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Kiribati breaks diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the second Pacific island nation, within a week

The Pacific island state of Kiribati broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan on Friday and strengthened Beijing's hand as the second country this week. Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Kiribati had officially notified the decision to his government Kiribati is expected to recognize China, which has been providing aid worth billions since 2016, when Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen took office …

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The Ocean Cleanup study shows how plastic gets into the Pacific Garbage Patch

The oceans accumulate approximately 8.8 million tonnes of plastic every year, but it is estimated that only about 270,000 tonnes float on the sea surface. For years, most scientists have believed that after entering the ocean, the "missing" plastic quickly decomposes and breaks down into microplastics – tiny fragments that are less than 5 millimeters long. These tiny pieces then …

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Cathay Pacific cuts flights due to weak demand

Cathay Pacific had some difficult weeks. In Hong Kong, there have been major protests for months, which have increasingly affected the airline. It has not only reduced the demand for travel to and through Hong Kong, but the airline has also been in hot water with China. We have now seen that both the CEO and the Chairman of Cathay …

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US Navy adds powerful new rocket in the Pacific

The USS Gabrielle Giffords, a sleek, fast and discreet coastal combat ship, left San Diego earlier this month with the US Navy's new Naval Strike Missile and a drone helicopter to help with targeting. According to Raytheon, the main US contractor for this weapon, the Naval Strike Missile is a missile missile that is hard to detect on the radar …

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Union Pacific train with LPG derailed in Portland

Union Pacific train derailed Saturday at Portland's Albina shipyard, broken overpass support beam (Photo: Zachary Stotland / KPTV) <img class = "center delay- load "src =" https://www.ktvz.com/npg-main-theme/images/color-schemes/ktvz/placeholder/placeholder-16×9.jpg "data-src =" https: //media.ktvz. com / npg-ktvz-media-us-east-1 / photo / 2019/09/07 / Union% 20Pacific% 20train% 20derails% 20Zachary% 20Stotland% 20KPTV% 2097_1567895765280.jpg_39307478_ver1.0_160_90.jpg "data-srcset =" https : //media.ktvz.com/npg-ktvz-media-us-east-1/photo/2019/09/07/Union%20Pacific%20train%20derails%20Zachary%20Stotland%20KPTV%2097_1567895765280.jpg_39307478_ver1.0_1280_720.jpg 1280w, https://media.ktvz.com/npg-ktvz-media-us-east-1/photo/2019/09/07/Union%20Pacific%20train%20derails%20Zachary%20Stotland%20KPTV%2097_1567895765280.jpg_39307478_ver1. 0_640_360.jpg 640w, https://media.ktvz.com/npg-ktvz-media-us-east-1/photo/2019/09/07/Union % 20Pacific% 20train% …

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Cathay Pacific Chairman Resigns | One Mile at a Time

A few weeks ago Cathay Pacific's CEO is now resigned, and now Cathay Pacific's Chairman is resigning as well. Cathay Pacific Chairman John Slosar wants to be " retiring "as of November 6, 2019 . For those of you not familiar, 62 year-old Slosar has been at Swire Group (Cathay Pacific's parent company) for nearly 40 years. He was Cathay …

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Hong Kong police prohibit rally at Cathay Pacific headquarters as the airline issues a fourth statement in support of the authorities

Hong Kong police banned a rally at Cathay Pacific Airways headquarters on Wednesday, citing a court-ordered rally restricting demonstrations. CEO Rupert Hogg resigned from his post two weeks ago because of criticism from China's response to the city's protests against the extradition law. Meanwhile, Rebecca Sy – chairman of the flight attendants association of Cathay's subsidiary Cathay Dragon – was …

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