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China Airs Anger Over EU Flight Tax

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Flying to and from Europe will not be getting more expensive for passengers using Chinese airlines, at least not yet. China says its airlines will not pay a European Union tax on carbon dioxide emmissions that went into effect January 1. And during a news conference Thursday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hong Lei urged European […]

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Officials: Cuba Approves Havana-Tampa Flights

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Tampa say Cuba has authorized air service between that city and Havana and that charter flights to the Caribbean island could begin as early as September 10. The flights would be on ABC Charters of Miami. The chief executive officer of Tampa International Airport said in a statement Wednesday that accessing “this vital […]

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China Cites US Spy Flights as Obstacle to Closer Ties

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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China says U.S. surveillance flights near its coast have “severely harmed” strategic trust between the countries and are a “major obstacle” to closer military ties. The Global Times newspaper on Wednesday quoted defense ministry officials as demanding that the United States respect China’s sovereignty and security interests. The remarks follow a speech this week in […]

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