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A Chinese flotilla departed last Thursday to escort merchant vessels and to protect them from pirates in the Gulf of Aden, the third task force that the country has deployed to the region since the end of last year. (Full Story)
At least five large groups of pirates totalling over 5,000 people are operating in the Gulf of Aden, the first deputy chief of the Russian Navy General Staff has said, according to RIA Novosti. (Full Story)
Following apparent difficulties in release negotiations, Somali pirates took three German hostages from the hijacked cargo ship Hansa Stavanger to the mainland on Sunday, reports said, reports The Local. (Full Story)
Cross-border transactions in securities resulted in substantial inflows of funds to Canada in May. Foreign acquisitions of Canadian securities reached a five-year high of $18.9 billion in the month, fuelled by new issues of Canadian corporate bonds. (Full Story)
According to the Times, the upcoming long-range exercises by the Israeli Air Force in the United States later this month and the test of the Arrow interceptor missile on a US missile range in the Pacific Ocean may be related. (Full Story)
Noting that India is now a key player globally, a top American admiral said that a strong and positive relationship with New Delhi is key to secure long-term US interest in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region. (Full Story)
London - Ships of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2 have been busy conducting essential escorting of vulnerable shipping in the Gulf of Aden. (Full Story)
Consumer prices fell 0.3% in June compared with June 2008, following a 0.1% increase in May. It was the first 12-month decline in the all-items Consumer Price Index (CPI) since November 1994. (Full Story)
Travel from overseas countries declined 7.8% from April as 342,000 trips were taken to Canada. In May, 11 of the top 12 overseas markets recorded decreases, with Japan (-34.6%) recording the largest decline. (Full Story)
A two day conference about Somalia has opened on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya and representatives from AU, IGAD, UN, and the Somali government attended in the meeting. (Full Story)
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