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Scallop negotiations end with no deal, say fishing leaders - Dotemirates
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Scallop negotiations end with no deal, say fishing leaders

Talks between the UK and France to end a dispute over scallop fishing in the English Channel have ended without agreement, fishing leaders have said. Crews clashed last month over laws that allow British boats to gather scallops year-round, but place restrictions on French vessels.Both sides had initially agreed on the principles of a deal.The Scottish White Fish Producers Association (SWFPA) said vessels were now free to return to the area. Tensions rose over scallop fishing in the Baie de Seine in August when 35 French boats confronted five British craft off the coast of northern France. There were reports...


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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa first entered the public eye as a drummer in a hardcore punk band.He went on to make a fortune as an online fashion tycoon, and is best known outside Japan for spending tens of millions of dollars at record-breaking art auctions.Mr Maezawa's ambitions now stretch beyond Earth. He hopes to be the first civilian passenger to fly to the Moon, as part of an ambitious project with Elon Musk's SpaceX. The colourful executive wants to take a group of artists with him on the flight slated for 2023. Mr Maezawa, 42, has not revealed how much...
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Hezbollah names Beirut street after Rafiq Hariri assassin

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"Poland President Offered Us $2 Billion" To Host US Military Base: Trump

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Beijing: Tech tycoon Jack Ma has told investors to hunker down for a drawn out trade war between the US and China that can last for upto 20 years."It's going to last long, it's going to be a mess," Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba, said on Tuesday at an annual conference for Alibaba investors.Just hours after the Trump administration slapped a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion, Ma said the US-China trade war will last not for 20 months or 20 days, but "maybe 20 years".That would mean no easing of tensions between...