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  • Somali Pirates Say $20M Ransom Will ‘Never’ Be Reduced

    Somali Pirates Say $20M Ransom Will ‘Never’ Be Reduced

    MOGADISHU, Somalia — A Somali pirate spokesman says his group will not release a hijacked Ukrainian cargo ship loaded with arms for less than $20 million.

    Sugule Ali told the Associated Press the pirates would “never” decrease the ransom of the Ukrainian freighter loaded with 33 Soviet-designed tanks and other weapons. The MV Faina was seized Sept. 25 and is now anchored off the coast of central Somalia. …