Russia is the biggest gas supplier to the Europe and the announcement of Russia’s state-owned gas company on Monday about an unexpected, drastic cut in supply to Europe is disturbing and alarming for the whole world (“Russian gas cut to Europe hits economic hopes; Ukraine calls for action,” 26 July, Gulf Today website).
Europe faces a much tougher task to rebuild gas stocks next year compared with this winter, meaning energy bills are likely to stay high and governments could have to implement painful rationing measures they have so far avoided. Previously dominant, gas supplies from Russia have since late August been greatly reduced, meaning the
Three European diplomats told Reuters on Thursday that the European Union was likely to impose travel bans and asset freezes on allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, possibly as soon as this month, after France and Germany signalled their willingness to move ahead.
The Russian deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in neighbouring Belarus has provoked, and predictably too, a negative reaction from the United States, the other big nuclear power which has deployed tactical nuclear weapons in NATO member-countries at the beginning of the Cold War in the 1950s. Russia has said the US
New York has been losing people to other states for a while. But something new happened during the pandemic: The people who left had higher incomes than those who stayed behind — much higher. The 2020-21 numbers here were released in late April by the Internal Revenue Service. They sort taxpayers by whether and
The Dubai Criminal Court that jailed a person for 3 years and fined him Dhs10,000 on charges of stabbing an Asian, after they quarrelled over the priority of having dinner, is laudable and people should think twice before committing a crime (“Man stabbed for not allowing another man to skip queue at order counter of a Dubai
Celine Dion has always been an icon. At school in the 1990s, she solidified her place in our teenage hearts with (of course) “My Heart Will Go On”, the standout track from weepy blockbuster Titanic (which, I confess, I saw three times at the cinema. Yes, that’s nearly 10 hours of my life I’ll never get back). I remember vividly going