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  • Thailand News

    Thailand seeks OECD membership with Germany’s support

    Thailand Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced the country’s ambition to gain membership in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He sought Germany’s support for this endeavour during a joint press conference with the German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, in Berlin. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke outlined the meeting’s details, indicating that Chancellor Scholz expressed Germany’s interest in bolstering relations, especially…

  • Thailand News

    Germany backs Thailand’s pursuit of becoming regional EV hub

    Germany pledged to increase its stake in the electric vehicle (EV) sector in Thailand, paving the way for the nation to emerge as a regional EV hub, according to Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin. This announcement was made during a press briefing on Thursday, following a discussion with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany, who is on a three-day official visit to…

  • Thailand News

    Germany grants 16 billion baht to Thailand for climate change projects

    Thailand is set to receive a significant contribution of 422 million euros (16 billion baht) from Germany, intended to fund various projects addressing climate change impacts. The announcement was made by Ernst Reichel, the German Ambassador to Thailand, during a press briefing yesterday. Reichel, who assumed his diplomatic role two months prior, underscored that climate change mitigation is a prime…

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    Thai woman arrested for money laundering suspicion at airport in Germany

    The Central Customs Authority in Germany reported the arrest of a Thai woman at Frankfurt Airport on suspicion of money laundering. The woman is still being questioned by German authorities. According to a report on the official German Customs Authority website, officers at the Frankfurt Airport security checkpoint detained the Thai woman, aged about 50, on suspicion of money laundering…

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    Sub-merging optimism: Thai’s submarine engine deal with Germany and China

    The Thai government is hopeful of a renewed agreement with Germany and China, centring around the engine for a new submarine under construction in China. Defence Minister Sutin Klungsang conveyed his confidence in a mutually beneficial deal between the three nations. The discourse involves the potential installation of a German-made engine in the Chinese manufactured submarine, as initially stipulated by…

  • Thailand News

    Thai woman murdered on street outside restaurant in Germany

    Local police officers are hunting for a suspect who murdered a 61 year old Thai restaurant owner on Kantstrasse Road in the city of Berlin in Germany. German police officers reported on Friday, August 18, that they discovered the dead body of a Thai woman, 61 year old Siliya Saiwongpanya on a footpath near Fuggerstrasse Road in the Schoeneberg neighbourhood…

  • World News

    Four suspects arrested over grand theft of ancient Celtic gold coins in Germany worth over 60 million baht

    In a significant operation in Germany that buzzed the archaeological sphere, four suspects tied to the grand theft of ancient Celtic gold coins from a museum in Manching, Bavaria were arrested recently. The treasure trove, a more than 2000 year old cache, consisted of hundreds of coins valued at about 1.6 million euros or over 60 million baht. The audacious…

  • Thailand News

    Germany’s vaccine donation: A million Pfizer doses to strengthen Thai Health Ministry

    Germany has made a vaccine donation of almost one million doses of the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine to the Thai Ministry of Public Health, planning to distribute this significant stockpile to Thai hospitals in the forthcoming weeks. This considerable vaccine donation was welcomed by Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul during an official handover ceremony at the German embassy yesterday. The ceremony…

  • World News

    China and Germany tensions worsen over Ukraine sanctions and neutrality stance

    China-Germany tensions escalated yesterday as the two nations exchanged sharp words over the Ukraine crisis. with Beijing warning the EU not to sanction Chinese firms while Berlin argued that “neutrality” in the conflict meant siding with Russia. During their second meeting in a month, Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock clashed repeatedly over the responsibilities of…

  • World News

    Intimidation tactics by Erdogan supporters in Germany ahead of Turkey’s crucial election

    Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Germany have been accused of attempting to intimidate voters ahead of the country’s crucial election. Politicians and voters have reported instances of harassment, particularly directed toward those perceived as anti-Erdogan. In Neukoelln district, Berlin, a local chapter of the opposition CHP party arranged for buses to transport voters across the city to…

  • Thailand News

    Strikes in Germany force Thai Airways to cancel 6 flights

    Strikes in Germany have forced Thai Airways International (THAI) to cancel six flights. The strikes, called by German labour unions Verdi, and EVG, representing transport workers, are related to wage disputes, Reuters reported. The strikes are expected to cause widespread disruption to railways and airports. Operations at Frankfurt and Munich airports are at a standstill. The cancelled THAI flights are: •…

  • Hot News

    Thai man lauded after saving drowning child in Germany

    A Thai man, who works in Germany, committed an act of bravery after jumping into the water to save a drowning child. According to Thai Residents, the child accidentally fell into the water, with the Thai man jumping in after. A video that was shared on Tik Tok, showed the man and child getting out of the water after they…

  • Tourism News

    Two Thai destinations win awards in Germany for sustainable tourism

    Two Thai destinations have won prestigious awards in Germany for sustainable tourism. The destinations are the island of Koh Mak, located in the eastern Trat province, and Huay Pu Keng village in the northern Mae Hong Son province. The two picturesque locations won top spots at the Green Destinations Story Awards held at ITB Berlin 2023 in Germany. The awards…

  • Thailand News

    Thai Airways cancels flights to Germany due to strikes

    Thai Airways announced the cancellation of all flights from Bangkok to Frankfurt and Munich and vice versa today – February 17 – due to labour strikes at airports all over Germany. Airport workers at major hubs in Germany are taking part in a day-long strike today over pay disrupting airline operations. Public sector workers and ground handlers are striking at…

  • World News

    25 arrested in Germany suspected of leading a ‘right-wing’ coup

    German authorities recently arrested 25 people on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. The group is believed to be part of a far-right organization led by 71-year-old Prince Heinrich XIII. The federal prosecutor’s office said the arrests were made in six German states. The arrested suspects range in age from 20 to 50 years old and are suspected of…

