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Putin takes Mariupol, but wider Donbas victory slipping from reach: Analysts

   By Reuters and published by ChannelNews Asia Kyiv – Even as the Kremlin prepares to take full control of the ruins of Mariupol city, it faces the growing prospect of defeat in its bid to conquer all of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas because its badly mauled forces lack the manpower for significant advances. Russian President

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MPs push for legalization of online gaming, casinos, underground lotteries

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters LAWMAKERS ATTACHED TO pro-government splinter parties today (May 18) filed legislation to amend the Gambling Act to legalize online gaming, casinos and underground lotteries once and for all. Spearheaded by Thai Local Power Party leader/MP Chatchawal Kong-udom, the 20 proponents of the amendment to the Gambling Act of 1935 have

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Nightlife business operators lobby PM for reopening on June 1

  OPERATORS of all types of nightlife businesses asked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to quickly allow the reopening of their establishments and restore the 300 billion baht industry at the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) executive committee meeting on Friday May 20, Thansettakij said this morning (May 18). Eight nightlife associations together with 230

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