President Reagan has named Carl Dillery to be the United States Ambassador to Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, Tuvalu and the Republic of Kiribati, the White House announced today. He will replace Fred J. Eckert. Mr. Dillery, a career Foreign Service officer, has previously served in Brussels, London and Nicosia. Since 1982 he has been director of the State Department's Office of United Nations Political Affairs.
LONDON/ABUJA (Reuters) - Pirates kidnapped four crew members when they attacked a container ship off the coast of Equatorial Guinea, the vessel's management company said on Thursday. Hamburg-based shipping firm Leonhardt and Blumberg said the four hostages - two Ukrainians, a Russian and one from the Pacific island nation of Kiribati - were taken when the Liberia-flagged Hansa Marburg was attacked on Tuesday by armed men. The raid took place around 130 nautical miles off the coast of the small West African oil producer. ...
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