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Britons rush home from France to beat new quarantine rules

Britons rush home from France to beat new quarantine rules. Suitcases. Airport. Mask

REUTERS, AUGUST 14, 2020 LONDON/CALAIS, France (Reuters) – British travellers rushed home from summer holidays in France on Friday, booking planes, trains, boats and even private jets to get home before a 14-day quarantine comes into force in response to rising coronavirus infections there. The government announced late on Thursday that it would impose a quarantine from 0300 GMT on …

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France-Turkey tensions mount after NATO naval incident. What’s going on?

French naval frigate Le Courbet

REUTERS, JULY 7, 2020 French naval frigate harassed by Turkish navy vessels escorting cargo ship suspected of arms smuggling | Both countries NATO members | Turkey’s close relationship with Russia troubling other NATO members including U.S. PARIS/BRUSSELS – For France, it was the final straw. For Turkey, it was a misunderstanding. For NATO, it could be a turning point. The …

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Village of the “Keels in the Air”

Small cottage set on the coast made out of an old wooden boat.

PortandTerminal.com, January 14, 2020 EQUIHEN PLAGE, FRANCE – Equihen Plage, on the coast of northern France by the English Channel is a small fishing port and farming village with a population of 3,000. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Equihen Plage was a fishing village with a dry harbor—the kind where fishing boats were launched into the sea by …

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France urges Europe wide tax on airplane and ship fuel

PortandTerminal.com, October 17, 2019 “It’s incomprehensible that carbon emissions targets were set for cars and not for airplanes and ships. We propose that work is done on a European tax on airplane and ship fuel,” PARIS, FRANCE – Reuters reported today that France wants the European Union (EU) to work on creating a tax on airplane and ship fuels as …

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Miniature ships in France used to train captains and pilots

PortandTerminal.com, October 12, 2019 An outsider at this facility near Grenoble, France, may see grown men riding around a lake in miniature ships. But these are pilots of the world’s largest ships, and they’re practising navigation with meticulously engineered 1:25 scale models of real cruisers, tankers, and containerships. Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre, in operation since 1967, has had more …

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STILL HOPE! Possible flare spotted in search for Bourbon Rhode missing crew

PortandTerminal.com, October 8, 2019 Crew members on board the ALP Striker reported seeing possible distress flares in the search for missing crew members from the Bourbon Rhode in the central Atlantic. ALP Striker Bourbon has now confirmed the sighting that was first reported by French media. According to Bourbon, two seafarers on board the ALP Striker reported seeing signals that …

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WATCH: Massive fire at Warren Buffet owned toxic chemical plant in France

PortandTerminal.com, September 26, 2019 “The fight they will have to wage to get the situation fully under control will take several days, maybe even weeks,” France’s Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said after arriving at the site. ROUEN, FRANCE – At least 200 firefighters are still fighting a massive fire which broke out in the early hours of Thursday at Lubrizol, a Seveso classified …

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France says it will block EU trade deal with Brazil over Amazon forest fires

PortandTerminal.com, August 25, 2019 France will block an EU trade deal with Brazil and its neighbours over the country’s handling of fires in the Amazon rainforest, a spokesperson for Emmanuel Macron said this week. PARIS, FRANCE – Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is in flames, burning at the highest rate since 2013 when that nation’s space research center first began tracking fires there. The Amazon …

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Trump targets French wine to retaliate for France’s digital tax

PortandTerminal.com, July 26, 2019 The United States will announce retaliatory action against France in response to the country’s new tax affecting American technology companies, President Donald Trump said Friday. WASHINGTON – The United States will announce retaliatory action against France in response to the country’s new tax affecting American technology companies, President Donald Trump said Friday. He suggested he could …

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