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Cuba welcomes cruise ship with COVID-19, others seek ports

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A British cruise ship that was turned away from several Caribbean ports after passengers fell ill with novel coronavirus is scheduled to dock in Cuba Tuesday after the island agreed to help transfer those aboard to planes bound for the United KingdomByThe Associated PressMarch 16, 2020, 8:53 PM1 min readHAVANA -- A British cruise ship that was turned away from several Caribbean ports after passengers fell ill with novel coronavirus is scheduled to dock in Cuba Tuesday after the island agreed to help transfer those aboard to planes bound for the United Kingdom. The Cuban government said it had decided to allow the Braemar to dock in the port of Mariel, about 35 miles west of the capital, “due to the urgency of the situation and the risk to the lives of sick people." Fred. Olsen Cruises sa...
Iranian oil tankers unloading in Chinese ports despite U.S. sanctions

Iranian oil tankers unloading in Chinese ports despite U.S. sanctions

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Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Iranian tankers continue to unload crude oil in Chinese ports in defiance of U.S. sanctions, a move that could disrupt world oil markets. China imported 12 million to 14 million barrels from January to May but the oil is kept in bonded storage, meaning the oil hasn't gone through Chinese customs. The oil isn't being used so it's not violating U.S. sanctions, which prohibit Tehran from exporting crude. "If China were to aggressively purchase Iranian crude oil and/or draw down on these stored volumes, oil prices would likely fall by $ 5 to $ 7 per barrel," Again Capital founding partner John Kilduff. "It would be a meaningful outlet for Iranian supplies that have been severely crimped by the sanctions." The Trump administration wants to use those sanctions to choke the lead...
Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

Migrant crisis: Italy threatens to shut ports

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Italy has threatened to stop vessels of other countries from bringing migrants to its ports.It comes as Italy's representative to the EU, Maurizio Massari, warned in a letter to the bloc the situation had become "unsustainable".Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has accused other European nations of "looking the other way".An estimated 10,000 people are believed to have attempted the journey from North Africa in the past four days.More than 73,000 migrants have landed in Italy this year, an increase of 14% on the same period last year.Some 2,000 have died or are missing feared drowned, the UN's refugee agency says, the vast majority attempting the crossing from Libya.Libya is a gateway to Europe for migrants from across sub-Saharan Africa and also from the Arabian peninsula, Egypt, Syria and B...