Guo Chuan completes first Chinese non-stop solo world sail Britain's Cruising Association, a British organisation for cruising sailors, has announced the latest and most complete information about a new 'circulation tax' to be levied on all leisure craft over 7m spending time in Greek waters. The new regulation ... 11/17/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Philippines: 11 Chinese, British sailors rescued The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near the Batanes islands off the country's ... 06/5/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued off N. Philippines MANILA, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Nine Chinese and two British nationals were rescued from a yacht that sank off in northern Philippine province of Batanes, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said Tuesday. The PCG said that the foreign nationals on board ... 06/4/2012 - 10:19 pm | View Link
9 Chinese, 2 British rescued from sunken yacht near Batanes Philippine Coast Guard spokesperson Lieutenant Commander Armand Balilo said there were nine Chinese and two British nationals who were rescued ... the report said. The rescued sailors were taken to Manila’s harbor Tuesday and will be handed over to ... 06/4/2012 - 8:24 pm | View Link
11 Chinese, British sailors rescued in Philippines MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine coast guard says nine Chinese and two British sailors have been rescued after their yacht sank in rough waters. They were picked up by a Hong Kong cargo ship that was passing through the same waters near ... 06/4/2012 - 5:49 pm | View Link
After dominating Turkish politics for a decade, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is entering election season on uncertain footing — without the support of key groups that had powered his previous electoral wins and facing divisions within his own party.
Erdogan, whom critics accuse of cutting an increasingly autocratic figure, faces municipal elections in March that are largely seen as a vote of confidence in his Islamic-based government.
A poor result could weaken Erdogan just as he seeks to shift into the presidency in an August vote while still maintaining enough influence in his party to choose his successor as prime minister in parliamentary elections expected next year.
A simmering rift with Gulen's movement came to a head recently after Erdogan's government announced plans to close the private "cram schools" that prepare high school students for Turkey's highly competitive university entrance exam.
The AKP-Gulen alliance began to crumble after the movement criticized the government's foreign policy over the past few years, including its deteriorating relations with Israel, as well as Erdogan's uncompromising stance toward the domestic protests.
Syrian state media say government troops have taken full control of a western town near country's main north-south highway.
Syrian state TV said President Bashar Assad's army took Nabek Monday morning after "a series of precise operations."