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Rogue Russian Oil Tankers Fueled North Korea Via Transfers at Sea

  – MOSCOW – Russian tankers have supplied fuel to North Korea on at least three occasions in recent months by transferring cargoes at sea, according to two senior Western European security sources, providing an economic lifeline to the secretive Communist state. The sales of oil or oil products from Russia, the world’s second biggest […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

South Korea Seizes Second Ship Suspected of Illegal Oil Transfers to North Korea

  – SEOUL – South Korean authorities have seized a Panama-flagged oil tanker suspected of violating U.N. sanctions on North Korea, the second such episode revealed this week. The vessel, named KOTI, was seized at Pyeongtaek-Dangjin port, on the west coast south of Incheon, an official told Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Tens of Thousands of Iranians Protest Against the Islamic Republic’s Clerical Elite

– TEHRAN – Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution. Tens of thousands of Iranians have protested across the country since Thursday against the Islamic Republic’s un-elected clerical elite and Iranian foreign policy […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

On Third Day of Thailand’s New Years “Seven Dangerous Days” 167 Killed, 1793 Injured

  CHIANG RAI – Casualties from the first three days of the “Seven Dangerous Days” of safety driving campaign have risen to 167 killed and 1,793 injured, with drunk driving being the main culprit of the road carnage. According to the Centre for the Prevention and Reduction of Road Accidents during the New Year’s festival, […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in Regional News | Read More »

Chiang Rai’s Third Army Ramps Up Security at Myanmar Boarder

– CHIANG RAI – Third Army commander Wijak Siribansop has told Thai media that soldiers along the Thai-Myanmar border have beefed up patrols to ward off an expected influx of drugs. Commander Wijak Siribansop said 300 to 400 million methamphetamine pills are expected to be smuggled into Thailand from Myanmar by ethnic drug networks seeking […]

December 31st, 2017 | Posted in Chiangrai News | Read More »

Is Video Game Addiction Really Just Unscientific Bullshit?

– The World Health Organization is on the verge of officially recognizing a phenomenon that researchers have been studying since the Super Nintendo era: video game addiction. Scientists and public health advocates who back the move say that compulsive video-game playing is a discrete disorder that can seriously damage a person’s mental and physical health. […]

December 30th, 2017 | Posted in Health | Read More »

27 Year-Old Ivory Coast Woman Arrested at Phuket Airport with Over a Kilo of Cocaine in Her Stomach

– PHUKET -A 27-year-old woman from the Ivory Coast has been arrested on the Thai island of Phuket after an airport X-ray found more than one kilogram of cocaine in her stomach wrapped in scores of small packets. The woman was stopped by officials late Wednesday night at Phuket’s international airport after landing on a […]

December 30th, 2017 | Posted in Tourist in the News | Read More »

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