Bangkok Post – Military go-ahead
The Thai military is happy to let Nasa and US forces use U-tapao airbase, says neighbouring countries have no objection – and issue goes to cabinet.
Bangkok Post – Credibility gap
The prime minister won’t believe it, as Democrat stalwart Suthep Thaugsuban insists Thaksin sent three envoys to him – but he won’t identify them.
The Nation – Programmer is first Thai to join software team in US
Software developer Tanin Na Nakorn, 28, is the first Thai to be offered a job with Twitter as a software engineer.
The Nation – Amnesty for Thaksin is root of the political crisis
The struggle between the ruling Pheu Thai Party and the opposition Democrat Party is teetering on the brink of mutual assured destruction.
The Nation – Further fallout seen despite Greek vote: BOT
Local authorities foresee further fallout from the crisis in the euro area on Thailand’s financial market and export sector.
bbc.co.uk – Aung San Suu Kyi begins UK
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is beginning a visit to the UK during which she will address both Houses of Parliament.
news.com.au – Tony Blair thought Gordon Brown was ‘bonkers’
Former British PM thought his successor was “bonkers” and a “malign force” who was “hell-bent” on his destruction.
news.com.au – UK cricketer hit by train dies
Surrey’s Tom Maynard, one of England’s most promising batsmen, has died at the age of 23, the county said today.
bbc.co.uk – Egypt’s army ‘to hand over power’
A declaration granting Egypt’s army broad powers is widely condemned, but military rulers insist they will hand power to an elected president.
bbc.co.uk – Death sentences for Burma murder
Two men have received death sentences for the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman which sparked days of sectarian violence in Burma, lawyers say.
news.com.au – Three dead in Indonesian landslide
THREE people were killed and 10 missing after they were buried in a landslide caused by heavy rain in eastern Indonesia.
bbc.co.uk – G20 alarmed over eurozone crisis
World leaders meeting at a G20 summit in Mexico urge Europe to take all necessary measures to overcome the eurozone debt crisis.
bbc.co.uk – Mladic trial halted after error
The trial of Bosnian Serb Gen Ratko Mladic is indefinitely suspended, the court says, after it emerged not all the evidence was given to the defence.
news.com.au – Prosecutors seek four years’ jail for Berlusconi
Prosecutor says Berlusconi was clearly “heading the chain of command” when the tax evasion is alleged to have taken place.
news.com.au – Conrad Murray pleads for release from jail
Conrad Murray was pleading to be released from jail, claiming that the toll it is taking on his body could mean he dies behind bars.