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22 May at 9 AM

Expat worker in Spain shocked at son’s suitcase arrival

The father of a Moroccan boy caught being smuggled into Spain in a suitcase has denied knowing anything about what was happening. The eight-year-old boy in question was apprehended in Cueta, an autonomous city of Spain that adjoins Morocco, after officials discovered him inside a suitcase. His father, Ali Ouattara from the Ivory Coast,...
22 May at 9 AM

Thailand-based expat denies posting anti-Filipino comment

A foreign business owner in Thailand has denied posting unsavoury remarks about Filipinos on Facebook after he received hundreds of threats in return. Craig Thompson was initially advertising jobs available in the northeast of Thailand but things soon turned ugly when he was asked why he was refusing to employ Filipinos. The jobs in...
21 May at 6 PM

South Korea blasted over teacher HIV test

Members of the UN rights team have criticised South Korea for insisting that an expat teacher from New Zealand had to have an HIV test prior to her teaching contract being renewed. The woman, Lisa Griffin, was refused the chance to have her teaching contract renewed in 2009 because she said she would not undergo the test on the grounds...
21 May at 6 PM

Saudi family shocked by daughter’s relationship with Indian

A Saudi Arabian family received the shock of their lives when their daughter informed them that she had fallen in love with an Indian labourer and wanted to wed him. A report in the Gulf state said that the angry girl’s father went straight to the Indian’s employer in an attempt to get him to deport him but was unsuccessful. The...
20 May at 11 AM

Expat Australian teacher fighting for life in Phuket after motorbike accident

An English teacher in the Thai resort island of Phuket is in a coma after being involved in a motorbike accident in Patong on Friday night. Australian Louise Warren, who has been working at Patong Language School, was transferred to Bangkok Phuket Hospital on Monday for further treatment, announced a nurse at Vachira Hospitla where she had...
20 May at 9 AM

Expats in Africa have highest salaries but work longest hours

A global survey has revealed that expats in Africa earns more money than their counterparts elsewhere, bringing in an average of £160,000 per year. However, the downside to the high salaries received on the world’s poorest continent is that expats there are working longer hours than anywhere else, with four out of 10 nations on the...
19 May at 11 AM

Manpower agencies to be hit by Indonesia’s ban on housemaids

The government of Indonesia’s plan to completely cease allowing new domestic workers to go to 21 countries will dramatically affect many recruitment and manpower agencies in Qatar. According to senior staff from these agencies, about 50 to 70% of domestic workers they help bring to Qatar come from Indonesia. They expect it to hit their...
19 May at 9 AM

Hong Kong: Drunk Brit rescued off the Peak after getting lost

A helicopter had to air lift a drunk Brit to safety after he lost his way at Hong Kong's Victoria Peak. The British man, aged 27, apparently got confused about which direction to walk in and then found himself in Victoria Peak’s heavily forested area at around 5am. He then proceeded to fall down a steep slope, after which he managed to...
18 May at 6 PM

Worten electrical store angers expats with faulty goods

One of the biggest electrical chains in Spain have angered a couple of expats after they refused to issue a refund or to replace faulty items. Both men said that the customer service was non-existent at Worten’s Fuengirola and Marbella stores after appliances they deemed as useless arrived either broken or became faulty quickly. Expat...
18 May at 6 PM

Confused Hong Kong Expat signs petition by mistake

An expat living in Hong Kong was forced to remove her name from a petition after new crews pointed out to her that she was adding her name to a petition which supported the political reform proposal backed by the government. Roisin Rainy, a resident of Hong Kong for 30 years, thought she was signing a petition for the chief executive...
13 May at 4 PM

UK election success for Philippine expat

An expat Filipina woman has been elected as the councillor of Hertsmere borough and Elstree and Borehamwood town in last week’s UK general election. The victory of Conservative party member, Cynthia Alcantara Barker, marked the first time that a Filipino has been elected to a public office of this level in UK politics. Speaking to The...
13 May at 4 PM

Indonesian expats banned form working in 21 Middle East countries

Due to claims of legal and human rights violations, Indonesia has placed a ban on new maids from moving to and working in 21 countries in the Middle East such as Saudi Arabia and UAE in protest against working conditions. When Saudi Arabia executed two Indonesian maids with no warning, it angered the world’s largest Muslim...
12 May at 6 PM

Many British expats unable to vote due to 'broken system

‘There have been many complaints from across the world by British expats as they were unable to vote in last week’s UK General Election. Many British living abroad received their postal vote papers too late in order for them to return their votes in time for them to be counted. David Cameron, the leader of the Conservative party, is...
12 May at 6 PM

Expats US to receive YipTV OTT TV service

You Individualised Personalised TV, otherwise known as the YipTV service, will provide access to 50 international services for a fee of US$14.99 per month on a rolling contract. This service will be available on smart TVs, online, and on Google Chromecast, Android and iOS devices. Channels which will be available include Antena 3, BeIN...
11 May at 6 PM

Asia’s Highest Expatriate Packages Offered in Japan

A recent survey from ECA International has revealed that expatriates living in Japan earn the highest pay and receive the best benefit packages in the whole of Asia, with expat managers generally expecting to receive a package totalling nearly US$375,000. The MyExpatriate Market Pay Survey which was carried out by ECA looked at expatriate...
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  • "The law has been passed this week and Spain offers arguably the most attractive "Golden Visa" option in Europe. We should not expect this to move the market in Spain. We are talking about investment over €500,000, the luxury end. And nationwide we would expect no more than a few hundred transactions in the first year. But it is a positive..." left by La Vida Spain on New Spanish property investment visa draws Chinese and Russians
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