Romania seeks EU funds to deal with African swine fever

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister has asked a top European Union official for funds to deal with the financial effects of a serious outbreak of African swine fever. ...

Amid swine fever fears, Taiwan to crack down on meat smuggling from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Amid fears of an epidemic of African swine fever spreading from China, the Council of Agriculture (COA) said Friday it had found 292 instances of people smuggling meat, in...

Romanian president blasts gov't for mismanaging swine fever

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president has blasted the government over the spread of African swine fever saying the outbreak was costing millions of euros and threatening thousands of jobs. ...

UN: China's African swine fever outbreak could cross borders

BEIJING (AP) — The U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization is warning an outbreak of African swine fever in China could jump the border to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia or the Korean Penins...

China reports new African swine fever outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — China has reported another outbreak of African swine fever that threatens the country's crucial pork industry, but officials say they have the situation under control. ...

Taiwan highly alert to swine fever outbreaks in China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan is highly alert to the recent outbreaks of African swine fever in China, with Council of Agriculture Deputy Minister Huang Chin-cheng (黃金城) warning that if ...

Heavily pork-reliant China battling African swine fever

BEIJING (AP) — China, the world's largest producer of pork, is battling an African swine fever outbreak that could potentially devastate herds. Authorities say the disease, which onl...

Danes to fence German border to stop boars with swine fever

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark will erect a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to stop wild boars from crossing, in the hope of preventing the spread of African swine fever, wh...

China fails to inform Taiwan about African swine fever outbreak 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities have yet to inform Taiwan about a recent outbreak of the African swine fever (ASF) virus in China despite an agreement mandating this kind of info...

Romania gov't says cull boar to contain swine fever

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government has proposed culling tens of thousands of wild boar and other wild animals in what it says is a bid to contain African swine fever. Ioa...

Romania reports 500 outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities have reported more than 500 separate outbreaks of African swine fever in pigs, mainly in the Danube Delta and near the Hungarian border. ...

Romanian minister says no offense meant in Auschwitz comment

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's agriculture minister has said he did not intend to offend Jews when he compared the incineration of pigs with swine fever to the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. ...

3 Latvia regions under emergency due to African swine fever

HELSINKI (AP) — Latvia has declared a state of emergency in three regions affected by the African swine fever and expects hundreds of pigs to be culled at local farms to prevent the disease from sprea...

EU opens case against Russia over pork import ban

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is opening a case against Russia before the World Trade Organization to protest a pork import ban which it calls disproportionate and illegal.Tuesday's action comes...