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The confiscation of Hong Kong International Airport is almost certainly a response from the Chinese military

In Beijing, protesters are seen as crossing a red line when it comes to suspending flights at Hong Kong International Airport. In a limited but very public manner, the function and power of the Chinese state have come to a standstill. President Xi Jinping and his henchmen believe that the current situation in which flights have been suspended in the …

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Confiscation of Iranian tankers: Royal Navy frigate escorts British ships

Image Rights Reuters The British government has announced it will provide a Royal Navy escort for British flagged vessels to cross the Strait of Hormuz in the face of mounting diplomatic tensions in the Gulf. [19659005] Ship owners are advised to give details of their route so that they can be escorted by the HMS Montrose frigate. The move follows …

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Confiscation of Iranian tankers: Owner contacts the crew first

Copyright Irib Caption Crew members on the British flagged ship are Indians, Russians, Latvians and Filipinos The crew of a tanker captured under British flag in the Gulf was "safe," said the shipowner after the first conversation. The British-flagged Stena Impero and her 23 crew members were taken over by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Friday. The owner Stena Bulk …

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Confiscation of Iranian tankers: May, Chairman of the Cobra Crisis Meeting

Media playback is not supported on your device. Media Title A Royal Navy frigate warns the Iranian armed forces before the oil tanker is confiscated Monday after a British flagged tanker was seized in the Gulf of Iran. Theresa May is expected to receive information from ministers and officials and to discuss maintaining the safety of shipping in the region. …

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Stena Impero: Iran's bet on confiscation of a tanker will limit its credit rating – even among friends

When Tehran confiscated a foreign tanker that "violated international regulations," it resorted to a form of piracy in international waters. At a time when Iran may have begun to make friends and influence people in the corridors of the world, it shows that it can indeed be the power of dangerous instability that its hottest enemies have claimed. The United …

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US allow Americans to sue foreign companies for confiscation from Cuba

image copyright Reuters caption A hotel in downtown Havana The Trump administration has announced that Americans can sue foreign companies doing business in Cuba to confiscate property confiscated there from Americans. The move marks a sharp change in US policy towards Cuba and has been rejected by Canada and European countries threatened to sue. It is seen as an attempt …

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