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Stories with subject: Maritime piracy
  • Experts: EU plan to tackle migrant trafficking is dangerous story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 1:19 pm

    BRUSSELS - Experts say the European Union's plan to disrupt the business of human traffickers and destroy their boats in the Mediterranean is a short-term deterrent that is likely to be dangerous, costly and tough to implement.

  • UNESCO to investigate pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:37 am

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The United Nations is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they had found treasure and the wreck of a ship belonging to the pirate known as Captain Kidd, a U.N. official said.

  • US court hears dispute over 5 Somali pirates' sentences 
    Updated: May-13-15 12:14 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - A federal appeals court heard arguments Wednesday on whether a judge overstepped his authority when he imposed less than the mandatory life prison term for five Somali pirates whose mistaken attack on a Navy ship left one of their own dead but caused no harm to any of the sailors.

  • China-Russia navies to hold first Mediterranean joint drills 
    Updated: Apr-30-15 9:05 am

    BEIJING - The navies of China and Russia plan to hold joint drills in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time in mid-May, China's Defense Ministry announced Thursday, in the latest expansion of the growing informal partnership between the two militaries.