Port operation

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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FILE - This Feb. 16, 2018, file photo released by Japan's Ministry of Defense, shows what it says is North Korean-flagged tanker Yu Jong 2, bottom, and Min Ning De You 078 lying alongside in the East China Sea performing a ship-to-ship transfer. China's government said Tuesday, March 6, 2018, it asked for a temporary hold on a U.S. request for United Nations sanctions against ships accused of violating trade restrictions on North Korea while it studies what entities are involved. (Ministry of Defense via AP, File)
March 06, 2018 - 4:34 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Tuesday it asked for a hold on a U.S. request for United Nations sanctions against ships accused of helping North Korea evade sanctions imposed over its weapons programs while it looks into who would be affected. Beijing needs time to investigate because the...
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President Donald Trump is greeted by Vicksburg, Miss., Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., left, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, second from left, and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, right, as he arrives for an infrastructure meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 12, 2018 - 5:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent Congress a sweeping plan Monday to rebuild the nation's depleted roads and bridges — then immediately raised doubts about how committed he was to delivering on that campaign promise. "If you want it badly, you're going to get it," Trump told state and...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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January 11, 2018 - 1:00 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Ports Authority wants $5 million for a new terminal along the Savannah River. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that ports CEO Jim Newsome says the Jasper County facility will be needed when the main terminal in Charleston reaches capacity. The...
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FILE - In this April, 13, 2017 file photo, Yemenis present documents in order to receive food rations provided by a local charity, in Sanaa, Yemen. Speaking to The Associated Press by telephone from Sanaa, the head of the World Food Program, Stephen Anderson, warned Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, that millions of Yemenis are at risk and will face more deaths as the humanitarian situation deteriorates and deliveries remain blocked from getting to those most needy. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 22, 2017 - 2:48 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it will reopen the war-torn country's main airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic, easing a blockade imposed after rebels fired a missile toward the Saudi capital earlier this...
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October 23, 2017 - 6:52 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former State Department official testified Monday he didn't feel threatened by U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez during a 2012 meeting about a port security contract in the Dominican Republic, casting some doubt on one of the key assertions in the government's bribery case against the...
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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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A tree blocks a street as Hurricane Harvey makes landfall in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, Aug. 25, 2017. Hurricane Harvey smashed into Texas late Friday, lashing a wide swath of the Gulf Coast with strong winds and torrential rain from the fiercest hurricane to hit the U.S. in more than a decade. (Nick Wagner /Austin American-Statesman via AP)
August 26, 2017 - 2:59 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Harvey (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Emergency personnel in Aransas County, Texas, are assessing damage reports from Hurricane Harvey as they are able. Rockport Volunteer Fire Department spokeswoman Gillian Cox tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the...
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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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