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Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions Monday, June 8, 2015

Barack Obama poised to hike wages for millions Monday, June 8, 2015

        The Labor Department could propose a rule that would raise the current overtime threshold — $23,660 – to as much as $52,000.         The Obama administration is on the verge of possibly doubling the salary levels that would require employers to pay overtime in the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade. […]

Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial over rice scheme

Thai former PM Yingluck to face trial over rice scheme

Bangkok(AFP) -Thailand’s former premier Yingluck Shinawatra was Thursday ordered to stand trial on charges of negligence over a bungled rice subsidy scheme, in a case that could see her jailed for up to a decade.

Govt. launches free ‘For the People’ tabloid to keep public in the loop

Govt. launches free ‘For the People’ tabloid to keep public in the loop

About 100,000 copies of a fortnightly free tabloid newspaper will be distributed nationwide by the government to keep the public informed of its activities. The front page of an eight-page sample issue of the ‘For the People’ tabloid produced by the Public Relations Department to keep the public abreast of the government’s work.

American held in Thailand linked to Detroit housing telemarketing scam

BANGKOK(Reuters) – Thai police have arrested an American suspected of being part of a group charged with operating a fraudulent Detroit    housing telemarketing scheme that caused losses of over $20 million to nearly 300 people, a senior officer said on Tuesday.

THAI-AMERICAN YOUNG LEADERSHIP PROGRAM 2015

The Royal Thai Consulate General in Los Angeles is now inviting applications from young Thai-Americans, age 18-30, who hold an undergraduate degree or currently enroll as a full-time student in good academic standing to be selected for an opportunity to engage in volunteer works in Thailand. The program is expected to take place during July […]

Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods

Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-storey homes crammed in this neighborhood for factory workers is a house with a trick – one not immediately apparent from its green-painted drywall and grey shade panels.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani: ‘I Do Not Believe the President Loves America’

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani: ‘I Do Not Believe the President Loves America’

By Sandy Fitzgerald Rudy Giuliani, after declaring at a private dinner Wednesday night that he thinks President Barack Obama’s policy decisions and public remarks about terrorists show that he “doesn’t love you, and he doesn’t love me,” and most of all, he doesn’t think the president “loves America,” took to the airwaves Thursday to expand […]

What happens if U.S. Homeland Security funding lapses?

What happens if U.S. Homeland Security funding lapses?

Reuters) – The U.S. Congress was scrambling before a deadline at midnight on Friday to pass a $39.7 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which is charged with securing U.S. borders, airports and coastal waters.

Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

Eight dead in door-to-door Missouri shooting spree

(Reuters) – A man armed with a handgun went on a house-to-house shooting spree in a rural Missouri town, killing seven relatives and neighbors before taking his own life, officials said on Friday.

Saudi Arabia: Women ‘turning down attractive maids’

Saudi Arabia: Women ‘turning down attractive maids’

Women in Saudi Arabia are insisting that their housemaids aren’t good-looking when it comes to recruitment, it seems.

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