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Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Friday 29th June 2012

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up – Friday 29h June 2012THAILAND
Bangkok Post – ‘Listen to the people’
While workers celebrated the 80th anniversary of parliament, government MPs were giving a very cool response to a suggestion by the House speaker that they drop the reconciliation bills until the public can weigh in.

Bangkok Post – B1.6 trillion for infrastructure
The government has announced its plan to forward a bill to parliament requesting to borrow 1.6-2 trillion baht over the next six months for investment in infrastructure projects.

Bangkok Post – Panel needed to cut BoT’s loss
The chairman of the central bank’s board of directors, Virabongsa Ramangkura, has ordered the setting up of a special committee to manage its huge, new accumulated debt, Bank of Thailand assistant governor Charnchai Boonyaritchaisri said on Thursday.

Bangkok Post – Kittiratt affirms export growth this year at 15%
Deputy Prime Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong, the head of the government’s economic team, stood firm on Thursday on his projection that exports would grow by 15 per cent this year.

mcot.net – Thailand negotiates with China for more rubber exports
Thailand’s Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry is seeking to boost the country’s rubber exports to China, a key Thai market, in an attempt to help local rubber growers suffering from falling rubber prices.

The Nation – Nasa calls off weather research project
US agency says delay in getting the necessary approvals from authorities forced cancellation.

The Nation – Thais fight hard but fall to big guns of USA
The USA clinched two wins from two at the World Grand Prix finals yesterday by smashing the challenge of rising Thailand 3-1.

ASIA
bbc.co.uk – China spacecraft returns to Earth
China’s Shenzhou-9 spacecraft returns to Earth with its three crew members following a 13-day mission.

UK
bbc.co.uk – Man killed amid flash flood chaos
A man dies, thousands are without power and roads and rail lines blocked as heavy downpours bring chaos to parts of the UK.

bbc.co.uk – Barclays boss: I will not resign
Barclays boss Bob Diamond says he will not resign and blames a “small number” of staff for rigging the key lending rate between banks.

news.com.au – Memorial remembers brothers in arms
Some 4000 Australians are among the brave airmen honoured by a World War II Bomber Command memorial unveiled by the Queen in London.

AFRICA
bbc.co.uk – Timbuktu on Unesco danger list
Mali’s historical city of Timbuktu is put on the UN cultural agency’s danger list as violence in the country’s north escalates.

EUROPE
bbc.co.uk – Eurozone seeks new growth funds
EU leaders agree in principle on a 120bn-euro growth package for the eurozone, but Italy and Spain are holding out for concessions on debt.

bbc.co.uk – Balotelli double puts Italy in final
Mario Balotelli scores two superb goals as Italy shock Germany to book a Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain in Kiev.

US
bbc.co.uk – US healthcare reform law upheld
A key component of US President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare reform act, called the “individual mandate”, is upheld, the Supreme Court rules.

bbc.co.uk – US attorney general ‘in contempt’
Congress votes for the first time to hold a US attorney general in contempt, after a political battle over a botched gun-running investigation.

bbc.co.uk – Homes destroyed in Colorado fire
Hundreds of homes are razed by wildfire in Colorado’s second biggest city, making it the most destructive blaze in the state’s history, officials say.



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