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thailand visa

Thailand to launch double-entry visa

The Thai government has announced a new double-entry tourist visa. The government says the new measures would allow a visitor to go in and out...
austria passport

Austria braces for passport rush

Austria is expecting a “significant increase” in applications for new passports by citizens in 2020. Austrian broadcaster ORF reports the rush is anticipated as every...

Euro banknotes new signature

Christine Lagarde, new president of the European Central Bank, has added her signature to euro banknotes. Lagarde – who signed the bills at the ECB’s...
nepal passport

Nepal battling with passport shortage

Nepal’s stock of passports is running low. According to reports, the government is looking at an administrative crisis that could derail the plans of thousands...
Excellence in Holography

Excellence in Holography Award winners

An advanced optical anti-counterfeiting solution for banknotes has won at the Excellence in Holography Awards 2019, organised by the industry trade body International Hologram...
truck deaths

Driver admits to 2 charges in ‘VIP package’ scheme

Latest in truck deaths: A British driver accused of the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a truck, pleaded guilty to conspiring...

India’s smart voter ID card boasts new features

The Election Commission of India (EC) has introduced new ID cards with coloured and more authentic-looking Elector Photo Identity Cards, popularly known as EPIC. The...

Ukraine welcomes e-licence for drivers

Electronic driver's licences will be available for Ukrainian drivers as early as December. "Two or three weeks before the new year, it will be possible...

No more free long-term visas for Estonians

Ukraine has stopped giving long-term visas to Estonian citizens for free, after Estonia did the same. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the resolution...

Bitcoin lowest in six months

Bitcoin sank to its lowest level in six months amid concerns about a crackdown on cryptocurrency operations by China. Bloomberg reports it is the first...