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World 25 Sep 2020 | 12:33 AM

1st LD-Writethru-China Focus: China launches new free trade zones for greater opening-up, high-quality development

BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday officially opened three new pilot free trade zones (FTZs) and expanded one as it seeks greater opening-up and high-quality development.

World 24 Sep 2020 | 6:42 PM

Fire-hit supertanker owner to pay £1.4 million for Sri Lanka's help

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The owners the New Diamond supertanker which caught fire with a cargo of two million barrels of oil aboard has agreed to pay 340 million rupees (£1.44 million) to Sri Lanka for its help in extinguishing the blaze and averting disaster.

World 24 Sep 2020 | 9:14 AM

Saudis warn U.N. of oil spot in shipping lane near decaying Yemen tanker

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia warned the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday that an "oil spot" had been seen in a shipping transit area 31 miles (50 km) west of a decaying tanker that is threatening to spill 1.1 million barrels of crude oil off the coast of Yemen.

World 23 Sep 2020 | 12:37 AM

Arctic Northeast Passage accessible in autumn by 2050

BEIJING, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese researchers have predicted that open water ships will be able to navigate along the Northeast Passage of the Arctic in autumn months by 2050.

World 22 Sep 2020 | 1:46 PM

Turkey says EU sanctions on Turkish firm over Libya embargo show bias

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey said on Tuesday the European Union sanctions on a Turkish firm accused of breaking a U.N. arms embargo on Libya displayed the EU's double standard and biased stance.

Nation 18 Sep 2020 | 1:13 PM

Panama tanker detained in Johor waters

KOTA TINGGI: The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has detained a Panama-registered tanker for illegally anchoring some 11 nautical miles northeast of Tanjung Penawar in eastern Johor waters here.

World 18 Sep 2020 | 12:53 PM

Japan sending team to probe Mauritius ship grounding

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it will send a five-person team to Mauritius to investigate the grounding of a Japanese-owned ship off the country's coast that led to an environmental crisis.