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Cabinet gives initial nod to letting passengers off cruise ships

By The Nation

 

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The Cabinet on Wednesday approved in principle guidelines for foreigners to disembark cruise liners under the Special Tourist Visa programme, deputy government spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189539-cabinet-gives-initial-nod-to-letting-passengers-off-cruise-ships/

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THAI transforms old life vests, slide rafts into fashionable handbags

By The Nation

 

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THAI launches "Re-Life Collection" of handbags and totes made from old life vests and slide rafts.

 

Thai Airways International (THAI) has turned old life vests and slide rafts into the “Re-Life Collection” of limited-edition totes and handbags.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189540-thai-transforms-old-life-vests-slide-rafts-into-fashionable-handbags/

 

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Cabinet backs plan to set up reconciliation committee

By The Nation

 

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Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha

 

The Cabinet has agreed that a reconciliation committee should be set up to find a way of resolving the ongoing political crisis, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said after attending a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189594-thai-cabinet-backs-plan-to-set-up-reconciliation-committee/

 

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Court accused of govt bias as Move Forward MP suspended for ‘media involvement’

By The Nation

 

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A court ruling to absolve 29 ruling coalition MPs but suspend an opposition MP over involvement in the media business caused outrage among pro-democracy netizens on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189596-court-accused-of-govt-bias-as-move-forward-mp-suspended-for-‘media-involvement’/

 

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Bangkok-Nong Khai high-speed rail contract inked with China

By The Nation

 

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PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, centre, presides over the signing ceremony.

 

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hailed the development of the Thai-Sino high-speed rail project as key to strengthening the country's competitiveness.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189597-bangkok-nong-khai-high-speed-rail-contract-inked-with-china/

 

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Private sector worried over economic impact of political turmoil

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The private sector has expressed concern that escalating anti-establishment protests could impact the economy, the Thai Chamber of Commerce said on Wednesday.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189598-private-sector-worried-over-economic-impact-of-political-turmoil/

 

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Competition commission to consider CP's Tesco acquisition today

By The Nation

 

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The Trade Competition Commission (TCC) will meet today to decide whether Charoen Pokphand (CP)’s acquisition of Tesco’s Thailand business could lead to a monopoly or unfair market dominance. CP already operates the 7-Eleven franchise in Thailand.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189599-competition-commission-to-consider-cps-tesco-acquisition-today/

 

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Chelsea ease to Champions League win at Krasnodar

 

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KRASNODAR, Russia (Reuters) - Chelsea kickstarted their Champions League group campaign by coasting to a 4-0 win at Krasnodar on Wednesday thanks to goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and a late strike from Christian Pulisic.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189600-chelsea-ease-to-champions-league-win-at-krasnodar/

 

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Kean at the double as PSG beat Basaksehir 2-0

 

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Paris St Germain's Moise Kean scored twice and Kylian Mbappe grabbed two assists as they overcame a sluggish start to beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0 away on Wednesday, securing their first win in this season's group stage.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189601-kean-at-the-double-as-psg-beat-basaksehir-2-0/

 

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UK government's treatment of clubs 'galling' and 'deeply unfair', says EFL chairman

 

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(Reuters) - Football clubs in England are being at best being ignored and at worst victimised by the UK government during the COVID-19 pandemic, English Football League (EFL) chairman Rick Parry has said.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189602-uk-governments-treatment-of-clubs-galling-and-deeply-unfair-says-efl-chairman/

 

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France and Germany thrust into lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps Europe

By Andreas Rinke and Sudip Kar-Gupta

 

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BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel ordered their countries back into lockdown on Wednesday, as a massive second wave of coronavirus infections threatened to overwhelm Europe before the winter.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189603-france-and-germany-thrust-into-lockdown-as-second-covid-19-wave-sweeps-europe/

 

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Ahead of U.S. election, Trump ends a U.S. restriction applying to Israeli settlements

 

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ARIEL, West Bank (Reuters) - The Trump administration lifted a decades-old ban on Wednesday that had prohibited U.S. taxpayer funding for Israeli scientific research conducted in Jewish settlements in occupied territory, drawing Palestinian condemnation.

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189604-ahead-of-us-election trump ends-a-us-restriction-applying-to-israeli-settlements/

 

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Reminder from Thai Foreign Affairs about staying in Thailand after October 31

By Caitlin Ashworth

 

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The following was sent by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding foreigners about staying in Thailand after the current visa amnesty expires

 

“Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson reiterated that all stranded foreign nationals...

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1189322-immigration-bureau-reminds-foreigners-to-apply-for-visa-extension-before-oct-31/?do=findComment&comment=15953755

 

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