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China becomes wild card in Sri Lanka's debt crisis

May. 20, 2022 01:18 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — China says its initiative to build ports and other infrastructure across Asia and Africa, paid for with Chinese loans, will boost trade. But in a cautionary tale for borrowers, Sri Lanka's multibillion-dollar debt to Beijing threatens to hinder efforts to resolve a...

Mexico closes US gravel quarry that had been pressured

May. 06, 2022 14:38 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government said Friday it has closed a limestone gravel quarry owned by a U.S. company, a move likely to add fuel to an ongoing trade dispute with the firm. The Environment Department said Friday it closed the quarry owned by Vulcan Materials near...

Orsted will use NJ Wind Port to build offshore wind farm

Apr. 28, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Orsted, the Danish wind power developer, signed an agreement Thursday with New Jersey officials to use a state-financed manufacturing port to build the components of the state's first offshore wind farm. Gov. Phil Murphy announced the agreement during an...

Mexico's president imitates Trump in 'art of the deal'

Apr. 27, 2022 08:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Former U.S. President Donald Trump cast himself as a master of “The Art of the Deal,” but his old buddy, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, may be taking over that title. Last week, López Obrador pressured a U.S. gravel company into agreeing...

Biden pushes infrastructure plans in visit to New Hampshire

Apr. 19, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — President Joe Biden went to Portsmouth Harbor in New Hampshire on Tuesday to highlight how last year's infrastructure bill can improve shipping and help resolve the country's supply chain debacles that have contributed to inflation at a 40-year high. The...

Dredging project to deepen Port of Florence, improve access

Mar. 26, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A dredging project planned for later this year at the Port of Florence will remove tons of silt and allow for better access for barges when water gets low on the Tennessee River during the winter. The TimesDaily reported that the work, set to begin during the...

Ga. gov applauds completion of Savannah harbor expansion

Mar. 25, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Calling it a “once in a generation milestone,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday touted completion of a $973 million expansion of the shipping channel linking the Port of Savannah to the Atlantic Ocean as an accomplishment that will deliver a lasting boost to commerce in...

Japan PM visits Cambodia, also one of China's key partners

Mar. 20, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Cambodia for talks with the country's longtime leader, Hun Sen, on Sunday to deepen relations and promote calls for the rule of law in one of the Southeast Asia's closest partners of both China and Japan. ...

Ruling: Port owes grain terminal owners $124.5 million

Mar. 16, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A Louisiana port owes $124.5 million to owners of a $50 million-plus grain export terminal because the port failed to get federal permits for dredging required by its lease, a federal magistrate judge has ruled. Lake Charles port director Richert Self told...

Russian footholds in Mideast, Africa raise threat to NATO

Mar. 12, 2022 16:32 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine dominates world attention. But with less global scrutiny, Putin is also busy advancing Russia’s presence in the Middle East and Africa -- an expansion that military and civilian leaders view as another, if less immediate,...