Spain’s Defense Minister Carme Chacon Piqueras, right, talks ...
May 18th, 2009
(AP) - Spain’s Defense Minister Carme Chacon Piqueras, right, talks with her German counterpart Franz Josef Jung, at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Monday May 18, 2009. Germany’s defense minister says the European Union may significantly expand the range of its anti-piracy operation to include the Indian Ocean archipelago of the Seychelles. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) -
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