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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin By Andreas Rinke and Vladimir Soldatkin Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the guest house Meseberg Palace in Gransee, Germany August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053468-tough-talks-no-agreements-at-merkel-putin-meeting-near-berlin/
  2. Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin By Andreas Rinke and Vladimir Soldatkin Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the guest house Meseberg Palace in Gransee, Germany August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but the meeting had simply been intended to "check the watches" after Merkel's meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May. Ties between the two countries have been strained since Russia's annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014. The two leaders both viewed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project as a purely commercial venture, despite persistent fire by the U.S. and Ukrainian governments, Peskov said. "That’s why it is necessary to take measures against possible non-competitive and illegal attacks from the third countries in order to complete this project eventually," he told reporters shortly before Putin flew back to Russia. It was not immediately clear what such "measures" could entail. At the start of the talks, Merkel underscored her expectation that Ukraine should continue to have a role in gas transit to Europe, and welcomed the start of discussions among the European Union, Ukraine and Russia on that issue. Putin, speaking at the German government's Meseburg castle, said such a move had to make sense from a business perspective. "The main thing is that the Ukrainian transit – which is traditional for us - meets economic demands," he said. "Nord Stream 2 is exclusively an economic project." The United States is pressing Berlin to halt the pipeline that will carry gas from Russia under the Baltic Sea, arguing it will increase Germany's dependence on Russia for energy. Ukraine fears the pipeline will allow Russia to cut it off from the gas transit business, while Germany's eastern European neighbours worry about Russian encroachment. Peskov said the threat of possible U.S. sanctions against companies involved in the project was not discussed on Saturday. Standing beside Putin before the talks, Merkel said both countries - but especially Russia as a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council - had a responsibility to try to solve the ongoing fighting in Ukraine and Syria. She said she also planned to raise potentially thorny human rights issues with Putin, and discuss bilateral relations. "I am of the opinion that controversial issues can only be addressed in dialogue and through dialogue," she said. Both leaders raised concerns about Syria and the plight of the many refugees created by the seven-year-old war there. Merkel said it was important to avert a humanitarian crisis in Idlib, Syria and the surrounding region, and said she and Putin had already discussed the issue of constitutional reforms and possible elections when they last met in Sochi in May. Putin told reporters that everything must be done to help Syrian refugees to return to their country and that Syria needed assistance to rebuild. The two leaders took no questions. On Ukraine, Merkel said she hoped fresh efforts could be undertaken at the beginning of the new school year to disentangle Ukrainian military forces and separatists on the front lines in the Donbass region. Putin arrived in Germany on Saturday evening after a stop at an Austrian vineyard where he danced with Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding to entrepreneur Wolfgang Meilinger. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper Germany hoped to "create new momentum" in the Minsk peace process. Sanctions relief for Russia would only be negotiated if the Minsk accord was implemented, he added. Maas said he had spoken with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin this week, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to visit Berlin again on Sept. 14 after a meeting with Merkel in the German capital last month. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Whale shark sighted off Phuket By Kritsada Mueanhawong A whale shark was sighted off Ao Tue in Koh Racha yesterday (August 17). Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053467-whale-shark-sighted-off-phuket/
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    Whale shark sighted off Phuket

    Whale shark sighted off Phuket By Kritsada Mueanhawong A whale shark was sighted off Ao Tue in Koh Racha yesterday (August 17). Videos and pictures posted by a personal facebook page ‘Saran Hassaya’ have been shared widely in social media. Videos and photos were taken yesterday by female tour guide Kristsada Sukjacharee who is also a dive instructor of the ‘Blue Corner’ tour boat company and a volunteer with Go Eco Phuket Club. Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/whale-shark-sighted-off-phuket -- © Copyright The Thaiger 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    More fake goods seized in Patong By Kritsada Mueanhawong Yesterday (August 17) police and soldiers raided a warehouse in Patong and seized more than 200 counterfeit goods. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053466-more-fake-goods-seized-in-patong/
