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Thailand has no foreign tourists in April as borders closed

 

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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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SET edges up as Thailand readies for third round of lockdown easing

By The Nation

 

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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index closed at 1,342.85 today (May 29), up 5.34 points or 0.40 per cent. Total transaction volume was Bt96.186 billion with an index high of 1,342.88 and a low of 1,323.12.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166340-set-edges-up-as-thailand-readies-for-third-round-of-lockdown-easing/

 

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Siam Cement packaging subsidiary given green light for IPO

By THE NATION

 

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Siam Cement’s packaging arm, SCG Packaging Plc (SCGP), has been given approval by the Securities and Exchange Commission to launch its initial public offering on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166342-siam-cement-packaging-subsidiary-given-green-light-for-ipo/

 

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As annual rains arrive, Phuket health chief issues dengue warning

By The Phuket News

 

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Teams of health officials inspected homes in Phuket Town to ensure mosquito-breeding sites were eliminated. Photo: Phuket City Municipality

 

PHUKET: After heavy downpours drenched the island earlier today, Phuket Provincial health Office (PPHO) Chief Thanit Sermkaew reminded local residents to start taking precautions against being infected with dengue.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166343-as-annual-rains-arrive-phuket-health-chief-issues-dengue-warning/

 

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Turtle tangled in fishing net rescued at Yanui

By Eakkapop Thongtub

 

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The turtle was cut free from the fishing net at Yanui beach this morning (May 29). Photo: via Aroon Solos

 

PHUKET: A small turtle trapped in a discarded fishing net was rescued by local residents at Yanui Beach in Rawai earlier today (May 29).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166344-turtle-tangled-in-fishing-net-rescued-at-yanui/

 

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Sweden excluded as neighbours Denmark and Norway ease travel restrictions

By Terje Solsvik and Jacob Gronholt-Pedersen

 

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FILE PHOTO: A sign assures people that the bar is open during the coronavirus outbreak, outside a pub in Stockholm, Sweden March 26, 2020. Picture taken March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Colm Fulton

 

OSLO/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Norway and Denmark will allow tourists to travel between the two countries from mid-June, their governments announced on Friday, although border crossings with Sweden, where the number of COVID-19 infections is higher, will remain restricted.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166346-sweden-excluded-as-neighbours-denmark-and-norway-ease-travel-restrictions/

 

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In broadside against China, Trump moves toward ending Hong Kong privileges

By Steve Holland, David Brunnstrom and Sarah Wu

 

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U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a news conference on China in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

 

WASHINGTON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to begin the process of eliminating special U.S. treatment for Hong Kong to punish China, but stopped short of calling an immediate end to privileges that have helped the territory remain a global financial center.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166348-in-broadside-against-china-trump-moves-toward-ending-hong-kong-privileges/

 

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Seven shot in Louisville protests over killing of black woman - police

 

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Demonstrators gather outside the courthouse in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., to protest the police killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, May 28, 2020 in this still image taken from social media video. Content filmed May 28, 2020. Instagram/@the_stable_genius via REUTERS

 

(Reuters) - Seven people were shot and at least one was in critical condition after protests in Louisville, Kentucky over the killing of Breonna Taylor, a black woman fatally shot in her apartment in March, police said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166351-seven-shot-in-louisville-protests-over-killing-of-black-woman-police/

 

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Minneapolis police officer charged with murder of George Floyd

By Carlos Barria

 

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Plumes of smoke rise into the sky in the aftermath of a protest 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S., May 29, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

 

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A white former Minneapolis police officer was charged with murder on Friday after a bystander video showed him pinning his knee into the neck of an unarmed black man who later died, an incident that triggered three nights of violent protests.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166352-minneapolis-police-officer-charged-with-murder-of-george-floyd/

 

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New committee eyed for management of special economic zones

By THE NATION

 

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The National Social and Economic Development Council plans to propose that the Cabinet appoint a new committee to manage the country’s special economic zones, the council’s deputy secretary-general Anek Memongkok said today (May 29).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166355-new-committee-eyed-for-management-of-special-economic-zones/

 

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Move over James Bond; India returns alleged bird spy to Pakistan

 

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FILE PHOTO: General view of a pigeon kept by Oswald Ossie Robson, a pigeon fancier in Pelton Fell after pigeon racing was suspended as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, Britain March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Lee Smith/File Photo

 

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian police have released a pigeon belonging to a Pakistani fisherman after a probe found that the bird, which had flown across the contentious border between the nuclear-armed nations, was not a spy, two officials said on Friday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166361-move-over-james-bond-india-returns-alleged-bird-spy-to-pakistan/

 

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Opposition wants special House panel to monitor spending of huge loan

 

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Thailand’s Opposition parties will propose that the House of Representatives set up an extraordinary House committee to monitor the Government’s spending of a 1.9 trillion baht loan, which is part of three executive decrees intended to cushion COVID-19 impacts on the economy, businesses and the people.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166363-opposition-wants-special-house-panel-to-monitor-spending-of-huge-loan/

 

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The US will always be a ‘better friend’ to Thailand

By Wichit Chaitrong

The Nation

 

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US Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre

 

In an exclusive interview, Ambassador DeSombre explains how the China-US spat will not affect relations in the region and why nations will not have to take sides. Nobody will have to take sides in the US-China row, US Ambassador to Thailand Michael George DeSombre said in an exclusive interview with The Nation Group, and added that he expects more American companies to invest in the Kingdom.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1166367-the-us-will-always-be-a-‘better-friend’-to-thailand/

 

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