According to a report from Reuters, Somali pirates seized a British-owned ship operated by an Italian company on April 6, after taking three other ships over the weekend, a maritime official said.
Rights groups warn of risk of more deaths; EU mission Triton will have more limited scope.
Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,
The union that represents workers on the St. Lawrence Seaway, the waterway that links the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean, has extended a strike deadline to Monday at 5 p.
Libyan oil ports and fields are safe and under government control, the country's interior minister said on Friday after visting the eastern Brega port.