I am unconvinced by Clara Holzer’s claim that US President Donald Trump is “correct to say that we should wait for the facts before commenting” on the UK spy poisoning. If President Trump was not sufficiently convinced about the UK poisoning claim, all he needed to do was call PM May for a full explanation of the evidence. Ms Holzer could also explain why Trump did not hesitate to make a call to President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, congratulating the Russian leader on his election victory on Sunday. Among those protesting that move was Republican Senator John McCain, who echoed the view of many in saying Putin had won a “sham election”. Holzer might also ask why Trump acted against specific warnings delivered by White House aides, who handed him briefing notes with “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” written in bold letters.
During a seminar at the National Health Commission Office, academics cited research that had proved paraquat is a health threat to farmers and consumers, while a representative from the Agriculture Department raised concerns over the economic impact of a ban. Paraquat is a widely used herbicide in the agricultural sector in Thailand. “The study has found that the farmers have a six times higher risk of exposure to paraquat,” she said. Chanya said a ban on paraquat would have a major impact on exports of Thai agricultural products, which generate up to Bt1.2 trillion. In February, the Public Health Ministry, Industry Ministry and Agriculture and Cooperative Ministry agreed to ban paraquat.
While Asean has followed its traditional policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of a member country, Suu Kyi has been strongly criticised for her role in handling the situation. Htin Kyaw took office after the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in the 2015 election. “We believe President Htin Kyaw resigned from his post because of his health. Win Myint, 66, who is tipped to be the new president, is also a long-time trusted Suu Kyi loyalist. We believe Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will be able to lead the State even though U Htin Kyaw resigned from his post,” he said.
Her first collection, “Red Hobby”, was shown in 2004, and three years later she founded her own brand, Sirivannavari Bangkok. The clacking of a typewriter signalled the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra to begin playing a score that Princess Sirivannavari composed for the occasion. It narrates the story of the romance that develops between Henri and Helen. She tends to his wounds, and as he recovers, romance blossoms. The 2017 poem by HRH Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana:Henri said“Love drove me to renounce my pain.
Just as sadly, the latest victim’s mother blamed the girl’s untimely death on ignorance about rabies. The girl died last Saturday, and her death was confirmed by the Department of Disease Control as being due to rabies. Earlier this year, five human deaths related to rabies werereported in Surin, Songkhla, Trang, Nakhon Ratchasima and Prachuap Khiri Khan. The Food and Drug Administration has recalled and destroyed three batches of imported rabies vaccines that were deemed substandard. At least one rabies-related death this year was caused by an infected cat’s scratch.
March 21, 2018 17:26 UTC
Russia is hosting the World Cup this Summer and opposition Member of Parliament Ian Austin said Putin would use the tournament to improve Russia's image, comparing it to when Hitler's Germany hosted Olympics. "Your characterisation of what is going to happen in Moscow in the World Cup, in all the venues - yes, I think the comparison with 1936 is certainly right," he replied. He was concerned however about the safety of English fans and the ability of the British embassy and consular services to protect them. Johnson said applications to go to Russia for the World Cup were about a quarter of what they were at this stage ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. "It is up to the Russians to guarantee the safety of England fans going to Russia," he added.
March 21, 2018 17:26 UTC
A bus driver lost control at a curve on Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday evening. (Twitter/js100radio)A passenger bus veered off a curve and lost control in Nakhon Ratchasima on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 persons and injuring about 35, police said. The vehicle was descending from a hill on winding Highway 304 in Wang Nam Khiao district near Khao Yai National Park. The disaster prevention and mitigation office in Nakhon Ratchasima said the accident occurred at 7.30pm. The injured were sent to Wang Nam Khiao, Maharat, Bangkok Nakhon Ratchasima and Suranari University of Technology hospitals, it added.
March 21, 2018 17:03 UTC
Witnesses told police that the driver of the coach survived the accident and escaped from the scene. The accident took place on Nakhon Ratchasima-Kabin Buri Highway and when police and rescue workers arrived at the scene, they found the coach and and the truck crashed into roadside trees and stalls. The coach had 50 passenger on-board. The rescue workers got 16 bodies out of the wrecked bus and rushed 34 injured persons to hospitals.
