Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

Phuket’s daily morning world news round-upThailand
Bangkok Post – TrueVisions kicks back
The pay-TV operator refuses to pay even the token 20,000 baht daily fine levied by regulators for not carrying Euro 2012 broadcasts, instead filing an appeal that claims it is not at fault in the blackout because it is blocked by GMM Grammy.

Bangkok Post – Yingluck says ‘wait’
The prime minister tells disgruntled Pheu Thai MPs she will press ahead with amendments to the constitution – but now is the wrong time to do it.

Bangkok Post – Fleeing the flood
A Sukhothai city dyke damaged in last year’s floods failed on Tuesday, forcing residents to evacuate as the Yom River rose and soldiers filled sandbags.

The Nation – Police entrance exam cancelled over scandal
Provincial Police Region 3 chief Pol Lt-General Panu Kerdlarppol said yesterday that officials were possibly behind the leakage of police entrance examination papers after a scam was recently uncovered.

UK – Parental contact plans unveiled
Children’s rights to maintain contact with both parents following separation or divorce are to be strengthened under new government proposals. – Young ‘locked out’ of owning home
More than a million young people will be “locked out” of home ownership by 2020, a new report claims.

Asia – Bangladesh rejects Burma refugees
Refugees fleeing unrest in Burma are being turned away by Bangladesh coast guards and border security, even as violence continues in Rakhine state. – World Bank issues growth warning
Developing nations should brace themselves for weak growth and “tougher times”, the World Bank warns. – Afghan earthquakes ‘killed 80’
More than 80 people are believed to have been killed in a landslide triggered by two quakes in northern Afghanistan on Monday, officials say.

Europe – Spain borrowing costs hit record
Spain’s borrowing costs hit a euro-era high, while Italy’s yields touch levels not seen for months, as optimism over the Spanish bank bailout fades. – Football fans in Warsaw clashes
Clashes break out between rival Russian and Polish football fans in the Polish capital Warsaw ahead of a Euro 2012 match between the two nations. – Putin opponents march in Moscow
Tens of thousands of Russian anti-government protesters join a rally in Moscow, a day after police raided leading activists’ homes.

Latin America – Falklands to vote on sovereignty
The Falkland Islands government says it intends to send Argentina the message it wants to stay British, after announcing a referendum on its sovereignty.

Mid –East – Syria in civil war – UN official
Syria is in civil war, warns the UN’s head of peacekeeping, as the US accuses Russia of supplying the Syrian government with attack helicopters.


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