1:50 pm - Saturday October 1, 2016

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Thailand
Bangkok Post – Thailand got punked?
The president of the Thailand’s Got Talent production firm admits the show’s agents “approached” the topless body artist, but denies she was paid – as a national artist points out the obvious, that it was lousy art.

Bangkok Post – Family: delay autopsy
The relatives of the two dead Canadian sisters are flying to Bangkok and want authorities to wait for the post-mortem – and remove it from Police Hospital.

Bangkok Post – U-tapao put off
The prime minister wants a special committee to look at the US requests to use the airbase, to see if it has to put the matter to parliament for approval.

Bangkok Post – Euro debt crisis to trim exports
19/06/2012 : The government should keep close watch on the financial crisis in Europe because it will certainly affect the Thai export sector, former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij said on Tuesday.

The Nation – Democrats call on Yingluck to explain Four Seasons meeting
The Democrat Party yesterday demanded that Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra come clean on her private meeting with businessmen at the Four Seasons hotel after the Ombudsman said it likely involved a conflict of interest.

The Nation – Govt ‘losing race’ to prevent floods
Following news that many projects had been delayed, the Federation of Thai Industries yesterday urged the government to speed up construction to prevent a repeat of last year’s flood.

UK
bbc.co.uk – PM confronts Argentine president
Prime Minister David Cameron confronts Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez over her country’s continued claim to the Falklands Islands.

bbc.co.uk – England reach Euro 2012 quarter finals
Wayne Rooney is the returning hero as England claim a hard-fought win over Ukraine to top Group D and set up a quarter-final clash with Italy.

Asia
bbc.co.uk – Aung San Suu Kyi ‘wants to lead’
Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi tells the BBC she would like to lead the people – but her struggle for democracy has been worthwhile in itself.

bbc.co.uk – Asian migrants to US surpass Latinos
Asian-Americans now represent the fasting-growing group of immigrants to the United States, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

news.com.au – 58 missing after Indonesia boat accident
FIFTY-eight people are still missing after a wooden boat sank off eastern Indonesia two days ago.

Europe
bbc.co.uk – Renewed push for Greek coalition
Talks between three parties on forming a new coalition government in Greece are set to resume on Wednesday, amid intense international pressure.

US
bbc.co.uk – US reveals ‘modern slavery’ toll
More than 42,000 people were trafficked into prostitution, forced labour or armed conflict or kept in “modern-day slavery” in 2011, a US report says.

news.com.au – Troops who burned Korans face punishment
UP to seven US troops will face non-criminal punishment for burning copies of the Koran at a US base in Afghanistan in February.

 



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