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North Korea calls for urgent UN measures in response to seizure of cargo ship by ‘gangster’ US

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Pyongyang has urged the UN to act after North Korea’s bulk carrier, the Wise Honest, was captured by US forces. It was seized a year after being detained in Indonesia. Pyongyang’s UN representative Kim Song has sent a letter on Friday to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for immediate action to be taken to return the Read More

Factbox: IMO 2020 – a major shake-up for oil and shipping

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(Reuters) – Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades. United Nations shipping agency the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met in London this week for the only Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) session this year and will fine Read More

Greenpeace to receive $3 million in settlement with Russia

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Greenpeace will receive 2.7 million euros ($3 million) from Russia under a settlement reached between the Dutch state and Moscow, the environmental group said on Friday. The agreement should end years of legal battles following the seizure by Russian authorities of a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, the Arctic Sunrise, in 2013 and the Read More

China warns U.S. move against Huawei could hurt trade talks

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WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The Trump administration’s decision to sanction and potentially cripple Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd garnered a sharp rebuke on Thursday from Beijing, which warned that the move could damage trade talks. A Huawei logo is seen at an exhibition during the World Intelligence Congress in Tianjin, China May 16, 2019. Read More

China confirms formal arrest of two Canadians after months-long detention

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China has officially arrested two Canadian citizens who have been detained for months on national security grounds in a case that has exacerbated tensions between Beijing and Ottawa. The two men – Michael Kovrig, a former diplomat, and Michael Spavor, a China-based businessman who organized trips to North Korea – were detained last December. China’s Read More

Gabon finds 200 missing containers of rare hardwood – prosecutor

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LIBREVILLE (Reuters) – Gabon has recovered 200 containers of protected hardwood out of a larger haul that was confiscated by the authorities earlier this year and then went missing, a senior prosecutor said late on Monday. The announcement followed a promise from Gabon’s president to punish those responsible for the theft in April of 353 Read More

Vessel seizure is US attempt to bring NK ‘to its knees’ with ‘maximum pressure’ – Pyongyang

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North Korea on Tuesday hit out at the US seizure of one of its cargo vessels, accusing Washington of defying the “underlying spirit” of their new diplomatic relationship and trying to bring Pyongyang to its knees. In a statement, released via the North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), an unnamed Foreign Ministry spokesperson accused Read More

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

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By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is “probable cause” of an offence. Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek Read More

Paris tourist trap drowned in fake blood by environmental activists

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The steps of the Trocadero in Paris were drowned in fake blood on Sunday as environmental activists called for a stop to the “sixth mass extinction” of the Earth’s species as shocked tourists watched. Members of the Extinction Rebellion campaign group spilled around 300 liters of fake blood on the steps opposite the Eiffel Tower Read More

US seizes N. Korea’s 2nd largest bulk carrier ship amid spiraling tensions

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The US Justice Department has taken possession of North Korea’s second-largest freighter, seized in Indonesia last year for allegedly shipping coal in violation of UN sanctions, ratcheting up tensions between the two countries. The DoJ has asked a federal judge to transfer ownership of the 17,000-ton Wise Honest – North Korea’s second-largest bulk cargo ship Read More