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    More fake goods seized in Patong

    More fake goods seized in Patong By Kritsada Mueanhawong Yesterday (August 17) police and soldiers raided a warehouse in Patong and seized more than 200 counterfeit goods. A team of officers from the Economic Crime Suppression Division (ECD) joined the raid at the warehouse of Lanta Souvenir in Patong’s OTOP Market on Rat-Uthit 200 pi Road. 28 year old Wut Boonkanpai was present and was acting as the shop’s care taker. Wut was taken to the Patong Police Station where he has been charged with selling counterfeit goods. Full story: https://thethaiger.com/news/phuket/more-fake-goods-seized-in-patong -- © Copyright The Thaiger 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants By Anthony Boadle FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan men erect their tent to sleep as they wait to show their passports or identity cards next day at the Pacaraima border control, Roraima state, Brazil August 8, 2018. Picture taken August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce BRASILIA (Reuters) - Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053464-brazilian-border-town-residents-drive-out-venezuelan-immigrants/
  8. Brazilian border town residents drive out Venezuelan immigrants By Anthony Boadle FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan men erect their tent to sleep as they wait to show their passports or identity cards next day at the Pacaraima border control, Roraima state, Brazil August 8, 2018. Picture taken August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Nacho Doce BRASILIA (Reuters) - Angry residents of the Brazilian border town of Pacaraima ran riot and drove out Venezuelan immigrants on Saturday after a local restaurant owner was stabbed and beaten, residents and government officials said. The demonstrations forced hundreds of Venezuelans to flee back across the frontier on foot and residents set fire to the belongings they left behind and to tires to block the only road crossing between the two countries, video images released by the state of Roraima government showed. The outburst of anger was sparked by the robbery and severe beating of a resident in his home on Friday night by four Venezuelans, Roraima state security secretary Giuliana Castro said by telephone. The four Venezuelan suspects stole 23,000 reais ($5,800) from the restaurant owner, identified only as Raimundo. He suffered head injuries and was taken to hospital unconscious but was reported to be out of danger, said Castro, who is also head of the state's police force. After crossing back into their country, Venezuelans migrants attacked a group of 30 Brazilians who were shopping across the border and who had to be taken to a shelter, Castro said. Venezuela's government expressed concern about reports of attacks on its citizens and a "massive eviction" of Venezuelans, and asked Brazil to guarantee their safety. A foreign ministry statement said the violence was fuelled by xenophobia. Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have poured over the border into Roraima state over the last few years, fleeing economic and political turmoil in their country. The influx has overwhelmed the state's social services and brought a rise in crime, prostitution and disease, and has sparked incidents of xenophobia, Brazilian government officials say. A Pacaraima resident who asked to be identified only as Ismael said by telephone that the four Venezuelans allegedly entered the restaurant owner's home, tied him and his wife up and stabbed and beat the man severely before robbing his house. "The people here are up in arms. They are burning the belonging of Venezuelans who were camped out here," Ismael said. He said police were looking for the four men. "Out, out, out! Go back to Venezuela," demonstrators shouted at the Venezuelans as they rushed passed the border post carrying what they could, video images distributed by the Roraima government showed. Brazilian army soldiers stationed at Pacaraima to help maintain order asked Venezuelan immigrants to return across the border for their own safety, Castro said. Venezuela's economy has been in steep decline and there are periodic waves of protests against the leftist government of President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro argues that he is the victim of a Washington-led "economic war" designed to sabotage his administration through sanctions and price-gouging. "The only people responsible for this tragedy are Maduro and his gang," tweeted Venezuelan opposition politician Ismael Garcia about the flare-up in Brazil. The Roraima government has declared the immigration influx a social crisis and asked Brazil's federal government to close the border, which it will not do for humanitarian reasons. The Brazilian government said late on Saturday that it was sending more troops to Pacaraima to back up border police. