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  1. News - World - PIRACY

    Pirate money promotes global criminal activity, report says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... as other illegal activities that divert money from the legal economy that would otherwise promote economic development. “Unchallenged piracy is not only a menace to stability and security, it also ... countering piracy – estimates piracy costs the global economy US$18 billion a year in increased trade costs. Attacks on ships off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa yielded between US$339 ...

  2. News - World - PIRATED GOODS

    New York moves to make buying of counterfeit products a crime

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York City proposes US$1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for customers who buy counterfeit products, but the bill runs into strong opposition New York moves to make buying of fakes a crime Bargain hunters from around the world flo ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese man guilty of US$100m software piracy

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 09:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US federal court to pirating software that investigators said was worth more than US$100 million, the US said on Tuesday. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that it had brok ...

  4. News - China - TRADE

    China promises to crack down on pirated software

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 10:21am by AFP

    ... on ensuring they use only legal software, addressing a concern for a US industry which says that piracy costs it billions of dollars a year. “We have confidence that the work will be completed ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ANHUI Home defends Benz The Civil Affairs Bureau in Hefei yesterday defended a decision by a foster home in the city to spend 390,000 yuan (HK$477,000) in public money to buy a Mercedes-Benz after the purchase triggered a public outcry, People.com.cn repo ...

  6. News - Asia - PIRACY

    Southeast Asia overtakes Somalia as hub of global pirate attacks

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Crackdown in Africa has seen surge in raids, mainly in Malacca Strait Southeast Asia new hot spot for piracy Southeast Asia has become the world's hot spot for piracy after an international crackdown slashed the number of hijackings off the coast of war-torn Somalia, the UN says. Last year, 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean ...

  7. News - World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:47am by AP

    ... MOSCOW (AP) — Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead. ...

  8. News - World - LIBYA

    Libyan rebel leaders accuse US of piracy over oil tanker

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 09:33pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tripoli Rebel accuses US of piracy over tanker A Libyan rebel leader has accused the United States of behaving like pirates after US naval forces seized an oil-laden tanker that had sailed from a rebel-held port. Ibrahim Jathran's defiant speech dampened hopes of a quick peaceful settlement with the government to end a blockage of three oil ports his men took ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    India drops anti-piracy charges against Italian marines

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:35pm by Reuters

    ... two Indian fishermen under a tough anti-piracy law, a government lawyer said on Monday, offering a chance to end a diplomatic row between the two countries. Italy had strongly opposed India ... and Salvatore Girone under the anti-piracy section of the Suppression of Unlawful Acts. He gave no reason. “We want to delete the anti-piracy clause,” he said. The men can still be tried under India’s ...

  10. News - Asia

    Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... Sunday. The Malaysian force was assisted by the Indonesian and Singaporean navies in fending off the attack late Saturday, said Noel Choong, head of the IMB’s Kuala Lumpur-based Piracy Reporting ... that Southeast Asia has become the world’s piracy hotspot, after an international clampdown slashed the number of hijackings off the coast of war-torn Somalia. Attacks in Southeast Asia topped 150 last ...




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