yesterday for allegedly buying sex from a minor.

 

Confession by Ban Mai politician is latest twist in Mae Hong Son underage prostitution case.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984012-i-bought-sex-politician-admits/

 

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River overflows in Loei after huge downpours, floods also in Chiang Mai

By THE NATION

 

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THE Loei River burst its banks in the northeastern province on Thursday night, inundating communities in Muang district. About 1,000 families were affected and 10 schools closed.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984013-river-overflows-in-loei-after-huge-downpours-floods-also-in-chiang-mai/

 

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WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

BY REUTERS 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry “ransomware” attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain’s National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/wannacry-attack-is-good-business-for-cyber-security-firms/21779/

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Altercation on the MRT as Thai man tells foreign tourist to “go back your <deleted> country”

 

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Video footage captures the moment a Thai man tells a foreign tourist to "go back your <deleted> country" during an argument in a busy MRT carriage in Bangkok.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984028-altercation-on-the-mrt-as-thai-man-tells-foreign-tourist-to-“go-back-your-f’ing-country”/

 

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French researchers find way to unlock WannaCry without ransom

BY REUTERS

 

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – French researchers said on Friday they had found a last-chance way for technicians to save Windows files encrypted by WannaCry, racing against a deadline as the ransomware threatens to start locking up victims’ computers first infected a week ago.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/french-researchers-find-way-to-unlock-wannacry-without-ransom/21777/

 

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Bt20 bn drive to connect all villages

By JIRAPAN BOONNOON

THE NATION

 

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Pichet Durongkaveroj, left, minister of digital economy and society, and Suthichai Yoon, co-founder of Nation Multimedia Group, speak at the "Digital Trends Summit" held yesterday by NOW26 and Krungthep Turakij newspaper.

 

THE DIGITAL ECONOMY and Society (DE) Ministry says more than Bt20 billion is being spent to ensure that every village in the country has access to broadband Internet by the end of next year. It also plans to see 500,000 jobs in the digital workforce developed within five years.

 

Full story: http://tech.thaivisa.com/bt20-bn-drive-to-connect-all-villages/21781/

 

 

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Tycoon Pradit denies any link to Dhammakaya, despite land deals

By THE NATION

 

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BUSINESS TYCOON and former politician Pradit Phataraprasit has denied any involvement in alleged conspiracy, money-laundering and embezzlement in connection with the Dhammakaya Temple, even though he admitted to having bought two plots of land related to the scandal-hit temple.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984030-tycoon-pradit-denies-any-link-to-dhammakaya-despite-land-deals/

 

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TCG expects to back Bt86 bn

By SOMLUCK SRIMALEE
THE NATION

 

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SMEs in Nan province yesterday meet with TCG staff to ask about how to get loan guarantees.

 

THE THAI Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) is confident of guaranteeing Bt86 billion worth of loans to small and medium-sized enterprises this year thanks to banks’ reduction of lending rates for SMEs and two government programmes backing Bt35 billion worth of loans to SMEs.

 

Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/984036-tcg-expects-to-back-bt86-bn/

 

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