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  • Economy News

    UK Foreign Secretary Cameron elevates trade links in Thailand

    United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Cameron arrives in Bangkok today in a bid to strengthen trade and economic ties between the politically beleaguered UK and the burgeoning Thailand. The former British prime minister intends to sign a UK-Thai strategic partnership roadmap on his inaugural visit to the Indo-Pacific region. This roadmap is designed to enhance collaboration on defence, healthcare, and…

  • World News

    UK election: Last chance for Cameron, Miliband to break deadlock

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UK election: Last chance for Cameron, Miliband to break deadlock Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Campaigning in Britain’s most unpredictable election in a generation enters its final day on Wednesday with the two main parties level in most polls and neither on track to command a…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Cameron, Obama in Mandela funeral selfie; Rio plundered in storm; Ukraine protest holds fast; Aussie gay marriage illegal

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Cameron defends Mandela funeral selfie with Obama Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday defended his behaviour at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa after he was criticised at home for posing with U.S. President Barack Obama for what some said was…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Cameron in battle over EU referendum

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international communityPHUKET: British Prime Minister David Cameron’s control over his own party looks set to be challenged after a rebel lawmaker on Sunday launched a campaign to bring forward a planned referendum on European Union membership to next year.The move sets up a parliamentary showdown between rival factions of…

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    World News: Cameron joins Twitter promising not to tweet too much

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UK Prime Minister David Cameron joins Twitter Phuket Gazette / News Wires PHUKET: After famously criticizing Twitter during a radio interview three years ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron on Saturday evening joined the social networking website, instantly attracting tens of thousands of followers from around…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand and UK forge economic alliance

    Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai and Lord Dominic Johnson of Lainston CBE, along with British Ambassador Mark Gooding, engaged in a diplomatic meeting to discuss economic collaboration between the UK and Thailand. The crux of Thursday’s discussions revolved around fortifying economic ties, amplifying trade relations, and fostering investment opportunities. This pivotal dialogue laid the groundwork for signing a Memorandum of…

  • Thailand News

    Stark Corporation scandal: Court declares class action

    The Bangkok South Civil Court ruled in favour of turning the lawsuit against former executives of Stark Corporation into a class action. Accused of duping the public under the Securities Act, the defendants, Vonnarat Tangkaravakoon, Chanin Yensudjai, Chinnawat Assavapokee, Sathar Chantrasettalead, and Kittisak Jitprasertngam, now face the wrath of 4,500 shareholders seeking justice. Upon thorough evaluation of the plaintiffs and…

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    Freedom fighter or foe? Trial of Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai

    Media tycoon Jimmy Lai, the fearless founder of the now-shuttered Apple Daily, is set to face the music in a high-stakes trial that could see him behind bars for life. The United States and British governments are sounding the alarm, calling for Lai’s release as he stands accused of collusion with foreign forces under Beijing’s controversial national security law. Lai,…

  • World News

    Austerity left UK unprepared for pandemic, warns TUC report

    A report by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) claims that the UK’s years of austerity significantly impacted the country’s preparedness for the coronavirus pandemic. The TUC asserts that funding cuts left health and social care “dangerously understaffed,” reducing the sectors’ ability to respond effectively to the COVID-19 crisis. The report also highlights that pay caps and freezes contributed to staffing…

  • Opinion

    OPINION: Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into – Brexit

    OPINION: David Skelcey, Thailand (The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the owners, staff or management of The Thaiger) Whether you are British or not, it will be hard to escape yesterday’s news that British Prime Minister Johnson has been dealt a massive blow by the UK’s highest court over his decision to suspend parliament. The…

  • World NewsBritain finds a buyer for one Tata steel plant, saving a third of jobs at risk | Thaiger

    Britain finds a buyer for one Tata steel plant, saving a third of jobs at risk

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Britain finds a buyer for one Tata steel plant, saving a third of jobs at risk Phuket Gazette / Reuters LONDON: Tata Steel (TISC.NS) agreed to sell one of its main British steelworks to investment firm Greybull Capital for 1 pound on Monday, saving a third…

  • World NewsAttacks on Brussels airport, metro station kill about 20: Belgian media | Thaiger

    Attacks on Brussels airport, metro station kill about 20: Belgian media

    PHUKET: A suicide bomber blew himself up at Brussels airport on Tuesday killing at least 11 people and a further blast tore through a rush-hour metro train in the capital shortly afterwards, claiming 10 lives, according to public broadcaster VRT. A witness said he heard shouts in Arabic shortly before two blasts struck the packed airport departure lounge. Pictures on…

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    Millions, world leaders, join Paris protest against attacks