March 21, 2018 16:52 UTC
LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Wednesday he wanted Russian guarantees over the safety of England fans at this year's football World Cup amid a diplomatic row over a spy attack. "My challenge to the Russian authorities is to show that the 24,000 UK applicants for tickets to the football World Cup are going to be well-treated, are going to be safe. "It is up to the Russians to guarantee the safety of England fans going to Russia. He said England fans would be given the "best possible advice" in the run-up to the tournament. The clashes left 35 people injured, including two England fans who suffered serious injuries.
March 21, 2018 16:18 UTC
DESPITE THE absence of several stars from rival teams, including the late withdrawal of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Thailand’s national coach Milovan Rajevac says retaining the King’s Cup will still be a tough task for his side. Aubameyang brought further bad news for the tournament when he cancelled his trip to Bangkok following the death of his grandmother on Tuesday. Overall, they are all strong teams with good quality players. “To play [well against] a good team, you have to put a lot of effort into the match. “This time it will be different as I’ve come to play for the Slovak national team.
March 21, 2018 14:03 UTC
Cars and motorcycles run past the Vientiane Center shopping mall in the Lao capital. (Kyodo photo)VIENTIANE: Vientiane, the capital of Laos situated on the banks of the Mekong River, has long been known for its laidback, calm atmosphere. "Chinese investment has spawned great job opportunities in Laos. Besides China, which is the largest source of FDI investment in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia are also key sources of investment. "Laos is developing, but Chinese investment helps boost the Lao government's efforts to develop the country at a fast pace," he added.
March 21, 2018 13:52 UTC
LONDON - The academic behind an app that harvested data from millions of Facebook users said Wednesday he was being scapegoated in an online privacy row that has rocked the social media giant. Facebook's shares fell sharply after the data breach revelationsBritish data firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and Facebook are accused of improperly using the data for US President Donald Trump's election 2016 campaign. "I'm being basically used as a scapegoat by both Facebook and Cambridge Analytica," he said. The app's vast reach beyond its users happened by scooping up data from their friends on Facebook, which says the data was taken without its knowledge. - Facebook 'outraged' -US media reported Tuesday evening that the Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook over the data scandal.
March 21, 2018 13:41 UTC
Representatives of member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact pose for an official picture after the signing ceremony in Santiago on March 8, 2018. (Reuters photo)Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak supports Thailand joining the amended Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement in order to gain future trade and investment benefits. Mr Somkid said on Wednesday that Thailand could miss out on trade and investment opportunities with neighbouring countries, including Vietnam, if the country stays outside the pact. The Commerce Ministry is analysing the potential costs and benefits of Thailand signing on to the new agreement. Mr Somkid said Thailand should be part of both regional trade agreements to protect its economic interests.
March 21, 2018 12:56 UTC
A silicone sex doll is displayed on March 5, 2018 in a room of a "brothel like" establishment in Paris where costumers can pay for sexual intercourse with dolls, the first of its kind in France. (AFP photo)PARIS: Barely clothed or naked and perched suggestively on a bed or chair, the plastic dolls on offer in the most controversial "brothel" in Paris have led to accusations that they could encourage rape. Following complaints from women's groups and left-wing local lawmakers, the Paris council is set to decide this week whether to close the 21st-century newcomer to the world's oldest profession. "Can we allow a business in France based on the idea of promoting rape?" "Wanting to close a business supplying sex toys, which concerns individual liberties between consenting adults, is not legal," leading centrist Eric Aziere has said.
March 21, 2018 12:46 UTC
Investigations in the UK and US are now underway into Cambridge Analytica, which has claimed it helped Donald Trump win the White House. Cambridge Analytica accessed the private data of 50 million Facebook users without their permission. They did this by creating a quiz that was taken by 270,000 Facebook users. The people who created the quiz passed the data to Cambridge Analytica, which is in breach of Facebook’s policy. Meanwhile, in the wake of the scandal, Cambridge Analytica confirmed it has suspend its CEO, Alexander Nix.
March 21, 2018 12:33 UTC