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An Atlantic Ocean basin extending into southern North America

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Gulf of Mexico: An Atlantic Ocean basin extending into southern North America
The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. It is bounded on the northeast, north and northwest by the Gulf Coast of the United States, on the southwest and south by Mexico, and on the southeast by Cuba. The US states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida border the Gulf on the north, which are often referred to as the "Third Coast", in comparison with the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific coasts.


Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit..
Reuters - Published

Britain's move to join U.S. Gulf mission frustrates European plans

Britain's decision to join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Gulf has delayed European efforts to set up a maritime force to ensure safe shipping in the Strait of Hormuz separate from American patrols,..
Reuters - Published

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The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study [Video]The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The North Atlantic Current is a vast flow of warm seawater from the Gulf of Mexico that makes northwestern Europe's mild climate possible.

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Modi in Gulf: Prime Minister launches Mahatma Gandhi postage stamps as tribute on 150th Jayanti

"Remembering Bapu and his timeless message...," the Prime Minister's Office mentioned in a tweet about the launch.
DNA - Published

FM says Norway deliberating response to U.S.' Gulf naval mission plan

Norway's foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity: Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief

The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency.
Reuters - Published

UK joins United States for maritime security mission in Gulf

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels traveling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.
Reuters - Published

Iran seizes Iraqi oil tanker smuggling fuel in Gulf: TV

Iranian Revolutionary Guards seized an Iraqi oil tanker in the Gulf which they said was smuggling fuel and detained seven crewmen, Iran's state media reported on Sunday, in a show of power amid..
Reuters - Published

U.S. 'very confident' it can build maritime initiative in Gulf: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that he was "very confident" the United States would be able to build a maritime coalition in the Gulf, despite a lukewarm response from European and..
Reuters - Published

Britain tells Iran: there will be no tanker swap

Britain on Thursday ruled out exchanging an Iranian tanker detained by Gibraltar for a British-flagged tanker seized by Iran in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

U.S. sees European maritime security effort in Gulf as 'complementary'

The United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a "stand-alone" operation, the top U.S...
Reuters - Published

US warship may have downed two Iranian drones last week, says American commander General Kenneth McKenzie

A US warship may have brought down two Iranian drones in a stand-off in the Gulf last week that Iran has disputed, the commander of regional forces said on Tuesday.
Firstpost - Published

Britain calls ship seizure 'hostile act' as Iran releases video of capture

Britain on Saturday denounced Iran's seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act" and rejected Tehran's explanation that it seized the vessel because it had been involved in..
Reuters - Published

UK operator of seized Stena Impero says vessel in compliance with regulations

The British operator of an oil tanker seized by armed guards in the Gulf said the vessel, the Stena Impero, was in full compliance with all navigation and international regulations.
Reuters - Published

Iranian forces say they seized British-flagged oil tanker in Gulf

Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Friday they had captured a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf after Britain seized an Iranian vessel this month, ratcheting up tension along a vital..
Reuters - Published

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more security in the Gulf

Further protection must be provided for merchant vessels after a British flagged tanker was seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz, the head of the UK Chamber of Shipping..
Reuters - Published

Trump says U.S. Navy 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the aircraft threatened the ship, in the latest incident to stir tensions in..
Reuters - Published

UK says rightly concerned about protecting goods in Strait of Hormuz

Britain is rightly concerned about protecting its goods in the Strait of Hormuz, defense minister Penny Mordaunt said on Thursday following tensions with Iran over the passage of vessels in the Gulf.
Reuters - Published

Bahrain 'strongly condemns' what it calls Iranian attempt to intercept British tanker

Bahrain said on Friday it "strongly condemned" what it called an Iranian attempt to intercept a British tanker in the Gulf, according to a statement from its foreign ministry.
Reuters - Published

Iranian boats 'harass' British tanker in the Gulf: U.S. officials

Five boats believed to belong to Iranian Revolutionary Guards approached a British oil tanker in the Gulf on Wednesday and asked it to stop in Iranian waters close by, but withdrew after a British..
Reuters - Published

Israel says it is bracing militarily for possible U.S.-Iran escalation

Israel is preparing for its possible military involvement in any escalation in the Gulf confrontation between Iran and the United States, the Israeli foreign minister said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Two killed in accident at Shell Auger platform in Gulf of Mexico

Two people were killed at Royal Dutch Shell's Auger Tension Leg Platform in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning while testing mandatory safety equipment, the company said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if..
Reuters - Published

Iran says downing of U.S. drone was a 'firm response', can be repeated: Tasnim

Iran on Monday described its shooting down of a U.S. drone in the Gulf last week as a "firm response" to the United States and warned it could be repeated.
Reuters - Published

U.N. chief Guterres calls for 'nerves of steel' in the Gulf

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, commenting on Friday on the situation in the Gulf, said "I have only one strong recommendation: nerves of steel", U.N. spokeswoman in Geneva Alessandra Vellucci..
Reuters - Published

Tanker attacks seen as calibrated but risky Iranian response to U.S. sanctions

If, despite its firm denials, Iran was behind attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf last week and a further four last month, they represent a calibrated yet risky pushback against a U.S. sanctions..
Reuters - Published

State sponsor behind May tanker attacks, says UAE minister

The UAE's foreign minister said on Saturday a "state sponsor" was involved in a May 12 attack on oil tankers in the Gulf, but did not name any particular country.
Reuters - Published

Mother of Hyderabad-based man stranded in Riyadh seeks Indian Embassy's help

A Hyderabadi woman has urged the Indian Embassy in Riyadh to rescue her son who is stranded in the Gulf nation.
DNA - Published

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