8:55 am - Tuesday September 27, 2016

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-upThailand
Bangkok Post – Yingluck steps in
Before her speech to an Asean integration forum, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told senior Pheu Thai Party members to back off, delay a parliament vote on constitutional amendment, and avoid what could be a devastating confrontation with the Constitution Court.

Bangkok Post – NBTC issues TV football spat threat
Pay-TV operator TrueVisions and Euro 2012 broadcast rights holder GMM Grammy could face future licensing hurdles as a result of their dispute over televising the football tournament.

Bangkok Post – House okay for Nasa project ‘unnecessary’
The Foreign Ministry said the government’s plan to allow Nasa, the US space agency, to use U-tapao military airport as a base to conduct atmospheric studies will not harm Thai’s sovereignty and there is no need to seek parliament’s approval first.

Bangkok Post – Thailand faces electronic exodus
Thailand risks losing its status as electrical and electronics manufacturing hub in Asean and losing half the sector’s employment, some 100,000 jobs over the next three years, if it doesn’t improve its skilled labour.

bbc.co.uk – Warnings of heavy rain and floods
Heavy rain is continuing to hit parts of England, as flood alerts remain in place and forecasters warn that more wet weather is on the way.

bbc.co.uk – Property market is still stagnant
Houses are taking longer to sell because of the stagnation of the property market, surveyors say.

bbc.co.uk – UN to move staff from Burma state
The UN decides to temporarily relocate non-essential staff in Burma’s Rakhine state, where tensions remain high after deadly unrest.

bbc.co.uk – Tokyo tops expensive cities poll
Tokyo becomes the world’s most expensive city for foreign staff to live in, overtaking the Angolan capital Luanda, according to research.

bbc.co.uk – Fears remain despite Spain deal
Concern remains about eurozone debt, despite the 100bn-euro bailout of Spain’s banks, as borrowing costs for Italy and Spain both rise.

Latin America
bbc.co.uk – Chavez registers for October poll
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez registers to run for a third term in October and leads his biggest rally since he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago.

bbc.co.uk – Giant telescope to be built in Chile
Member states of the European Southern Observatory organisation green-light the project to build the world’s biggest optical telescope.

bbc.co.uk – Colorado wildfire ‘moving fast’
An uncontained wildfire in Colorado has scorched nearly 37,000 acres of land and is moving fast, local officials say.

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