  • Cannabis News

    Higher than us all – Germany’s toke on the weed issue

    Germany wants adults to be able to buy as much as 30 grammes of weed for recreational use and will allow everyone to grow three marijuana plants, setting a precedent that the whole of Europe may soon follow. German health minister Karl Lauterbach said… “If this law comes to pass, it would be the most liberal project to legalise cannabis in…

  • Politics News

    Germany reveals Putin blames Ukraine for conflict

    The German Chancellor Olaf Scholz revealed yesterday that Russian President Vladimir Putin still blames Ukraine for the conflict between the two former Soviet states. Scholz called Putin on Tuesday to ask him to withdraw his troops from Ukraine and reenter negotiations to find a solution to the crisis which is having a domino effect on the world’s economy. But the…

  • Thailand Protest News

    Thai student activist charged with lèse majesté will be allowed to study in Germany

    The South Bangkok Criminal Court ruled yesterday that a student activist charged with lèse majesté who was barred from studying abroad in Germany earlier this month will now be allowed to study there. The activist, Rawisara Eksakul, nicknamed “Dear”, won a prestigious scholarship for a Master of Management in Non-Profit Organisations. The court was told that Ms Rawisara holds a…

  • Thailand News

    Bangkok criminal court won’t let activist study on scholarship in Germany

    A student activist facing lèse majesté charges won’t be allowed to study in Germany with a scholarship for a post-graduate program. Ravisara, nicknamed Dear, was charged when she read a statement in German in front of the German Embassy in Bangkok in 2020. When Dear applied to leave the country for a prestigious scholarship program, The Bangkok South Criminal Court…

  • Crime News

    50 million baht in ecstasy shipped from Germany seized by Thai Customs

    Around 23 kilograms of ecstasy shipped to Thailand from Germany was seized by Thai Customs officials. Reports say the drugs have a street value of more than 50 million baht. Two parcels, which were declared as chocolate and coffee beans, were delivered to Thailand by sea freight and were destined for Laos. The packages went through an x-ray at the…

  • Covid-19 News

    No vaccine, no entry: Germany gets tough on those who refuse to get vaccinated

    Alarmed at rising infection rates and anxious to avoid another strict lockdown, the German government is instead imposing restrictions on the unvaccinated. According to a Bloomberg report, the outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed a raft of new measures with government officials and her successor, Olaf Scholz. Unvaccinated people in Germany will face limits on which public events they can…

  • Sports NewsGermany brush off Portugal as World Cup 2023 beckons

    Germany brush off Portugal as World Cup 2023 beckons

    Three goals in the first half hour helped Germany to a win in Portugal that takes them a step closer to World Cup 2023. It may not have been as emphatic as recent victories but Germany have now won six in a row. SOURCE: DW News

  • Sports NewsGermany record biggest World Cup qualifying win yet against Turkey

    Germany record biggest World Cup qualifying win yet against Turkey

    Germany continued their perfect World Cup qualifying campaign with another huge win, this time against Turkey in Braunschweig. Tuesday’s meeting with Portugal will prove a tougher test. SOURCE: DW News

  • World NewsGermany's new Africa policy holds few surprises

    Germany’s new Africa policy holds few surprises

    The word “Africa” only appears four times in the coalition deal unveiled this week by the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens, and the business-focused Free Democrats (FDP), which will form Germany’s next government. That’s considerably less than 15 times “Africa” appeared in the coalition treaty between the previous government of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the SPD,…

  • Covid-19 News

    Austria to enter lockdown Monday, Germany may follow

    As Europe is increasingly engulfed in another wave of Covid-19 infections, Austria announced it will go into a full lockdown on Monday, and Germany in a national emergency is considering following with a lockdown of its own. The announcement makes Austria the first country in Western Europe to go back into a lockdown in the face of a worsening Covid-19…

  • Sports NewsFive questions about Hansi Flick’s Germany after perfect start

    Five questions about Hansi Flick’s Germany after perfect start

    Germany’s 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign ended with a 4-1 win in Armenia. After seven straight victories under Hansi Flick, DW’s writers answer the five biggest questions about Germany under their new head coach. SOURCE: DW News

  • Sports NewsWorld Cup qualifying: Armenia vs. Germany — live updates

    World Cup qualifying: Armenia vs. Germany — live updates

    Thomas Müller captains Germany for their final World Cup qualifier against Armenia. With 12 players missing, Hansi Flick has given a few squad players a chance in the starting lineup. Follow all the action with DW. SOURCE: DW News

  • Sports NewsWorld Cup qualifying: Armenia vs. Germany — live updates

    Armenia vs. Germany: World Cup qualifier live buildup

    With several regulars absent due to coronavirus regulations and qualification long since assured, Hansi Flick has a chance to experiment in Germany’s final qualifier for Qatar 2022. Follow all the buildup right here. SOURCE: DW News

  • Sports NewsWorld Cup qualifying: Germany vs. Liechtenstein — live updates

    World Cup qualifying: Germany vs. Liechtenstein — live updates

    Already assured of a place in Qatar, Germany gets set to play its final home World Cup qualifier against minnow Liechtenstein. Off the pitch, the camp has been rocked by a COVID-19 infection. SOURCE: DW News

  • Sports NewsGermany coach Hansi Flick: 'Quickest way out of pandemic is to get vaccinated'

    Germany coach Hansi Flick: ‘Quickest way out of pandemic is to get vaccinated’

    After Germany and Bayern Munich defender Niklas Süle tested positive for COVID-19, forcing four more teammates to go into quarantine, national team coach Hansi Flick has encouraged his players to get vaccinated. SOURCE: DW News