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  1. Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15 FILE PHOTO: A Culture ministry employee wearing a face mask stands in front of the Parthenon temple as the Acropolis archaeological site opens to visitors, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166324-greece-to-open-to-tourists-from-29-countries-from-june-15/
  2. Greece to open to tourists from 29 countries from June 15 FILE PHOTO: A Culture ministry employee wearing a face mask stands in front of the Parthenon temple as the Acropolis archaeological site opens to visitors, following the easing of measures against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Athens, Greece, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece said on Friday it will open to visitors from 29 countries from June 15, days before its peak tourism season begins. The countries are: Germany, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Australia, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Albania, Estonia, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Finland. Visitors will be randomly tested, the tourism ministry said, and the government would monitor and evaluate developments related to the coronavirus. The list will be updated before July 1, the tourism ministry said. The Mediterranean nation, which emerged from a decade-long debt crisis in late 2018, relies heavily on tourism - about 20% of its output - for an economic recovery. A nationwide lockdown imposed in March helped Greece contain the spread of COVID-19 infections to just below 3,000 cases, a relatively low number compared with elsewhere in the European Union. But it brought its business and tourism sector to a virtual standstill. About 33 million tourists visited Greece last year, generating revenues of 19 billion euros. -- © Copyright Reuters 2020-05-29 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  3. Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says By Yew Lun Tian Li Zhanshu (R), chairman of National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Xu Qiliang (C), vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, and others attend an event marking the 15th anniversary of the implementation of the Anti-Secession Law at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said on Friday, in a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as its own. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166323-attack-on-taiwan-an-option-to-stop-independence-top-china-general-says/
  4. Attack on Taiwan an option to stop independence, top China general says By Yew Lun Tian Li Zhanshu (R), chairman of National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, Xu Qiliang (C), vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, and others attend an event marking the 15th anniversary of the implementation of the Anti-Secession Law at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Yew Lun Tian BEIJING (Reuters) - China will attack Taiwan if there is no other way of stopping it from becoming independent, one of the country’s most senior generals said on Friday, in a rhetorical escalation from China aimed at the democratic island Beijing claims as its own. Speaking at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People on the 15th anniversary of the Anti-Secession Law, Li Zuocheng, chief of the Joint Staff Department and member of the Central Military Commission, left the door open to using force. The 2005 law gives the country the legal basis for military action against Taiwan if it secedes or seems about to, making the narrow Taiwan Strait a potential military flashpoint. “If the possibility for peaceful reunification is lost, the people’s armed forces will, with the whole nation, including the people of Taiwan, take all necessary steps to resolutely smash any separatist plots or actions,” Li said. “We do not promise to abandon the use of force, and reserve the option to take all necessary measures, to stabilise and control the situation in the Taiwan Strait,” he added. Although China has never renounced the use of force to bring Taiwan under its control, it is rare for a top, serving military officer to so explicitly make the threat in a public setting. The comments are especially striking amid international opprobrium over China passing new national security legislation for Chinese-run Hong Kong. Taiwan’s government denounced the comments, saying that threats of war were a violation of international law and that Taiwan has never been a part of the People’s Republic of China. “Taiwan’s people will never choose dictatorship nor bow to violence”, Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council said. “Force and unilateral decisions are not the way to resolve problems.” Li is one of China’s few senior officers with combat experience, having taken part in China’s ill-fated invasion of Vietnam in 1979. Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue. Beijing says it is a Chinese province, and has denounced the Trump administration’s support for the island. Li Zhanshu, the third-most-senior leader of China’s ruling Communist Party and head of China’s parliament, told the same event that non-peaceful means were an option of last resort. “As long as there is a slightest chance of a peaceful resolution, we will put in hundred times the effort,” Li said. However, he added: “We warn Taiwan’s pro-independence and separatist forces sternly, the path of Taiwan independence leads to a dead end; any challenge to this law will be severely punished”. Taiwan has shown no interest in being run by autocratic China. It has denounced China’s repeated military drills near the island and rejected China’s offer of a “one country, two systems” model of a high degree of autonomy. Tsai and her Democratic Progressive Party won presidential and parliamentary elections by a landslide in January, vowing to stand up to Beijing. China is deeply suspicious of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, whom it accuses of being a separatist bent on declaring formal independence. Tsai says Taiwan is already an independent country called the Republic of China, its official name. The mood in Taiwan toward China has further soured since China’s parliament passed new national security legislation for Chinese-ruled Hong Kong on Thursday. -- © Copyright Reuters 2020-05-29 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  5. Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter on air covering Minneapolis protests Police officers face protesters after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adam Bettcher WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, and led him and three crew members away in handcuffs. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166320-minnesota-police-arrest-cnn-reporter-on-air-covering-minneapolis-protests/
  6. Minnesota police arrest CNN reporter on air covering Minneapolis protests Police officers face protesters after a white police officer was caught on a bystander's video pressing his knee into the neck of African-American man George Floyd, who later died at a hospital, in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. May 28, 2020. REUTERS/Adam Bettcher WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a CNN reporter reporting live on television early Friday morning while covering the Minneapolis protests, without giving any reason, and led him and three crew members away in handcuffs. Black reporter Omar Jimenez had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen white police officers surrounded him. “We can move back to where you like,” Jimenez told the officers wearing gas masks and face shields, before explaining live on air that he and his crew were members of the press. “We’re getting out of your way.” “This is among the state patrol unit that was advancing up the street, seeing and scattering the protesters at that point for people to clear the area. And so we walked away,” Jimenez said before being told he was under arrest and handcuffed by two officers. “Why am I under arrest, sir?” CNN anchor John Berman told viewers about an hour after the arrest that CNN President Adam Zucker spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, who said he “deeply apologizes” and was working to have the crew released immediately. Thursday marked a third night of arson, looting and vandalism in the Minnesota city over the death of a black man, George Floyd, seen on video gasping for breath while a white police officer knelt on his neck. “A CNN reporter and his production team were arrested this morning in Minneapolis for doing their jobs, despite identifying themselves - a clear violation of their First Amendment rights. The authorities in Minnesota, including the governor, must release the three CNN employees immediately,” CNN wrote on Twitter. Walz had declared a state emergency and ordered the National Guard activated, and President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that looters would be shot. Twitter accused him of breaking its rules by “glorifying violence.” Protests also erupted in other major cities around the country. -- © Copyright Reuters 2020-05-29 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  7. We Are One: How the world's film festivals came together By Steven McIntosh DreamWorks' animation Bilby is among the short films at the We Are One festival / ANNECY A foreign language film about the social divide in South Korea wouldn't normally scream box office hit. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166316-we-are-one-how-the-worlds-film-festivals-came-together/
  8. We Are One: How the world's film festivals came together By Steven McIntosh DreamWorks' animation Bilby is among the short films at the We Are One festival / ANNECY A foreign language film about the social divide in South Korea wouldn't normally scream box office hit. But after Bong Joon-ho's film Parasite won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last May, it set it on a path to ultimately winning the best picture Oscar nine months later. And that's the thing about film festivals - they may be industry events largely attended by critics, journalists and filmmakers, but their influence can be huge. The buzz a movie generates at Sundance, Toronto or Venice can determine whether a distributor picks it up for a wider public release - and put it firmly on the radar of awards season. Full Story: https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52831699 -- © Copyright BBC 2020-05-29 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  9. Mike Tyson rips off shirt and fights with Chris Jericho on AEW By Dave Fraser MIKE TYSON ripped off shirt his shirt and brawled with Chris Jericho on AEW on Wednesday as UFC legends Henry Cejudo and Vitor Belfort made their debut. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166315-mike-tyson-rips-off-shirt-and-fights-with-chris-jericho-on-aew/
