Pirates off Somalia seize boat with French aboard

France's Foreign Ministry said pirates off Somalia seized a sailboat with two French citizens aboard on Wednesday. The ministry has condemned the attack on the boat in the Gulf of Aden and has called for the release of the two French nationals. A ministry statement issued Wednesday said "discretion" was needed in such cases. Further details were not immediately available. It was not immediately clear whether any others in addition to the two French citizens were aboard. The ministry says more than 260 acts of piracy were recorded worldwide last year, including 30 off Somalia.