Port and harbor construction

El Salvador's Foreign Minister Carlos Castaneda and China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi celebrate a toast at a signing ceremony to mark the establishment of diplomatic relations between El Salvador and China at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
August 21, 2018 - 1:38 am
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan broke off diplomatic ties with El Salvador on Tuesday as the Central American country defected to rival Beijing in the latest blow to the self-ruled island China has been trying to isolate on the global stage. The break in ties means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign...
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June 06, 2018 - 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday night approved a nearly $3 billion bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. The Water Resources Development Act would authorize a host of projects nationwide,...
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In this April 25, 2018 photo, the site of a proposed Ferris wheel is seen in Staten Island borough of New York. Developers of a 630-foot Ferris wheel overlooking New York Harbor have four months to restart the tourism project or cancel it under an agreement submitted to bankruptcy court. The New York Wheel on Staten Island was stalled since last May when contractor Mammoet-Starneth halted work and was fired. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 13, 2018 - 9:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map. But six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world's largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground. The four pedestals for the wheel...
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April 09, 2018 - 5:20 am
DJIBOUTI (AP) — Two fighter jets took off and roared over the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport, a sprawling complex in this tiny African nation that is quickly becoming a strategic military and shipping outpost for the world. Not far away, a massive U.S. flag waved over transport planes...
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November 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — A major oil-by-rail terminal proposed on the Columbia River in Washington state poses a potential risk of oil spills, train accidents and longer emergency response times due to road traffic, an environmental study has found. Many of the risks could be decreased with certain...
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November 06, 2017 - 9:32 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Opponents of a new cruise ship terminal are asking the South Carolina Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision that they have no right to challenge permits for the project. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that a group of environmental, neighborhood and historic...
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October 22, 2017 - 11:55 am
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — The chief executive of Georgia's seaports says a terminal expansion has put the Port of Brunswick on track to becoming the nation's busiest for shipping automobiles. Griff Lynch is executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, which operates the ports in Savannah and...
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
October 19, 2017 - 8:09 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that would be the largest in the nation have poured big money into a port commissioner race in Washington state that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 15, 2016, file photo, a Sri Lankan couple walk on the Galle Face green as the China Port City project is seen behind in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A Chinese company said Tuesday it will resume construction of a $1.5 billion port city project in Sri Lanka, about a year after it was suspended because of questions about its environmental impact. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
July 29, 2017 - 4:25 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month...
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July 29, 2017 - 3:54 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's government on Saturday signed a long-delayed agreement to sell a 70-percent stake in a $1.5 billion port to China in a bid to recover from the heavy burden of repaying a Chinese loan obtained to build the facility. The agreement comes after a nearly six-month...
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