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Russia abandons Snake Island in victory for Ukraine

  By Reuters and published by Cyprus Mail RUSSIAN forces abandoned the strategic Black Sea outpost of Snake Island on Thursday (June 30) in a victory for Ukraine that could loosen the grip of Russia’s blockade on Ukrainian ports. Russia said it had decided to withdraw from the outcrop as a “gesture of goodwill” to

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Phuket-Samui Island Hopping campaign suspended due to infection

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ISLAND HOPPING campaign for foreign travellers between Koh Samui and Phuket was suspended from today (July 29) due to reported coronavirus infection on three tourist islands. Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakan confirmed the Island Hopping campaign under which fully-vaccinated foreigners may leave Phuket after a seven-day period on the

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