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.
Seventeen days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian gas continues to flow to Europe through Ukraine. The fighting is hard, many of the Ukrainian cities are in a rubble, and because of the destruction of infrastructure in the urban areas, people have
Fears in European Union that Italy’s far right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni would create problems in the continent facing economic and political problems seem to have eased as many heave a sigh of relief that Meloni in her first 100 days in office has walked a moderate path. The fiery leader of Brothers of Italy, an avowedly
Smoking is prohibited in all places in most parts of the world. It’s prohibited not only because it is dangerous to the health of the smokers but the smoke they exhale is dangerous to the health of those around them. Smokers create passive smokers. But did you know that a watchdog in the UK wants to prohibit another habit from the
The weather in the United Arab Emirates has now become so loveable and pleasant with the pouring rain in a chilly winter season (“Hailstorm and rain lash UAE, temperature drops significantly across the country,” Jan. 26, Gulf Today website). According to the report, heavy rain lashed several areas of the UAE on Wednesday
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