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My Turn: Sailing Arctic Seas in the Oval Office

...lucrative shipping traffic. Shipping time from Asia to northern Europe can be shaved by over 12 days over the standard Suez Canal route by going through the Bering Strait and along Russia's Arctic coast. Access to shipping also tips the balance...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-24/my-turn-sailing-arctic-seas-oval-offi
Opinion
Egypt unveils canal extension with pomp-filled ceremony

...Thursday over the unveiling of a major extension of the Suez Canal that he hailed as a historic feat needed to revive the...streets and squares to celebrate the occasion.The new Suez Canal extension involved digging and dredging along 45 miles...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/egypt-unveils-canal-extension-pomp-fi
Not For Web
IS affiliate claims responsibility for Saudi police bombing

...Prince Mohammed bin Nayef cut short a visit to Egypt, where he was to attend the inauguration of an extension of the Suez Canal on Thursday, to return to Saudi Arabia following the news of the attack.Despite the emergence of now two IS affiliates...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-07/affiliate-claims-responsibility-saudi
Not For Web
Dormant issues thaw along with a melting Arctic

...see new shipping routes to China that in the summer are 40 percent faster than traveling through the Indian Ocean, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea. The Northwest Passage between Greenland and Canada also could significantly speed cargo traveling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/dormant-issues-thaw-along-melting-arcti
State
Egypt: Strong explosion rocks police station

...a new area and bringing it closer to Cairo. Previous violence that killed scores of people happened in Sinai, or in Suez Canal-area cities such as Islamilia.Security forces cordoned off the whole area, closed major entrances and exits to the...

http://juneauempire.com/maggie-michael/2013-12-27/egypt-strong-explosion-rocks-p
Nations jockey for Arctic position

...where traffic jumped to 71 vessels this year from four in 2010, someday could be a transpolar route that could rival the Suez Canal.In the U.S., the Obama administration is consulting with governmental, business, industry and environmental officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-02/nations-jockey-arctic-position
State
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...ships had used he route, with more expected through November. While the Europe-Asia ship traffic running through the Suez Canal and the Straits of Malacca is likely to be dented only marginally in the years ahead, the numbers of ships plying the Northern...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-11-08/ratify-law-sea-treaty
Opinion
This Day in History

...abdicated in the wake of a coup led by Gamal Abdel Nasser. In 1956, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal. The Italian liner Andrea Doria sank off New England, some 11 hours after colliding with the Swedish liner Stockholm...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072606/sta_20060726022.shtml
News
This Day in History

...1956, Britain and France started landing forces in Egypt during fighting between Egyptian and Israeli forces around the Suez Canal. (A cease-fire was declared two days later.) In 1996, Russian President Boris Yeltsin underwent successful heart...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110506/sta_20061105012.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Linda Tripp. In the world In 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon the death of Queen Mary. In 1869, the Suez Canal opened in Egypt. In 1917, sculptor Auguste Rodin died in Meudon, France. In 1970, the Soviet Union landed an unmanned...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111703/loc_history.shtml
News

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