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Thai nabbed for bringing pork sausages to Japan

By The Nation

 

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A Thai national has been arrested for bringing sausages containing pork from Thailand into Japan, said the Animal Quarantine Service under the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (AQS). Import of food products with pork as an ingredient is prohibited in Japan, in response to the prevalence of African swine fever (ASF) in several Asian countries.

 

Full Story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148358-thai-nabbed-for-bringing-pork-sausages-to-japan/

 

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Macron's candidate for Paris mayor quits over sexting row

By Sudip Kar-Gupta and Michel Rose

 

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Former French government spokesperson and La Republique en Marche (LREM) candidate for the upcoming Paris 2020 mayoral election Benjamin Griveaux attends a news conference in Paris, France, February 5, 2020. Picture taken February 5, 2020. Picture taken February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

 

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron suffered a setback on Friday when one of his closest lieutenants, Benjamin Griveaux, pulled out of the race to become mayor of Paris after it was alleged he sent sexual images to a woman who is not his wife.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148390-macrons-candidate-for-paris-mayor-quits-over-sexting-row/

 

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People returning to Beijing under quarantine as China struggles to pick up economy

By Kevin Yao

 

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Workers in protective suits are seen at a checkpoint for registration and body temperature measurement, at an entrance to a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, in Hubei province, China February 13, 2020. Picture taken February 13, 2020. China Daily via REUTERS

 

BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese capital Beijing on Friday imposed a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city from holidays to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, and threatened to punish those who failed to comply.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148393-people-returning-to-beijing-under-quarantine-as-china-struggles-to-pick-up-economy/

 

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Man City banned from European competition for two seasons by UEFA

By Simon Evans

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Burnley - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - October 20, 2018. Manchester City badge REUTERS/Darren Staples

 

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer's governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148394-man-city-banned-from-european-competition-for-two-seasons-by-uefa/

 

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Wolves held at home by Foxes after VAR rules out goal

 

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Soccer Football - Premier League - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Leicester City - Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton, Britain - February 14, 2020 Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly REUTERS/Andrew Yates

 

(Reuters) - Wolverhampton Wanderers had a goal controversially ruled out by VAR as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Leicester City, who finished with 10 men, in the Premier League on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148395-wolves-held-at-home-by-foxes-after-var-rules-out-goal/

 

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SET falls in wake of spike in coronavirus cases in China

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) closed at 1,526.30 today (February 14) , down 6.47 points ( 0.42 per cent) from Thursday's, due to heightned concerns following a sharp rise in new coronavirus cases in China.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148396-set-falls-in-wake-of-spike-in-coronavirus-cases-in-china/

 

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Frightened Asian tourists cancel flights, stay home

By The Nation

 

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The South Korean government’s advisory to its citizens to delay trips to countries and territories where the Covid-19 coronavirus has been found has resulted in numerous flight cancellations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Japan.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148397-frightened-asian-tourists-cancel-flights-stay-home/

 

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‘Barracks businesses’ to be handed over to Treasury on Monday

By The Nation

 

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Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong

 

Army chief General Apirat Kongsompong on Friday (February 14) placed Second Army Area Commander Lt General Thanya Kiatisan in charge of the military’s investigation into last Saturday’s murderous rampage in Nakhon Ratchasima by a sergeant-major.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148398-‘barracks-businesses’-to-be-handed-over-to-treasury-on-monday/

 

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Soft loans for tourism operators mulled in bid to avert worker layoff 

By THE NATION

 

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Uttama Savanayana

 

The Finance Ministry may extend soft loans to operators in the tourism sector, currently reeling from the coronavorus crisis, as a means to avert a mass layoff of workers.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148399-soft-loans-for-tourism-operators-mulled-in-bid-to-avert-worker-layoff/

 

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U.S., Taliban reach violence reduction pact that could lead to U.S. withdrawal

By Paul Carrel, Jonathan Landay and Humeyra Pamuk

 

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MUNICH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has reached agreement with the Taliban on a weeklong reduction of violence that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said on Friday, while cautioning that the insurgents must honour commitments for the accord to stick.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148401-us-taliban-reach-violence-reduction-pact-that-could-lead-to-us-withdrawal/

 

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Justice Dept drops probe of ex-FBI official McCabe, a top Trump target

By Sarah N. Lynch

 

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Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe arrives to speak during a forum on election security at the National Press Club in Washington, U.S., October 30, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/Files

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Friday dropped its criminal investigation of a top target of President Donald Trump, former No. 2 FBI official Andrew McCabe, at the tail end of a week in which the U.S. law-enforcement agency has come under extraordinary pressure from the president.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148402-justice-dept-drops-probe-of-ex-fbi-official-mccabe-a-top-trump-target/

 

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Haiti orphanage fire kills 15, renews debate over unlicensed orphanages

By Jeanty Junior Augustin and Andre Paultre

 

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A police officer looks at burnt debris at an orphanage after it was partially destroyed in a fire, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 14, 2020. REUTERS/Jeanty Junior Augustin

 

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Fifteen children died in a fire that swept overnight through an orphanage in Haiti run by a U.S. religious group, authorities said on Friday, triggering renewed controversy over the hundreds of unlicensed orphanages in the poorest nation in the Americas.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148403-haiti-orphanage-fire-kills-15-renews-debate-over-unlicensed-orphanages/

 

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Future Forward’s “Project Pinocchio” to target PM in censure debate

 

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The Future Forward party has been planning its censure debate against Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha since last October and has codenamed their strategy “Project Pinocchio”, party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit told a news conference today at the party’s head office.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148405-future-forward’s-“project-pinocchio”-to-target-pm-in-censure-debate/

 

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E-Chan suspend online news service for 5 days over its mass shooting coverage

 

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E-Chan, a popular online news service with a large following, has agreed to go offline for five days from tomorrow (Saturday), over its live coverage of the mass shooting in Korat last weekend.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1148407-e-chan-suspend-online-news-service-for-5-days-over-its-mass-shooting-coverage/

 

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