Distance in today’s world erects no barriers to the spread of contagion, which is why Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and the president of the Irish Farmers’ Association have issued warnings about the westward path of African swine fever, an infection that threatens no harm to humans but which kills pigs and wild boar.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
You'll notice it as you go into the big clothes shops from now on: signs done in blackboard chalk-style, and a smell of thousands of sensible shoes, which are Fabrique en Vietnam or Laos or Myanmar. (Wherever labour laws are most lax).
Mon, 23 Jul, 2018
Sat, 21 Jan, 2017
Wed, 04 Nov, 2015
Teams of French and Thai experts plied the vast and muddy Mekong River with high-tech sonar equipment today, ramping up the search for a Lao Airlines plane, 19 bodies still missing from the crash and clues to why the aircraft went down three days earlier.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
Decades after the US gave Laos a horrific distinction as the world's most heavily bombed nation per person, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledged to help get rid of millions of unexploded bombs that still pockmark the impoverished country - and still kill.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2012