  10. Mike Tyson rips off shirt and fights with Chris Jericho on AEW By Dave Fraser MIKE TYSON ripped off shirt his shirt and brawled with Chris Jericho on AEW on Wednesday as UFC legends Henry Cejudo and Vitor Belfort made their debut. Iron Mike, who is in training for an incredible return to boxing, potentially against Tyson Fury, turned up at AEW Dynamite with an almighty entourage. Tyson, 53, was flanked by Cejudo, Belfort and Rashad Evans - among others - before getting stuck into Jericho. In 2010, during Monday Night Raw, Tyson KO'd Jericho - with the WWE legend still clearly fuming. Full Story: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/wwe/11725630/mike-tyson-chris-jericho-fight-video-aew-ufc-boxing/
  11. 'Do I really care?' Woody Allen comes out fighting By Hadley Freeman ‘It’s like being told I murdered six people with a machine gun’ ... Woody Allen. Photograph: Arnaud Journois/Maxppp/PA Images The 1992 accusation that the film-maker sexually assaulted his young daughter has made him a pariah, yet he was never charged. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166314-do-i-really-care-woody-allen-comes-out-fighting/
  12. 'Do I really care?' Woody Allen comes out fighting By Hadley Freeman ‘It’s like being told I murdered six people with a machine gun’ ... Woody Allen. Photograph: Arnaud Journois/Maxppp/PA Images The 1992 accusation that the film-maker sexually assaulted his young daughter has made him a pariah, yet he was never charged. In this exclusive interview, he explains why he is done with treading carefully. When Woody Allen was 20, the writer Danny Simon taught him a few rules about comedy, the most important of which was this: always trust your own judgment, because external opinion is meaningless. Allen recounts this tale in his recently published memoir, Apropos of Nothing. Full Story: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/may/29/do-i-really-care-woody-allen-comes-out-fighting
  13. Imported zebras targeted in battle against African horse sickness By The Nation Thailand is winning the battle against its first-ever outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS), after the contagion killed almost 550 horses nationwide, authorities announced today (May 29). Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166312-imported-zebras-targeted-in-battle-against-african-horse-sickness/
  14. Imported zebras targeted in battle against African horse sickness By The Nation Thailand is winning the battle against its first-ever outbreak of African horse sickness (AHS), after the contagion killed almost 550 horses nationwide, authorities announced today (May 29). The Department of Livestock Development added that it is speeding up blood tests on zebras nationwide, after experts identified an imported batch as the source of the outbreak. Some horse owners have threatened to sue the government over lax import rules they say led to the first outbreak of AHS in Asia in half a century. As of May 28, there had been no reported deaths from AHS for four consecutive days in all 12 provinces affected by the outbreak, said department director-general Sorawit Thanito. The disease, which is spread by midges, was first detected on March 25 in Nakhon Ratchasima. Cases were then found in Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chon Buri, Phetchaburi, Chaiyaphum, Ratchaburi, Sa Kaeo, Saraburi, Lop Buri, Ayutthaya, Nakhon Nayok and Chachoengsao. Horses with AHS suffer symptoms of listlessness, appetite loss, swollen eyes and fever above 38 degrees centigrade. In mid-April the government launched a nationwide vaccination programme. The target is to vaccinate all horses within a 50-kilometre radius of known infection sites in the 12 provinces. Currently, 4,796 horses have been vaccinated out of a total 7,999 targeted vaccinations within the next two weeks, said Sorawit. The outbreak has so far affected a total of 2,260 horses, sickening 590 and killing 548, he added. Most of the fatalities were in Pak Chong district, Nakhon Ratchasima province, which has recorded 435 deaths, representing 79.4 per cent of all deaths. The government has advised owners to protect their horses with midge nets. The viral disease is not known to harm humans. Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388736?utm_source=category&utm_medium=internal_referral -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-05-29 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  15. Thailand has no foreign tourists in April as borders closed BANGKOK, May 29 (Reuters) - Thailand recorded zero foreign tourists in April after it closed borders and banned international passenger flights to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166311-thailand-has-no-foreign-tourists-in-april-as-borders-closed/
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