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Gibraltar detains Syria-bound supertanker with Iranian oil

Jul. 4, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official said the operation was requested by the United States. Iran's...

The Latest: Europe talking with Iran, dispute tool an option

Jul. 4, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions (all times local): 12:25 a.m. A European diplomatic official says that talks at all levels with Iran are in progress. But the official says if nothing changes, they could decide to trigger a dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear accord that...

Dubai's DP World acquires oil shipping firm Topaz for $1.1B

Jul. 1, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — International port operator DP World has acquired a major oil and gas marine logistics provider for nearly $1.1 billion. Dubai-based DP World announced on Monday that it had acquired 100% of Topaz from the Oman-listed Renaissance Services, furthering the port operator's...

Migrant aid ship rams Italian police boat; captain arrested

Jun. 29, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while docking at a tiny Mediterranean island Saturday in defiance of Italy's anti-migrant interior minister. Jeering...

The Latest: Iran urges regional dialogue to ease tensions

Jun. 13, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Iran's U.N. Mission is calling for an urgent dialogue among all countries in the Persian Gulf region to ease tensions following attacks on two oil tankers near...

MGM discontinues talks with Wynn on Encore Boston purchase

May. 21, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — MGM Resorts International says it will no longer pursue buying Encore Boston Harbor from Wynn Resorts. MGM said Tuesday that stakeholders have concerns. It owns a casino in Springfield and wouldn't have been allowed to operate two in Massachusetts. Wynn Resorts says it agreed to end...

Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed Canadian police

May. 20, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will pay armed Canadian police to provide protection to U.S. personnel at a ferry terminal in British Columbia, state transportation officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System was notified in March that unarmed U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents checking ferries...

Wynn and MGM in talks about sale of Encore Boston casino

May. 17, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two major casino operators said Friday they were in preliminary talks about the possible sale of one of the largest casinos in the Northeast. Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International said in a joint statement they've engaged in conversations about the potential sale of Encore Boston Harbor....