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France assures safe release of crewmen in Somalia hostage

French Ambassador to the country Gerard Chesnel said Thursday that he was “very confident” of the resolution of the April 4 hijack of a French-registered cruise ship which included six Filipinos among its crew. In a chance interview, Chesnel said that the French authorities were directly negotiating with the hijackers, since there was no effective government in Somalia. Full Story

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