US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
Pirates foiled in a second attack on Maersk Alabama cargo ship The Maersk Alabama came under automatic weapons fire from pirates about 350 nautical miles east of the Somali coast, the European Union's anti-piracy force said, but fought the attackers off. The failed attack came on a day of dramatic piracy events ... 11/18/2009 - 7:18 pm | View Link
Pirates attack Maersk Alabama, again NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama for the second time in seven months on Wednesday, but guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt, the EU's naval force said. Pirates hijacked the Maersk ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again The European Union's naval force says guards on board the U.S.-flagged cargo ship repelled the takeover attempt. A spokeswoman for Maersk Line Limited in Norfolk, Virginia says the crew and captain are safe. Pirates hijacked the Maersk Alabama last April ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
Pirate Attacks : Cruise Law News An article today by Wolfgang H. Thome of eTurboNews (ETN) raises two disturbing scenarios: 1. It is only a matter of time before Somali pirates hijack a cruise ship, and 06/30/2015 - 10:49 am | View Website
Maersk Alabama hijacking The Maersk Alabama hijacking was a series of maritime events that began with four pirates in the Indian Ocean seizing the cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama 240 nautical ... 06/28/2015 - 9:43 pm | View Website
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS SOMALIA PIRATES HIJACKING MAERSK ALABAMA The true story of Captain Richard Phillips aboard the Maersk Alabama during the 2009 hijackink by Somali pirates. 06/28/2015 - 10:09 am | View Website
List of ships attacked by Somali pirates List of ships captured or attacked off the Somali coast . For more details see: * ECOTERRA Intl. Somali Marine & Coastal Monitor - SMCM updates at: 2005 ... 06/27/2015 - 1:59 pm | View Website
Hero skipper ignored pirate warnings, crew says Captain of Maersk Alabama ignored warnings, 16 of 19 crew members say; Capt. Richard Phillips became hero after pirate capture, rescue in April 2009 06/27/2015 - 1:52 pm | View Website
NEW YORK – U. S. stocks gained on Tuesday afternoon, rebounding from big losses a day earlier, as investors followed the latest negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors. Greece’s international bailout program was set to expire later in the day.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 12 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,069 as of 2:41 p.m.
WASHINGTON – They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.
With those employees in mind, the Obama administration is proposing making up to 5 million more people eligible for overtime – its latest effort to boost pay for lower-income workers.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Fast-growing Dubai, where something new is always being added to the skyline, may have found a way to make construction move even faster.
The Gulf commercial hub on Tuesday announced plans to construct a prototype building using three-dimensional printer technology.
Mohammed al-Gergawi, the United Arab Emirates’ minister of Cabinet affairs, said the project is part of a broader effort by the seven-state federation to embrace cutting-edge technology and make it a global hub for innovation.
“This building will be a testimony to the efficiency and creativity of 3-D printing technology, which we believe will play a major role in reshaping construction and design sectors,” he said in a statement.
The one-story prototype will have roughly 2,000 square feet of space.