International Law

Dutch sidestep EU red tape to rescue German ship

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - (AP) Gaining fast on the pirates who had seized a German freighter, Dutch naval captain Col. Hans Lodder had no time to waste on bureaucracy.

Sidestepping the command of the European Union's anti-piracy task force, he went instead to his own government for authorization to recapture the ship by force.

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