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Drugs: two passengers for dance-themed cruise arrested

Miami - Two men were arrested Sunday for allegedly attempting to smuggle party drugs onto the “Allure of the Seas”, which was about to depart Miami for the world’s largest all-gay cruise

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Japan repatriates 6 North Koreans found at sea

Tokyo - Six North Korean men who had drifted into Japanese waters were repatriated on Friday by Japanese authorities, using a route that goes through China, according to reports. All six North Koreans were found in a “state of distress” in the Sea of Japan near the coast of Aomori and Shimane Prefectures in January

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EU agency says Iran likely to step up cyber espionage

Brussels - Iran is likely to expand its cyber espionage activities as its relations with Western powers worsen, the European Union digital security agency said on Monday.

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EU reviewing concessions from Siemens and Alstom on rail deal

Berlin - The European Commission is reviewing last-minute changes from Alstom and Siemens aimed at winning over the regulator to the planned merger of their rail activities.

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Pollution in Taranto, Italy condemned

Strasbourg - “Persistent pollution caused by Ilva emissions has endangered the health of the entire population, which lives in the area at risk”: the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg upheld the appeal presented by 182 citizens of Taranto

Ugandan firm uses blockchain to trace coffee from farms to stores
Siemens Gamesa launches new offshore wind turbine
China hails improved water quality, but some rivers more polluted
China to crack down on diesel trucks, raise fuel standards

China to crack down on diesel trucks, raise fuel standards

Shanghai - The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a policy document on Friday it would aim to “significantly increase” the number of diesel trucks capable of meeting emission standards by 2020, targeting a compliance rate of at least 90 percent by next year.

Hapag Lloyd ship battling fire off Canada

Hapag Lloyd ship battling fire off Canada

Frankfurt - German shipping line Hapag Lloyd said on Friday that it was trying to extinguish a fire on its “Yantian Express” container vessel off Canada’s east coast but was being hampered by bad weather. A spokesman for Hapag Lloyd said the fire broke out on Thursday in a container on deck

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