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Escalation of ship fires alarms insurers

Arendal (Norway) - This year’s escalation of container ships’s fires is of growing concern to the International Union of Marine Insurances

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Street clashes spur Catalan leader to call for Madrid talks

Barcelona - Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain’s central government on Saturday to try to end a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders.

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New set-up for Caribbean feeder services

Bremen - German shipping company Harren & Partner and Spanish Pérez y Cía have reached an agreement for Pérez y Cía to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services Inc. from Harren & Partner

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For Russian business, big dreams in Africa / FOCUS

Moscow - From diamonds and arms to nuclear power and oil, Russia has major business ambitions in Africa, even if it is coming late to the party. Western countries like France and the United States are deeply entrenched in African economies and in recent years China has emerged

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“Made in Italy loses 20% in US market as result of tariffs”

Coldiretti reports. The benefit from the situation is for the lobby linked to the US dairy industry (CCFN) which has explicitly asked with a letter to impose taxes on imports of European cheeses to favor the fake Made in Italy industry and force the Union European to open the borders to the fake Italian food made in US

Japan won’t join U.S. coalition to protect Middle East shipping, will send own force
EU deadlocked over Albania membership

EU deadlocked over Albania membership

Brussels - Bitterly divided EU leaders failed Friday to reach agreement on allowing Albania and North Macedonia to start talks to join the bloc, dealing a fresh blow to their membership hopes. Summit talks ended without a decision despite seven hours of backroom haggling

Lebanese government faces calls to resign

Lebanese government faces calls to resign

Beirut - The Lebanese government faced calls to resign Thursday after thousands of furious demonstrators took to the streets across the country to protest dire economic conditions. Public anger has simmered since parliament passed an austerity budget in July to help trim a ballooning deficit

U.S. shipping sanctions deal European refiners an unexpected boost
Cruise ships in French waters agree to pollute less
Containers and dry bulk boost Antwerp’s growth
“Shipowners should comply with higher ship recycling standards”
“Grand block ceremony” for cable ship in Poland

“Grand block ceremony” for cable ship in Poland

Paris - Nexans, the French global player in the cable and optical fiber industry, has hosted the “grand block ceremony” that represents a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking cable installation vessel, the “Nexans Aurora”

Msc rules out Arctic exploration on environmental concerns

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