Crimean bridge

After a massive explosion, a Crimean bridge has been partially restored to traffic: why are bridges important?

Russia’s sole bridge to Crimea has reopened to traffic partially, hours after a major explosion caused portions of it to collapse. Limited road traffic resumed around 10 hours after the incident, and the Russian Ministry of Transport approved the return of rail service. Authorities are already permitting automobiles and coaches […]

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‘COVID is a dictator’s dream’: Pandemic may have advanced authoritarianism, experts warn – National

Here’s some of what happened while the world was distracted by the coronavirus: Hungary banned the public depiction of homosexuality. China shut Hong Kong’s last pro-democracy newspaper. Brazil’s government extolled dictatorship. And Belarus hijacked a passenger plane to arrest a journalist. COVID-19 has absorbed the world’s energies and isolated […]

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