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Coronavirus: second group of Chinese tourists set to fly to Thailand on Monday

A second group of Chinese tourists are expected to leave Guangzhou for Bangkok on Monday under a new visa arrangement introduced by Thailand to help revive its tourism industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.Most of the group will be travelling under the special tourist visa (STV) scheme that was introduced by Bangkok after an earlier plan to allow people to visit only designated destinations like Phuket or Koh Samui was scrapped for fear of infection risks.According to…

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this summer. “I was champing at the bit,” said Murdoch, who moved to Austin from Australia shortly after President Donald Trump took office, and cast a ballot last week to vote him out. It’s a rush to the polls in Texas like seldom seen before.

Did Kim Il-sung imagine his ‘martyred’ Chinese best friend Zhang Weihua?

Zhang Weihua is a household name in North Korea, but little known elsewhere – even in his native China. A childhood friend of the North Korean founder Kim Il-sung, Zhang hailed from Fusong in modern-day Jilin province.The pair, according to two chapters devoted to the subject in Kim’s memoirs With the Century, remained friends right up until the 25-year-old Zhang took his own life – 83 years ago on Tuesday – in a bid to protect the future “eternal president” of North Korea from capture by the…

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump threaten to sue over ‘malicious’ Times Square billboards

US President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, both top White House aides, are threatening to sue a group of anti-Trump Republicans for posting billboard ads in New York City’s Times Square linking them to the country’s almost 225,000 coronavirus deaths.A lawyer representing Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, made the threat in a letter to the Lincoln Project, calling the ads “false, malicious and defamatory” and saying they constituted “outrageous and shameful libel”.“If these…

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