Bangkok Post – ‘Our reputation tainted’
World’s highest airport tower, sure – but the world-record radar breakdown Thursday was catastrophic, causing diversion and delays of flights and a huge drop in global confidence that Suvarnabhumi can be a regional air hub.
Bangkok Post – PM: ‘Up to them’
Nasa may have a deadline, but Thailand has its own priorities, and three government bodies have to consider the U-tapao request before a decision.
Bangkok Post – SET, baht down on gloomy news
Thai shares continued to fall on Friday along with global stock and commodities indices as persistently negative factors are heightening fears of a sharper global downturn.
The Nation – Court postpones verdict on teen driver
The Central Juvenile and Family Court yesterday postponed its ruling on the fate of the 18 year old girl, who was involved in the December 27, 2010 accident on Bangkok’s Don Muang tollway.
The Nation – Chalerm vows to get rid of mafias in tourism businesses
Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yoobamrung said yesterday that he would get rid of mafialike gangs in the tourism business within three months.
bbc.co.uk – SF right to meet Queen: Robinson
A meeting between Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness and Queen Elizabeth would be a step forward, Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said.
bbc.co.uk – Flood warnings across northern UK
Torrential rain causes flooding across large areas of northern England and Scotland, with many people forced to leave their homes.
news.com.au – Drivers admit cheating on penalty points
One in ten UK drivers have taken penalty points for someone else or lied to escape a speeding fine, according to a survey.
news.com.au – Rebekah Brooks granted bail
Former Rupert Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks has been granted bail until September as she awaits trial on charges of attempting to cover up evidence of phone hacking.
bbc.co.uk – Egypt protest over military rule
Tens of thousands protest in Cairo after Islamist, secular and youth groups unite to denounce what they call a power grab by Egypt’s ruling military.
bbc.co.uk – Kenya maids barred from Mid-East
Kenya’s government stops its citizens from seeking jobs as domestic workers in the Middle East, saying increasing numbers have been mistreated.
bbc.co.uk – Germany cruise past Greece
Germany produce a dominant display to sweep past a limited Greece side and set up a Euro 2012 semi-final with England or Italy.
bbc.co.uk – Euro’s big four agree growth plan
The leaders of the eurozone’s four biggest nations, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, agree a package to boost economic output by 1%.
news.com.au – George Washington’s book sells for record $10m
A book containing George Washington’s annotated copy of the US Constitution reaches record sale at auction.
news.com.au – Every iPhone accessory you own now obsolete
Speakers, docks and chargers will be useless under Apple’s plan to change the design of the connector for the iPhone 5.