Bangkok Post – The arguments commence
Testimony is under way at last at the Constitution Court, with the first anti-government expert arguing that parliament must put any changes to another referendum, as the judges explained the future of the governing Pheu Thai Party is at stake.
The Nation – Dont’ follow Greece’s hidden-debt path: Ammar
The government’s attempt to hide public debt could lead to a sovereign debt crisis similar to the one Greece faces now, noted economist Ammar Siamwalla has warned.
The Nation – King to visit flood victims, open irrigation projects
His Majesty the King will tomorrow visit victims of last year’s flood in Nonthaburi by boat before heading back to Bangkok to preside over the inauguration of five royally initiated irrigation projects.
Bangkok Post – Another blackout
The TV Pool is warning of a “black screen phenomenon” for the London Olympics for those who expect to watch on their satellite or internet screens.
Bangkok Post – Yingluck responds
The PM says the conversation between Thaksin and the House Speaker has no influence on her government, which takes responsibility for its own actions.
Bangkok Post – Border grab
Myanmar troops have detained hundreds of Thai villagers from Ranong province, claiming the Thais were encroaching on Myanmar with their rubber.
The Nation – Proposed plan for pregnant migrant workers misguided
Non-governmental organisations and the academia yesterday spoke up against the Labour Ministry’s plan to deport migrant workers who get pregnant while in Thailand.
bbc.co.uk – Cuba’s Castro meets China leaders
Cuba’s Raul Castro holds talks with Chinese leaders in Beijing, signing agreements aimed at further deepening ties between the two allies.
news.com.au – Sri Lanka arrests 41 making Australia bid
Police in Sri Lanka have arrested 41 people on suspicion of attempting to migrate illegally by boat to Australia, officials say.
bbc.co.uk – US in China car import tariff row
The United States has complained to the World Trade Organisation about the level of China’s import duties on large-engined US-made cars.
bbc.co.uk – Japan nuclear crisis ‘man-made’
The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant was “a profoundly man-made disaster”, a Japanese parliamentary panel has said in a report.
bbc.co.uk – UK braced for more severe floods
Forecasters are warning of floods in many parts of the UK, with some regions set to suffer a month’s rainfall in 24 hours.
bbc.co.uk – Bank of England pumps £50bn more into economy
The Bank of England has announced it will pump a further £50bn into the UK economy over the next four months through its quantitative easing (QE) programme to try to help the economy.
bbc.co.uk – Schools ‘letting down brightest’
England’s brightest children are being let down by schools, a report for an education charity says.
bbc.co.uk – Premier League to use technology
Goal-line technology could be introduced in the Premier League during the 2012-13 season after Fifa approves two systems.
bbc.co.uk – Nigeria bans Olympic delegation
Nigeria will not be sending a government delegation to the Olympics in London in order to stop the jamborees of the past , the sports minister says.
bbc.co.uk – Somalia faces ‘new hunger crisis’
Poor rains and continuing conflict in Somalia are threatening the recovery from last year’s famine, the charity Save the Children warns.
bbc.co.uk – Arsenal cancel pre-season trip to Nigeria
Arsenal have cancelled their pre-season trip to Nigeria where they were scheduled to play a friendly with the West African country’s national team.
bbc.co.uk – Portugal pay cut unconstitutional
Portugal’s Constitutional Court strikes down a key part of the government’s austerity programme, saying it unfairly targets public sector workers.
bbc.co.uk – ECB cuts eurozone rates to record low of 0.75%
The European Central Bank (ECB) has reduced its key interest rate from 1% to 0.75%, a record low for the eurozone.
bbc.co.uk – Ireland ‘encouraged’ by successful bill auction
The Republic of Ireland, which got an 85bn-euro (£68bn; $106bn) bank bailout in 2010, has returned to the capital markets after a near two-year absence.
bbc.co.uk – Tourists to Spain face extra airport tax
Holidaymakers in Spain this summer are facing a surprise new airport tax imposed by the Spanish government as it tries to balance its books.
news.com.au – Art experts find 100 new Caravaggios
Italian art experts have discovered around 100 drawings and a few paintings by Renaissance master Caravaggio.
bbc.co.uk – Argentina ex-junta leaders jailed
An Argentine court jails ex-junta leaders Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone over the theft of babies from political prisoners under military rule.
bbc.co.uk – Wikileaks releasing ‘Syria files’
Wikileaks begins releasing more than two million emails it dubs the “Syria files”, promising embarrassment for both Syria and its opponents.
bbc.co.uk – Palestinian prosperity ‘hampered’
The economic potential of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, the UK charity Oxfam says.
bbc.co.uk – Republicans reap $100m bonanza
Mitt Romney and the Republicans raise a whopping $100m in June, as Barack Obama launches his first bus tour of the campaign.
bbc.co.uk – Facebook invests in Asia Pacific Gateway underwater internet cable
Facebook has invested in a 10,000km (6,214 mile) Asian undersea cable project.
news.com.au – New legs are a giant step for robot kind
US Scientists say they have made the world’s most advanced pair of biomechanical legs, bringing the goal of human-friendly household robots a bit closer.
news.com.au – Rihanna sues ex-accountants for millions
Rihanna has sued her former accountants in New York, blaming them for tens of millions of dollars in losses from her tours.