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US Signs Multilateral Counterfeit Treaty

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States and several other countries have signed an agreement aimed at combating piracy and intellectual property theft. Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba hosted the signing of the deal Saturday in Tokyo. Deputy U.S. Trade Secretary Miriam Sapiro represented the United States. The United States, Australia, Canada, the European Union, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New […]

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Vietnamese Sailors Are Home After Ransom Paid to Pirates

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-four Vietnamese sailors are safe at home after an eight-month ordeal as prisoners of Somali pirates. Officials and analysts said the cargo ship MV Hoang Son Sun and its crew were released last week after a Vietnamese state-owned shipping company paid the pirates a ransom of more than $2 million. The sailors were flown home […]

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Vietnamese Sailors Are Home After Ransom Paid to Pirates

Posted September 26th, 2011 at 3:38 am (UTC-5)
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Twenty-four Vietnamese sailors are safe at home after an eight-month ordeal as prisoners of Somali pirates. Officials and analysts said the cargo ship MV Hoang Son Sun and its crew were released last week after a Vietnamese state-owned shipping company paid the pirates a ransom of more than $2 million. The sailors were flown home […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become an increasingly dangerous area for international shipping. The International Maritime Bureau says the pirates seized the Cypriot-flagged tanker Wednesday about 115 kilometers southwest of Cotonou, the capital of the West African nation of Benin. The bureau’s Piracy Reporting […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members in the Gulf of Guinea, which has become an increasingly dangerous area for international shipping. The International Maritime Bureau says the ship was seized Wednesday about 115 kilometers southwest of Benin’s capital, Cotonou. The bureau’s Piracy Reporting Center says armed pirates boarded a product tanker, took […]

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Pirates Hijack Ship With 23 Crew Off Benin

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A piracy monitoring group says pirates have hijacked a ship with 23 crew members off the coast of West Africa. The International Maritime Bureau says the attack happened Wednesday about 60 kilometers southwest of Benin’s capital Contonou. The report says armed pirates boarded and seized control of a product tanker, took the crew members hostage, […]

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Spanish Navy Rescues French Woman Abducted by Pirates

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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The Spanish navy says it has rescued a French woman who was abducted by pirates in the Gulf of Aden. Evelyne Colombo and her husband Christian were sailing their yacht in the Gulf on Thursday when they were allegedly attacked by pirates and taken hostage. The Spanish defense ministry says the amphibious warship Galicia located […]

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EU Warship Rescues French Hostage From Pirates

Posted September 10th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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An EU patrol ship has rescued a French hostage from suspected Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden. The EU naval force says a Spanish warship intercepted a pirate ship Saturday that was believed to have been involved in the hijacking of a French yacht. They say they found one French hostage on board, but […]

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South Korean Court Affirms Life Sentence for Somali Pirate

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 3:36 am (UTC-5)
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A South Korean appeals court has upheld a life sentence for a Somali pirate convicted in the hijacking of a South Korean ship in the Arabian Sea earlier this year. The conviction of 23-year-old Mahomed Araye was handed down in May by a district court in the southern city of Busan. Araye was one of […]

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Suspected Somali Pirates Hijack Tanker, 21 Crew

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected Somali pirates have hijacked a ship with 21 Indian crew members near a port in Oman. Indian and Omani officials say pirates boarded and seized control of the MV Fairchem Bogey on Saturday while it was anchored a few kilometers off the port of Salalah. The ship is now reported to be headed toward […]

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