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Millions, world leaders, march in Paris to protest attacks Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: World leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen linked arms to lead more than a million French citizens through Paris in an unprecedented march to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.…

  • Thailand News

    Koh Tao suspects plead not guilty

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – Thailand news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Koh Tao suspects plead not guilty The Nation / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Two Myanmar suspects have pleaded innocent in court over charges related to the murders of two British tourists on Koh Tao. Their case is being closely watched, as the brutal crime made headlines both…

  • World News

    US hostage Peter Kassig is killed by Islamic State

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community US hostage Peter Kassig is killed by Islamic State Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Islamic State militants have beheaded another American hostage, Peter Kassig, issuing a video claiming the killing on Sunday and warning the United States they would kill other U.S. citizens “on your streets.”…

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    Britain to introduce tough new foreign fighter laws

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Britain to introduce tough new foreign fighter laws Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: British nationals who become foreign fighters abroad could be prevented from returning home under tough new laws to deal with jihadists fighting in conflicts like Iraq and Syria, British Prime Minister David Cameron…

  • World News

    Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Scots spurn independence but impatient for new powers Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart, sow financial turmoil and diminish Britain’s remaining global clout. A vote for the 307-year union is a relief…

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    UK’s Prince William and wife Kate thrilled at second baby news

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community UK’s Prince William and wife Kate thrilled at second baby news Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Britain’s Prince William said on Monday he and wife Kate were thrilled to be expecting their second baby, after news of the pregnancy was released early because the Duchess had…

  • World NewsUkraine, rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday | Thaiger

    Ukraine, rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Ukraine, rebels back peace plan, ceasefire from Friday Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the main pro-Russian rebel leader said they would both order ceasefires on Friday, provided that an agreement is signed on a new peace plan to end the five-month…

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    Islamic state releases video of beheading of second U.S. hostage

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Islamic state releases video of beheading of second U.S. hostage Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on…

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    U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over…

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    Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: Iraq has asked the United States for air support in countering Sunni rebels, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday, after the militants seized major cities in a lightning advance that has…

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    Ukraine crisis; Putin, Poroshenko break ice at D-Day event

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Ukraine crisis; Putin, Poroshenko break ice at D-Day event Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held their first talks on Friday since Moscow annexed Crimea, discussing ways to end their four-month conflict in a brief encounter during commemorations in France of…

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    World leaders gather for D-Day tribute, hope for thaw on Ukraine

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community World leaders gather for D-Day tribute, hope for thaw on Ukraine Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: World leaders and veterans gather by the beaches of Normandy on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allied D-Day landings that helped turn the tables in World War…

  • World NewsPhuket Gazette World News: Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring chaos | Thaiger

    Phuket Gazette World News: Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring chaos

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news selected by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community Sri Lanka says international war crimes probe would bring ‘chaos’ Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: An international inquiry into war crimes in Sri Lanka would bring “chaos,” and the government’s national reconciliation process must be given several more years to work, a top aide to Sri Lanka’s president…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: World mourns Mandela; Arctic storm slams UK ; France vows African action; Pope probes child abuse; Italy to deport KKK head

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community World mourns death of Nelson Mandela Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela died aged 95 at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged lung infection, plunging his nation and the world into mourning for a man hailed by global leaders as a…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Warships to help Philippines; 24,000 more houses in Jerusalem; Fukushima: now for the tough part

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S., Britain sends warships to help Philippine relief efforts Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: A U.S. aircraft carrier set sail for the Philippines on Tuesday to accelerate relief efforts after a typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 people in one coastal city alone, with fears the toll could rise…

  • World NewsPhuket Gazette World News: US strike on Syria passes Senate; Aus election looms; Castro is dead | Thaiger

    Phuket Gazette World News: US strike on Syria passes Senate; Aus election looms; Castro is dead

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle in Senate Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: U.S. President Barack Obama’s effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: West preps for Syria strike; Mexico’s drug war scaled down; US seeks release of missionary jailed in N Korea; Bishop of Hong Kong warns of violence

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH – World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S., allies prepare for probable strike on Syria Reuters / Phuket Gazette PHUKET: The United States and its allies geared up for a probable military strike against Syria yesterday that could come within days and would be the most aggressive action by Western powers in the…

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    Phuket Gazette World News: Obama weighs Syria options; Yosemite Rim fire grows; Mexican migrant train derails; Myanmar unrest resurfaces

    PHUKET MEDIA WATCH– World news compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. says Syria’s offer to show chemical attack sites ‘too late’ Reuters / Phuket GazettePHUKET: A U.S. military response to alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria appeared more likely on Sunday after Washington dismissed the Syrian government’s offer to allow U.N. inspection of the sites as “too…