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Fourteen die as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Fourteen people have died and five are missing after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The blazes broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and Read More

Fourteen dead as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Fourteen people have died and five are missing after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The fires broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and Read More

Ten crew members dead as gas tankers catch fire near Crimea

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Ten crew members have died after two gas tankers caught fire near Crimea, Russia’s transport ministry has said. The fires broke out when one vessel was transferring fuel to another in the Kerch Strait connecting the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. Workers on both ships had to jump overboard and fourteen crew members Read More

2 ships on fire in Kerch strait, after blast reportedly rocks one of them

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Two ships have caught fire while moving through the Kerch Strait separating Crimea from mainland Russia, after one of the vessels was apparently rocked by an explosion. At least one sailor has died, Russian Maritime Agency said. One vessel was “allegedly struck by a blast,” which caused fire that then spilled over to another ship, Read More

Russian warships escort 2 US destroyers in Baltic Sea

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Two US destroyers that have entered the Baltic Sea are being shadowed by a pair of Russian warships, the Russian military has announced. “The forces of the Baltic Fleet took Gravely and Porter, the destroyers of the US Navy that entered the southern part of the Baltic Sea, under escort. Russian Navy corvettes Boiky and Read More

Bombing St. Pete & sinking trade ships: ‘Deterrence’ plan of Estonian journo slammed in Moscow

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A major Estonian news outlet has run an opinion piece suggesting the country purchase a “missile system” that could hit Russia’s St. Petersburg as a means of ‘deterrence’. Moscow blasted the idea as a provocation. Seemingly obsessed with a hypothetic ‘Russian aggression’ against his home country – an Estonian journalist Vahur Koorits has come up Read More

US destroyer enters Black Sea ‘to support regional partners’, Russia sends ship to ‘monitor’

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The destroyer USS Donald Cook has entered the Black Sea less than two weeks after another US Navy vessel was deployed there. Moscow says it will watch the actions of the US ship closely. The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer was sent to the Black Sea to “conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability,” Read More

Lords of war: US weapons factories dominate global arms trade

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The latest report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed that sales of arms and military services by global majors totaled $398.2 billion in 2017, marking a 44 percent growth over the past 15 years. “The overall number excludes Chinese data due to the lack of available information to allow for a reasonable or Read More

Egypt reopens five ports after weather improves

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A view of Cairo as a sandstorm hits the city, Egypt January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh SUEZ/ALEXANDRIA (Reuters) – Egypt reopened five ports on Thursday that it had shut due to bad weather as conditions improved and winds stabilized, the Red Sea Ports Authority said. Several Egyptian port cities and the capital Cairo were Read More

Norway Supreme Court hears snow crab case with implication for oil

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OSLO (Reuters) – Norway’s Supreme Court began hearing arguments on Tuesday on whether EU ships can fish for snow crab off Arctic islands north of Norway without permission from Oslo, a case that could decide who has the right to explore for oil in the region. FILE PHOTO: A view shows a beach at the Read More