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Newcastle's Kenedy has last-minute penalty saved in stalemate Soccer Football - Premier League - Cardiff City v Newcastle United- Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - August 18, 2018 Cardiff City's Neil Etheridge celebrates with Callum Paterson after saving a penalty REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (Reuters) - A nightmare afternoon for Newcastle United's loan signing Kenedy ended with the Brazilian having a penalty saved with almost the final kick of a dismal and goalless Premier League stalemate at Cardiff City. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053463-newcastles-kenedy-has-last-minute-penalty-saved-in-stalemate/
  10. Newcastle's Kenedy has last-minute penalty saved in stalemate Soccer Football - Premier League - Cardiff City v Newcastle United- Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - August 18, 2018 Cardiff City's Neil Etheridge celebrates with Callum Paterson after saving a penalty REUTERS/Rebecca Naden (Reuters) - A nightmare afternoon for Newcastle United's loan signing Kenedy ended with the Brazilian having a penalty saved with almost the final kick of a dismal and goalless Premier League stalemate at Cardiff City. With Newcastle down to 10 men after a straight red card for Isaac Hayden, Kenedy spurned a golden and unlikely chance to steal all three points, putting a seal on one of the most inauspicious individual displays seen in the Premier League. The on-loan Chelsea winger, whose poor 96th minute spot kick was kept out by Neil Etheridge, should not even have been on the pitch after his wild kick out at Victor Camarasa went unseen by referee Craig Pawson in the first half. Kenedy did not even complete a single pass during the first 45 minutes, the first time that indignity has befallen a Premier League outfield player since Blackburn Rovers' Nikola Kalinic against Birmingham City in March 2010. Asked why the Brazilian took the penalty, awarded for a stoppage time handball by Sean Morrison, after his confidence-sapping afternoon, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez said: "Kenedy was the designated penalty taker. "First it was Matt Ritchie (who had been substituted) but then it was Kenedy. "It was a poor penalty, he's not happy he missed a good chance. We win as a team and lose as a team, I am not concerned about the fact he missed a penalty, he has to take responsibility." Cardiff manager Neil Warnock said he felt the penalty miss was "poetic justice" after his side had dominated most of the game and because Morrison's handball had actually occurred just outside the box. "Sometimes you don't get what you deserve. The lad Kenedy shouldn't have been on the pitch. It was straight red, but I never saw it," he told Sky Sports. "Regarding the penalty, Morrison's hand is outside the box and his body is inside." A lowlight among many in a game which demonstrated only how difficult victories are going to be for both these mediocre outfits came in the 66th minute with a reckless studs up challenge from behind by Hayden on Josh Murphy. The midfielder, who had only come on as a substitute at halftime, was shown a straight red but Kenedy's earlier petulant kick out had been even worse as was a later foul by Cardiff's loan signing Harry Arter. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Wilson shines as Bournemouth beat West Ham 2-1 Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth - London Stadium, London, Britain - August 18, 2018 West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna in action with Bournemouth's Callum Wilson Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs LONDON (Reuters) - Striker Callum Wilson scored a stunning goal which helped Bournemouth come from behind in a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday and stretched their fine Premier League start to two wins in as many games. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053462-wilson-shines-as-bournemouth-beat-west-ham-2-1/
  12. Wilson shines as Bournemouth beat West Ham 2-1 Soccer Football - Premier League - West Ham United v AFC Bournemouth - London Stadium, London, Britain - August 18, 2018 West Ham's Angelo Ogbonna in action with Bournemouth's Callum Wilson Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs LONDON (Reuters) - Striker Callum Wilson scored a stunning goal which helped Bournemouth come from behind in a 2-1 victory at West Ham United on Saturday and stretched their fine Premier League start to two wins in as many games. West Ham, in contrast, slipped to the bottom of the table after a second successive defeat following a 4-0 drubbing by Liverpool in the opening round, piling early pressure on their new manager Manuel Pellegrini. The Hammers looked set to claim their first win of the season after Marko Arnautovic drilled in a 33rd-minute penalty, awarded by referee Stuart Wilson after the linesman