Phuket’s daily morning world news round-up

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Bangkok Post – Flood projects lag
The North is the front line in flood prevention and rains have already overflowed the Yom River, leaving Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra concerned about so many projects less than 70 per cent complete with just two weeks to go before deadline.

Bangkok Post – CPB hopes for ‘favour’ from Uefa in footie row
The Consumer Protection Board will write to the Union of European Football Associations (Uefa) to ask for a “favour” to allow GMM Grammy to transmit Euro 2012 matches via any platform.

UK – Bank outlines further stimulus
The Bank of England will launch two new stimulus packages in response to the worsening economic outlook, governor Sir Mervyn King has said. – Argentina demands Falklands talks
Argentina’s president demands the UK negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands in a speech on the 30th anniversary of the end of the 1982 war. – UK unveils electronic surveillance plan
British authorities have unveiled an ambitious plan to log details about every email, phone call or text message in the UK – and in a sharply worded editorial a minister has accused those worried about the surveillance program of being either criminals or conspiracy theorists.

Africa – Brotherhood anger at Egypt ruling
The Muslim Brotherhood warns that Egypt faces “dangerous days” ahead, after the supreme court calls for parliament’s lower house to be dissolved.

Asia – Coca-Cola announces Burma return
Coca-Cola says it will resume business in Burma after 60 years, following a US decision to suspend investment sanctions. – Suu Kyi pleads for workers rights
Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi warns against ignoring workers’ rights in a speech at the UN on her first trip to Europe in 24 years.

Europe – Exhausted Suu Kyi falls ill in Europe
Burma’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has fallen ill during a news conference in Switzerland, shortly after saying how exhausted she was after a long trip from Asia to Europe – her first in 24 years. – Spain borrowing costs at new high
Spain’s borrowing costs reach a new euro-era record, with 10-year bond yields hitting 7% – a level many analysts believe is unsustainable. – European banking system on brink of collapse
Spain and Italy are in danger of defaulting on their debt, which would mean the collapse of the entire European banking system – Assange loses extradition plea
The UK Supreme Court dismisses WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s bid to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. – Election apocalypse: Greeks hoard canned food
Nervous Greeks are withdrawing up to $1 billion a day and hoarding food in the lead up to Sunday’s election.

Mid East – Israel in football hosting row
The Palestine Football Association asks Uefa to bar Israel from hosting a tournament next year because of Palestinian players being held without trial.

US – Singer Chris Brown injured in brawl
Singer Chris Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were injured when a dance floor showdown with members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage turned into a bottle-hurling brawl at a nightclub, police said today.

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