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Ukraine: Talks, tension and tanks

The tug-of-war in the Ukraine continues. As Russia seeks to exert its influence in the former Soviet republic after successfully annexing Crimea, the EU and the US hope to anchor the country in the West.


Related Topix: Prison, Vladimir Putin, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Deutsche Welle

German court jails Somali pirate

A German court has jailed a Somali pirate for 12 years over his role in the hijacking of a tanker in 2010.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, World News, Germany, Prison


News of the day From Across the Globe, April 18

The sample was collected Sunday night in the southern Indian Ocean more than three miles from the area where underwater acoustic signals were heard.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Terrorism

American Reporter

Make My DayTHE Problem with British Job Titles

Somewhere in the godforsaken waters off Somalia, a rowboat with four pirates and a brave hostage aboard is holding off an American destroyer.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Germany: Somali gets 12 years for tanker hijacking

A German court has sentenced a Somali man to 12 years in prison for helping lead a group of pirates who seized a German-operated oil tanker in 2010.


The Daily Beast

Chinese Drones Target Drug KingpinBy Brendon Hong

The Chinese called him Godfather. He was a Burmese national-resistance fighter, drug smuggler, kidnapper, warlord.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Drugs,

Nigeria: U.S. Pledges to Support Nigeria in Maritime Security

The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, on Wednesday disclosed plans by his government to support Nigeria in ensuring maritime security and safety.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, US Military, US Navy, US News, Africa

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Atlantic

The Pirate Economy

Since then, the pirate economy has gone berserk. Somalia's dilapidated legal infrastructure, along with the defenselessness of cargo ships, meant easy money for a time: the number of hijackings exploded in the late aughts.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News


MPHRP Responds To Prize Honour

Commenting on last night's Seatrade Award to the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme for 'Support and assistance to seafarers and their families affected by maritime piracy', MPHRP chair Peter Swift said: "We are most grateful for this recognition of the Programme's work supporting seafarers and their families before, during and after ... (more)


Marine News

Australian Navy Assists French Fishing Vessel

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Boat Disaster


ABC launched the "Afterschool Special" back in 1972.

Sam Peltzman is an economics professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business who in 1976 hypothesized that safety regulations, such as the requirement to wear seat belts while driving, actually create a tendency in people to drive in a correspondingly risky manner, leading to just as many accidents and injuries as there might be if ... (more)


Tue Apr 15, 2014

Nigeria: Nigeria, U.S Lead 22 Nations in War Against Pirates

Nigeria and the United States of America are expected to lead 20 countries in a sea exercise, tagged Obangame 2014, scheduled to hold simultaneously in three West African nations.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Nigeria, Commercial Aircraft, Aircraft, ATR 42, ATR Aircraft

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Captain Phillips movie review

This was a big movie. This is a true story from 2009 about a man who had to endure a very real, and very terrifying experience on the sea, in the first American ship to be captured in many years.


Washington Times

Iran turns tail and pulls back on placing warships in Atlantic

Iran has decided not to send warships to the Atlantic Ocean after all, a dramatic change of heart from a much-ballyhooed announcement weeks ago to send several fighting vessels to the region - the nation's historical first.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iran, World News

Piracy could spread to Mozambique

A new breed of pirate could emerge in northern Mozambique to exploit the gas and oil industry that is about to boom there, unless the region addresses the problem.


Related Topix: Mozambique, World News, Africa, South Africa

Sun Apr 13, 2014


'Once Upon a Time' Recap: A Pirate's Life for All

This week's Once Upon a Time is going to revisit Hook's time after he lost Emma.


Related Topix: Once Upon a Time, Entertainment, Television, Boat Disaster

Cape Gazette

Winter Soldier' may be most solid second-round issue of superhero films

For an empire of films that essentially copy and paste the same format over and over again, Marvel's Avengers continually demonstrates surprising elasticity.


ABC News

Iran Calls off Plan to Send Warships to Atlantic

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has temporarily called off a plan to dispatch warships to the Atlantic Ocean.


Sat Apr 12, 2014


Jeremy Renner Reportedly Developing Political Drama Centered On Somali Government

However, the planned order of events takes a turn when the man decides to actually fulfill his role as Prime Minister, taking on the various ills that the country suffers in an effort to rebuild his newfound homeland.


New York Sun

Cancellation of Tomahawk Puts American Navy On Perilous Course

The Obama Administration will be adding insult with its cancellation of production of the Navy's Tomahawk and Hellfire missile programs.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News