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United States prosecutor files new charges against Viktor Bout

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Federal prosecutors have filed new charges against an accused Russian arms dealer and his American associate. The updated indictment against Viktor Bout, once dubbed the “Merchant of Death,” follows a Thai court’s decision last year to reject a United States request for Bout’s extradition. The new charges are meant to have Thailand expedite him and bring him over to the United States.

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Thailand Game Expo: Driving Tourism and Growing Gaming

Despite the competitiveness of the gaming market, smartphones are leading by example. So, why exactly have mobiles sparked such change in Southeast Asia?

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In May 2019, Advanced Info Service (AIS) held their first-ever Game Expo. The company – which was founded back in April 1986 – is Thailand’s largest global-system-for-mobile-communications operator.

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Consumer confidence up in June, but still lowest in 21 years

Overall confidence in the economy, job prospects and revenue was also up compared to June, with only confidence in politics continuing a downward trend for the 17th month.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – Aid measures, and the fifth phase easing of COVID-19 restrictions, allowed consumer confidence to improve last month, the third month in a row, to 50.1 points from 49.2 in June.

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Thailand accepts World Bank’s climate change grant

Thailand has approved an acceptance draft for a 5 million dollar grant from the World Bank, to fund projects reducing the emission of environmentally harmful HFC gas.

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BANGKOK (NNT) – In addition to several projects and agreements approved in the Cabinet meeting yesterday, the government has agreed to accept a 5 million dollar U.S. grant from the World Bank to reduce emissions of hydrofluorocarbon gas (HFC), which is one of the greenhouse gases affecting the globe’s ozone layer.

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