- Experts: EU plan to tackle migrant trafficking is dangerous 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.