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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 9th July 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Monday 9th July 2012THAILAND
Bangkok Post – Military withdrawal
Cambodia is pulling its troops out of Preah Vihear temple and the DMZ set last year by the International Court of Justice, to make a point at the start of a week of foreign ministers’ meetings in Phnom Penh.

Bangkok Post – Competition looms
Myanmar is heading into headlong development of tourism, and the Thai industry is worried about losing some of its regional prestige.

The Nation – Unclear airport policy taking a toll
The government’s indecision over whether Bangkok should have one or two airports has caused vast economic losses for the country, longer waits in the air for passengers, and possibly unfair treatment for rival airlines providing services at the old Don Mueang Airport.

The Nation – Chavalit: Govt restraint, court prudence needed
Former prime minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has urged the government to stop pushing for charter amendments and enactment of the reconciliation laws for now.

Bangkok Post – Killing tradition
The Laem Chabang port must be expanded, which is good for business – except the 200 families who guard the cultural way of life of fishermen.

Bangkok Post – Pheu Thai vows to respect charter bill ruling
The ruling Pheu Thai Party says it will respect the Constitution Court’s verdict on the government-sponsored charter amendment bill whichever way it goes.

The Nation – DSI politicising Samui land issue, says Tan Thaugsuban
Tan Thaugsuban, son of Democrat Party secretarygeneral Suthep, insisted yesterday that his five land plots on Samui Island were acquired lawfully and were located outside reserved areas as he made his first statement responding to land encroachment charges brought against him by the Department of Special Investigation.

Bangkok Post – Wen warns economy under pressure
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said Sunday that the country’s economy faces downward pressure as he called for more aggressive moves to keep growth on track, state media reported.

news.com.au – NZ Vodafone admits misleading customers
Telco giant Vodafone has admitted charges that it misled customers in New Zealand by making false statements in promotions.

news.com.au – Apple faces new legal challenge in China
A Chinese technology firm has filed a legal challenge accusing US giant Apple of infringing its patented voice recognition software with its Siri function on the iPhone, the company says.

bbc.co.uk – Disney highlights in N Korea show
Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters show up on stage in North Korea in a concert for leader Kim Jong-un, raising eyebrows at the unusual move.

bbc.co.uk – Coalition faces showdown on Lords
A two-day debate on House of Lords reform begins later, with the government facing a rebellion by up to 100 Conservative MPs over its plans.

bbc.co.uk – Murray denied by majestic Federer
Andy Murray’s Wimbledon dream is ended by Roger Federer as the Swiss seals a record-equalling seventh title with a four-set win.

news.com.au – Sunshine ‘unlikely’ for London Olympics
Sunny weather in London is “very unlikely” during the Olympic Games later this month, forecasters say after the wettest June on record in Britain.

bbc.co.uk – John Terry race trial to begin
Chelsea and England defender John Terry is due to stand trial later today charged with racially abusing QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

bbc.co.uk – UK ‘falls behind’ in news access
People in the UK consume less news than those in the US and some European countries, according to a study.

bbc.co.uk – Egypt president reinstates MPs
Egyptian leader Mohammed Mursi overturns an order dissolving parliament, in a move likely to anger military chiefs.

bbc.co.uk – Putin orders flood deaths inquiry
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders an inquiry into whether enough was done to prevent mass deaths in the southern flood-hit Krasnodar region.

news.com.au – ‘Merkel must explain euro crisis better’
Germany’s president has callled on Chancellor Angela Merkel to explain Europe’s efforts at tackling the euro crisis better.

bbc.co.uk – Syria envoy ready for Assad talks
UN envoy Kofi Annan will hold talks with Syria’s President Assad, as peace efforts shift from bringing about a truce to fostering political dialogue.

bbc.co.uk – US heatwave leaves dozens dead
At least 42 people die over several days, as a heatwave brings record-breaking temperatures to swathes of the central and eastern US.

bbc.co.uk – Thousands face FBI net shut off
More than 300,000 people worldwide, including many in the US and UK, could lose internet access as the FBI shuts off servers used by cyber thieves.

news.com.au – US court lifts Samsung phone ban
A US appeals court has given Samsung a temporary reprieve on the sale of its Galaxy Nexus 7 smartphones.

news.com.au – Spidey swings back into action in US
Spider-Man has spun a $US65 million ($A63.40 million) opening weekend and $US140 million in his first six days at US theatres.

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