China says latest U.S. sailing near Taiwan ‘extremely dangerous’

FILE PHOTO: Chinese and U.S. flags flutter near The Bund, before U.S. trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts for talks in Shanghai, China July 30, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File PhotoBEIJING (Reuters) – China’s military said on Wednesday the latest U.S. navy sailing near Chinese-claimed Taiwan was “extremely dangerous” and stirring up such trouble was in neither…

The Mediterranean stability

The Greek government has secretly expelled more than 1,000 refugees from Europe’s borders in recent months, sailing many of them to the edge of Greek territorial waters and then abandoning them in inflatable and sometimes overburdened life rafts. Since March, at least 1,072 asylum seekers have been dropped at sea by Greek officials in at…

Omega Seamaster Scuba Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition Watch

Omega Seamaster Diver 300M James Bond Numbered Edition Watch Omega’s partnership with James Bond adds a special Seamaster timepiece to coincide with 007’s 50th anniversary. The new diver features a 42mm platinum gold case with a platinum-gold plate on its side, engraved with each Numbered Edition number. The 007 influence is visible throughout the design of…

Sportswomen inform BBC survey about ‘frightening’ social networks abuse

Elite British sportswomen have spoken out about “horrific abuse” on social media, telling a BBC Sport survey about constant comments on their appearance and sexist remarks questioning their right to play sport.Almost a third of respondents to the biggest women’s sport study ever carried out by BBC Sport had been trolled – a figure that…

Royal Caribbean Is Tossed a Life Preserver Worth $700 Million

A new term loan gives the cruise ship operator more maneuverability during the sailing pause. Royal Caribbean Cruises (NYSE:RCL) announced today that it was given a new $700 million term loan from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) that will help keep it afloat until it is able to head back out to sea. The cruise ship operator…

As cruising resumes in some parts of world, multiple cruise ships affected by new COVID-19 cases

While most of the global cruise industry remains on pause as coronavirus continues to sweep the world, some cruise lines have begun to resume operations on some ships in international waters.And while ships are sailing with new precautions, problems because of the novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, are already on the rise. Multiple cruise lines, including AIDA Cruises,…

Now Might Be a Great Time to Cover Your Royal Caribbean Short Position

With cash crunch concerns abated and passengers hungry to start sailing again next year, it’s hard to bet against the class act of the cruise line industry. Shares of Royal Caribbean (NYSE:RCL) led cruise stocks higher with a 10% pop on Monday, following a well-received earnings report to kick off the new week of trading.…

2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate was seized in Beirut’s port after it was taken from an abandoned ship in 2014, years before the surge

Beirut’s port on Wednesday after the massive explosion.PATRICK BAZ/AFP via Getty ImagesLebanon’s Supreme Defense Council said on Tuesday that 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate from an abandoned ship had been left in storage at Beirut’s port, state media reported.The explosive chemical had been impounded on its way to Mozambique, according to reports from the time.Lebanese…

Celebrity Cruises has a new way to earn loyalty points: Is it worth it?

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A couple of small lines still wish to bring back U.S. cruises this summer season. It’s looking iffy.

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