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Monday, 21 June 2021

New compensation offer in Ever Given case leads the foreign press

The latest development in the Ever Given saga is getting the most attention in the foreign press this morning: Reuters and the Associated Press are covering the new offer made by the ship’s owners to compensate the Suez Canal Authority for the six-day blockage of the canal in March.

In other maritime news: The wonders of the sunken city of Heracleion off the coast of Alexandria is getting more ink in the Greek Reporter, while the National highlights a new “aquatic car” (read: glorified jet ski) on the North Coast.

Also making headlines:

  • The matchmaking profession lives on in Egypt, where many families still resort to this traditional way of finding a spouse for their children (Xinhua)
  • A 2.6k year old stone slab erected by pharaoh Apries was discovered by an Egyptian farmer in Ismailia while tilling his land (Live Science)

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