China wants to work with the U.S. on cybersecurity because the effects of an Internet attack could be as serious as a nuclear bomb, a Chinese general said at a briefing with the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The decline in piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia that cost the global economy $18 billion a year may be reversed if there’s no “political solution” onshore in the Horn of Africa Nation, the World Bank said.
Somalia’s new government, greater naval cooperation and more armed security aboard ships has cut piracy to the point that pirates have had no successful hijacks this year, according to a group formed to stop the attacks.
Seventeen-year-old Aguna Xavier breaks down in tears when she talks about her dead older brother. He was shot in February after Italian marines protecting a commercial tanker allegedly mistook him for a pirate off the coast of India, where he fished to earn a living.
Hanjin Shipping Co. , South Korea’s largest shipping company, said one of its container vessels was attacked by pirates near the Gulf of Aden, prompting the Asian country’s military to send a warship to the area.
The company behind the world’s first private navy to protect merchant ships against Somali pirates plans to start armed escorts through the Gulf of Aden within five months after attacks rose to a record this year.