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  • PANAMA CITY, July 20- Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14. Iran has said it towed a vessel into its waters from the strait after the ship issued a distress call.

  • July 20- U.S. national security adviser John Bolton departed on Saturday for a trip to Japan and South Korea as the two countries are in the middle of a trade dispute. Japan has denied that the dispute over compensation is behind the export curbs, even though one of its ministers cited broken trust with Seoul over the labor dispute in announcing the restrictions.

  • BRITAIN SAYS CURRENT TENSIONS ARE EXTREMELY CONCERNING, PRIORITY IS TO DEESCALATE AND WE DO NOT SEEK CONFRONTATION WITH IRAN- LETTER.

  • The oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, is anchored at Bandar Abbas harbor in Bandar Abbas, Iran, on July 20, 2019. The Stena Impero was surrounded and seized by four vessels including a helicopter of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard on Friday in a key waterway in the Gulf before heading into Iranian waters.

    Oil prices rose as Britain and Iran disagreed on what happened to a second oil tanker as traveling in the Persian Gulf.

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday's action in the global oil trade's most important waterway has...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Britain denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" on Saturday, rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident. Friday's action by Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the global oil...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Iran said on Saturday it had seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, an explanation Britain rejected, calling the move a "hostile act". It is certain to be viewed in the West as a military escalation after three months of confrontation which has already taken...

  • *Britain says seizure puts Iran on dangerous path. GENEVA/ LONDON, July 20- Iran said on Saturday it seized a British-flagged oil tanker because it was involved in an accident, but Britain's foreign minister said he feared Tehran was taking "a dangerous path" and other major European powers expressed alarm. All three countries are signatories to the 2015 nuclear...

  • PARIS, July 20- France's foreign ministry said on Saturday it was very concerned by the seizure of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, saying such an action harmed de-escalation efforts in the region. Iran said on Friday it had seized Britain's Stena Impero tanker, which had been heading to a port in Saudi Arabia and suddenly changed course after passing...

  • FRANKFURT, July 20- Germany on Saturday condemned the "unjustifiable" seizure by Iran of two merchant ships in the Strait of Hormuz and said the move dangerously exacerbated an already tense situation in the area. Iran seized the Stena Impero, a British-flagged tanker, on Friday. "We urge Iran to release... ship and its crew immediately," a German foreign ministry...

  • *Britain warns of' robust' but not military response. GENEVA, July 20- Iran has taken a British-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz to Bandar Abbas port, where it and its crew will remain while an investigation into the vessel's conduct is carried out, Iran's Fars news agency said on Saturday. It was taken to Bander Abbas, situated on Iran's southern...

  • GENEVA, July 20- The detained British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with an Iranian fishing boat and ignored its distress call, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official. "The tanker is now at Iran's Bandar Abbas port and all its 23 crew members will remain on the ship until the probe is over." The Stena Impero was taken to...

  • GENEVA, July 20- The British-flagged tanker Stena Impero was in an accident with a fishing boat before being detained on Friday, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Saturday, quoting an official. "The tanker is now at Iran's Bandar Abbas port and all of its 23 crew members will remain on the ship until the probe is over." Britain said earlier it was urgently seeking...

  • IRAN SAYS ALL 23 CREW ON SEIZED BRITISH TANKER NOW AT BANDAR ABBAS PORT WILL REMAIN ON THE VESSEL UNTIL END OF PROBE- FARS.

  • IRAN SAYS BRITISH-FLAGGED STENA IMPERO TANKER GOT INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT WITH AN IRANIAN FISHING BOAT BEFORE BEING CAPTURED- FARS.

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region rose again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. Iran's state news agency IRNA quoted a military source as saying the...

  • *Iran's Guards say they capture Stena Impero tanker. DUBAI/ WASHINGTON, July 19- Iran said it had seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday but denied Washington's assertion that the U.S. Navy had downed an Iranian drone nearby this week, as tensions in the Gulf region grew again. The Mesdar had turned sharply north toward Iran's coast on Friday...

  • TORONTO, July 19- The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday, pulling back from a near nine-month high hit earlier in the day, as domestic data showed a surprise decline in May retail sales and the greenback broadly climbed. "The report casts some doubt on the resiliency of the consumer sector to the ongoing parade of worrisome...