confirmed that Nathan Ake tripped Javier Hernandez. But the tide turned in the second half after Austria striker Arnautovic wasted an excellent chance to double West Ham's lead on the stroke of halftime, as keeper Asmir Begovic did well to save his fizzing low shot. Wilson, who also missed a sitter in the opening half with the score 0-0, produced a breathtaking equaliser on the hour. The striker powered his way past four defenders after picking the ball up at the halfway line and threaded it through the legs of West Ham keeper Lukasz Fabianski. West Ham were reeling and defender Steve Cook completed Bournemouth's comeback six minutes later, stooping to head a close-range header into the roof of the net off the ground after Ryan Fraser floated in a free kick from the right. Wilson, who scored a hat-trick in Bournemouth's 4-3 defeat of West Ham in August 2015 which was his team's first-ever Premier League win, was delighted. "We made hard work of it, being 1-0 down is never easy away from home and we showed great character," he told the BBC. "Nice for little old Bournemouth. Now it is about being consistent, we have another tough game next week," he added referring to the home tie with Everton and also gave his account of the wonder-goal. "I was stretching for the ball, turned, started running and it was opening up for me. I saw a gap burst through and showed composure at the end." West Ham face an uphill task in the next round when they visit city rivals Arsenal and if their early form is anything to go by, the Hammers are in for a tough season. -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Kane finally nets in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1 Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 18, 2018 Tottenham's Harry Kane in action Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane finally ended his August goalscoring drought as England's World Cup luminaries inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a morale-boosting 3-1 Premier League win over newcomers Fulham on Saturday. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053460-kane-finally-nets-in-august-as-spurs-beat-fulham-3-1/
  14. Kane finally nets in August as Spurs beat Fulham 3-1 Soccer Football - Premier League - Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - August 18, 2018 Tottenham's Harry Kane in action Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Kane finally ended his August goalscoring drought as England's World Cup luminaries inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a morale-boosting 3-1 Premier League win over newcomers Fulham on Saturday. At the end of a week when news of their delayed move to their new stadium left fans frustrated, Spurs gave them plenty to cheer at their temporary home with England captain Kane and Kieran Trippier, who scored a glorious free kick, guiding them to victory. Spurs' first-half dominance was rewarded by Lucas Moura's clinical 43rd minute strike, his first league goal. However, Fulham hit back after the break as Aleksandar Mitrovic, soon after hitting the post, nodded home a 52nd-minute equaliser while on the floor. Three minutes after Trippier's beauty, a similar effort to his strike against Croatia in the World Cup semi-final, Kane, who had already had an early goal disallowed and hit the bar, at last broke his August hoodoo. He was delighted that his 77th minute clinical finish ended the statistical oddity that he had never previously scored a Premier League goal in 14 attempts in that particular month. "Wish every game could be in August," tweeted Kane afterwards, with tongue doubtless firmly in cheek. "It looked like it would be one of those days for me, but that is the game of a striker," he also told Sky Sports after his goal sealed a second straight win for Spurs. "I thought we played really well and created a lot of chances. But credit to Fulham. Only after about 60 minutes did we start to take it into more dangerous areas." Manager Mauricio Pochettino made no signings in the close season, with Kane again feeling that their display backed up the club's policy. "The gaffer has said he is not going to just bring in players for the sake of it. We have been playing with each other for a long time this team," said Kane. "It is a good start with two wins out of two." -- © Copyright Reuters 2018-08-19
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    Thailand Live Sunday 19 Aug 2018

    Richarlison strikes again as Silva's Everton sink Saints Soccer Football - Premier League - Everton v Southampton - Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - August 18, 2018 Everton's Richarlison celebrates scoring their second goal with Seamus Coleman REUTERS/Peter Powell (Reuters)- - Brazilian winger Richarlison continued his sparkling start to the season with his third goal in two games as Everton beat Southampton 2-1 in new manager Marco Silva's first home game in charge at Goodison Park. Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1053459-richarlison-strikes-again-as-silvas-everton-sink-saints/
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