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  • Ukraine

    Who blew it? Putin blames UK Royal Navy for Nord Stream blast

    Russia’s defence ministry has accused the British Royal Navy of sabotaging the Nord Stream gas pipelines last month, a claim that London vigorously denies. Moscow did not provide any evidence to back up its assertion, saying that “British specialists” from the same unit directed Ukrainian drone attacks on the Russian Black Sea fleet in Crimea causing minor damage to a…

  • Coronavirus (Covid-19)

    Thailand’s domestic tourism provided 4 times the number of international travellers in 2019

    Thailand has had plenty of interruptions to its tourism industry over the past two decades… There was that other coronavirus scare, ‘SARS’, in 2003, the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the global recession and riots in Thailand in 2009, major flooding at the end of 2011, political demonstration in 2013 and 2014, the bloodless military coup of May, 2014, the bombing…