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Interview with the British Embassy Consular Team in Thailand - August 2020

 

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Firstly, thank you to everyone who submitted questions on the forum and via the Thaivisa Facebook page. 

 

Full story and video interview: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177205-interview-with-the-british-embassy-consular-team-in-thailand-august-2020/

 

 

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DSI raids net Bt100m worth of fake goods, Chinese national arrested

By The Nation

 

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The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) raided eight warehouses in Bangkok on Tuesday (August 11) and confiscated counterfeit brand-name products valued at more than Bt100 million.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177251-dsi-raids-net-bt100m-worth-of-fake-goods-chinese-national-arrested/

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Airports of Thailand posts worst quarter

 

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FILE PHOTO: An empty immigration hall is pictured at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International airport amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Thailand, June 3, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Airports of Thailand Pcl <AOT.BK> on Tuesday booked its worst quarter ever after volumes plummeted due to coronavirus-related restrictions.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177297-airports-of thailand posts-worst-quarter/

 

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No plans to open Thai skies yet: Aviation authority

By The Nation

 

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has yet to consider allowing international commercial flights to enter Thailand but was monitoring the improving Covid-19 situation in many countries, said director-general Chula Sukmanop.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177300-no-plans-to-open-thai-skies-yet-aviation-authority/

 

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Deputy Attorney-General in Red Bull Heir case quits

 

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Deputy Attorney-General Nate Narksook, who endorsed the public prosecutors’ decision not to prosecute Red Bull heir Vorayuth Yoovidhya on a charge of reckless driving causing death, has tendered his resignation. 

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177303-deputy-attorney-general-in-red-bull-heir-case-quits/

 

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Pattaya’s Walking Street. Will it return to high rents and high heels?

By Tim Newton

 

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Now that Pattaya’s infamous Walking Street is open to traffic along with parking for the first time in many, many years, what’s next?

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177305-pattaya’s-walking-street-will-it-return-to-high-rents-and-high-heels/

 

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Thailand’s Economic Index Falls - Household Debt Rises

 

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BANGKOK (NNT) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the employment rate, debt and other financial burdens have been affecting the economy and Thailand’s cost of living. The country’s economic index has also decreased.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177306-thailand’s-economic-index-falls-household-debt-rises/

 

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Sea life around Mauritius dying as Japanese ship oil spill spreads

By Duncan Miriri

 

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A drone image shows the oil spillage near the area where the bulk carrier ship MV Wakashio, belonging to a Japanese company but Panamanian-flagged, ran aground on a reef, at Riviere des Creoles, Mauritius, August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Reuben Pillay

 

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Mauritian volunteers fished dead eels from oily waters on Tuesday as they tried to clean up damage to the Indian Ocean island's most pristine beaches after a Japanese bulk carrier leaked an estimated 1,000 tonnes of oil.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177308-sea-life-around-mauritius-dying-as-japanese-ship-oil-spill-spreads/

 

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Sevilla reach Europa semis as Wolves pay for penalty miss

 

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DUISBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Sevilla midfielder Lucas Ocampos headed a late goal to snatch a 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers as they reached the Europa League semi-finals on Tuesday after the English side paid the price for an early penalty miss.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177309-sevilla-reach-europa-semis-as-wolves-pay-for-penalty-miss/

 

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Four-goal Shakhtar set up Europa semi against Inter

 

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Soccer Football - Europa League - Quarter Final - Shakhtar Donetsk v Basel - Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany - August 11, 2020 Shakhtar Donetsk's Alan Patrick celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

 

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Shakhtar Donetsk booked a clash with Inter Milan in the Europa League semi-finals after goals from Brazilians Junior Moraes, Taison, Alan Patrick and Dodo gave them a 4-1 win over FC Basel in a one-sided last-eight clash on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177310-four-goal-shakhtar-set-up-europa-semi-against-inter/

 

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Celtic and Aberdeen matches postponed after quarantine breaches - SPFL

 

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FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Europa League - Group E - Celtic v Lazio - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain - October 24, 2019. Celtic's Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo in action with Lazio's Bastos. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

 

(Reuters) - Celtic and Aberdeen have had their next two Scottish Premiership matches postponed after players broke quarantine rules, the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) said on Tuesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177311-celtic-and-aberdeen-matches-postponed-after-quarantine-breaches-spfl/

 

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Democrat Joe Biden chooses U.S. Senator Kamala Harris for White House running mate

By James Oliphant

 

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(Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president, making her the first Black woman on a major party presidential ticket in U.S. history and providing him with a partner well suited to go on the attack against Republican President Donald Trump.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1177312-democrat-joe-biden-chooses-us-senator-kamala-harris-for-white-house-running-mate/

 

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