Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

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Bangkok Post – Uefa shoots down rebroadcasts
The organisers of Euro 2012 put it in writing to GMM Grammy that it’s too late to be jiggering the broadcast rights, a dagger to the heart of chances for TrueVisions’ Sompan Charumilinda to show matches on the pay-TV network.

Bangkok Post – Thaksin ‘sent envoy’
Democrat Party bigwig Suthep Thaugsuban claims the ex-premier approached him for reconciliation talks – but says he “won’t be fooled again” by Thaksin.

Bangkok Post – Speed-up orders
Flood prevention work in the lower North has slowed, and Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra told governors in a teleconference to get to work.

Bangkok Post – BoT keeps policy rate unchanged
The meeting of the Bank of Thailand’s monetary policy committee on Wednesday decided to keep the repurchase rate unchanged at 3.00 per cent, the panel’s secretary-general Phaibul Kittisrikangwan said after the meeting.

The Nation – Euro Area top of downside risks.
Financial conditions in high-income Europe, higher oil prices and a slowdown in China would pose the largest risks to the outlook of developing countries in East Asia and the Pacific, including Thailand, which should prepare for a long period of volatility, the World Bank said in a new report on “Global Economic Prospects”.

UK – Manager Redknapp leaves Tottenham
Manager Harry Redknapp leaves Tottenham Hotspur after almost four years in charge at White Hart Lane. – Banking White Paper to give savers more protection
Savers will be given greater protection if a bank fails, under government proposals due to be announced.

Africa – Ivory Coast coup plot ‘foiled’
A plot to overthrow the Ivorian government, organised by supporters of the former President Laurent Gbagbo, has been foiled, the interior minister says.

Asia – Burma’s Suu Kyi on Europe visit
Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Geneva, on her first visit to Europe for 24 years, ready to address the UN there. – Australia creates marine reserve
The Australian government says it will create the world’s largest network of marine parks, including the Coral Sea, ahead of the Rio+20 summit.

Europe – Russia told to harden Syria line
Russia faces increased pressure to harden its approach to Syria, with a number of countries warning of a descent into civil war. – Withdrawals up before Greek poll
Greeks fearing a potential exit from the euro resulting from Sunday’s elections are withdrawing cash from bank accounts, banking officials say.

Mid East – Let women drive, Saudi king urged
A leading women’s rights activist in Saudi Arabia writes an open letter to King Abdullah, urging him to lift a ban on women drivers.

US – Battle rages against western wildfires
Hundreds of firefighters join efforts to tackle two of the biggest ever wildfires in the US states of Colorado and New Mexico. – Armstrong denies doping charges
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong denies drug charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency. – World support for Obama tails off
Support for Barack Obama’s foreign policy has declined over the course of his presidency, especially in China, a global survey suggests.

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