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Russia Reported to be Supplying Oil to North Korea; More Ships Seized

Sanctions do not mean much if they are not enforced. The UN has been imposing increasingly stricter limitations on the importation of crude and refined oil to North Korea. Still, oil has been getting through.  In the past few days, South Korea … Continue reading

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Happy World Oceans Day, For What It’s Worth

Happy World Oceans Day. June 8th has been celebrated, unofficially, as World Oceans Day since 1992, and has been officially recognized by the United Nations since 2008. This year the theme is “Healthy Oceans. Healthy Planet.” What does World Ocean Day mean, … Continue reading

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Somali Pirates on Facebook? UN Complains of Pirates on Social Media

Are Somali pirates and their affiliates using Facebook to organize and support ship hijackings?  Experts at the United Nations say that this is the case and complain that Facebook has been ignoring their requests for information on Facebook accounts belonging to … Continue reading

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Happy World Ocean Day

June 8th is officially World Ocean Day,  “a global celebration of ocean conservation,”  sponsored by the United Nations since 2008, and coordinated internationally by The Ocean Project and the World Ocean Network.  The theme for this year and next is : Youth – … Continue reading

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