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Day: May 29, 2015

Army link with trafficking not found yet: Thai deputy PM
Asia, ENGLISH

Army link with trafficking not found yet: Thai deputy PM

    Amid insistence by different quarters that Thailand must take steps against its army and police officials for involvement in human trafficking, deputy prime minister  denied having found any army personnel's link with the trade. "We agree that high ranking officials were involved in trafficking of people. There are police among them. But so far, we haven’t found any army officials to be involved in this," General Tanasak, who is also the foreign minister of the country, said at press conference during a Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean in Bangkok. Tanasak said investigation was going on and the government will take action against any army official found to be involved in the crime. As representatives from 17 countries directly and indirectly...
Couple arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack in UK
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Couple arrested on suspicion of planning terror attack in UK

    A young couple have been arrested on suspicion of planning to carry out a terrorist attack in the UK. The pair were detained by counter-terrorism police at separate addresses in Reading and Wokingham on Thursday evening. It followed an-going intelligence operation by MI5 and police. Detectives said they did not believe an attack was imminent but they had moved in to protect the public. A 24-year-old man and his 23-year-old girlfriend are being questioned by officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism.  The man is from the Palmer Park area of Reading and the woman is from Earley in Wokingham. Their homes are being searched and it is understood they were at an early stage of their alleged plot. A spokesman for T...
Angela Merkel: David Cameron’s demands for EU reform ‘not impossible’
ENGLISH, Europe

Angela Merkel: David Cameron’s demands for EU reform ‘not impossible’

    Following talks with Mr Cameron in Berlin, the German Chancellor said that European leaders "shouldn't be saying that changing the treaties is totally impossible". The Prime Minister is demanding major changes to Britain's relationship with Brussels before the in-out referendum he has promised to hold by the end of 2017. A number of EU countries, including Poland, have suggested that Mr Cameron's demands to change welfare rules will be blocked. The Prime Minister wants to stop EU migrants from claiming benefits in the UK for four years and has said treaty change will be necessary to achieve his reforms. A series of EU leaders have said that treaty change will be blocked by Brussels. However, Mrs Merkel said: "We have the desire to work very closely together. We would...