Philippines warns China of 'severest response' over drills

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine foreign secretary warned China on Friday of “the severest response” if ongoing Chinese military exercises in the disputed South China Sea spill over to Philip...

Post-Brexit talks deadlocked after latest negotiating round

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU and U.K. negotiators in charge of finding a post-Brexit compromise resumed in-person talks this week, but the result remained the same, with no progress achieved on a range of key i...

Hague court: Italy has jurisdiction in 2012 Indian shooting

An international arbitration court has sided with Italy and decided the European country, not India, has jurisdiction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. ...

Worldwide slowdown in fishing unlikely to save rare species

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Commercial fishing taking place worldwide has dipped since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but scientists and conservation experts say it's unclear if the slowdown will h...

14 missing from fishing boat after Philippine sea collision

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine coast guard found no signs Monday of 14 people missing since a fishing boat and cargo vessel collided in choppy waters a day earlier. The fi...

ASEAN takes position vs China's vast historical sea claims

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders said a 1982 U.N. oceans treaty should be the basis of sovereign rights and entitlements in the South China Sea, in one of their strongest remar...

Seawater seeping into decaying oil tanker off Yemen coast

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations said an abandoned oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen loaded with more than 1 million barrels of crude oil is at risk of rupture or exploding, causing massive envi...

ASEAN tackles emergency virus fund, sea feud in video summit

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders held their annual summit by video Friday to show unity and discuss a regional emergency fund to respond to the immense crisis brought by the coronavirus p...

Fee for Hong Kong refugees to flee to Taiwan rises to NT$3 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China prepares to approve a national security law for Hong Kong, residents of the territory wishing to escape to Taiwan could soon face fees rising to NT$3 million (US$...

Trump signs memo to aid US lobster industry

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the Department of Agriculture to provide U.S. lobster fishermen with financial assistance to make up for lost income from Chinese tariffs. ...

Indonesian fishermen discover 94 Rohingya adrift at sea

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian fishermen discovered 94 hungry, weak Rohingya Muslims on a wooden boat adrift off Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, an official said Wednesday. ...

President Tsai reiterates Taiwan's sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated that the Diaoyu Islands is a part of Taiwanese territory during a press conference on Wednesday (June 24), saying that the governme...

6 megamouth sharks caught off coast of Taiwan in 4 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six rare megamouth sharks (Megachasma pelagios) were caught off the coast of eastern Taiwan last week, sparking calls by conservationists to impose a ban on the fishing of...

Taiwan defending fishing rights, sovereignty over Diaoyutai Islands: Coast Guard

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to media reports that the government does not send Coast Guard ships to protect the nation’s fishing fleet, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) issued a...

Japanese official explains motivation behind name change for Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After revealing plans to rename the disputed Diaoyutai Islands, Japan's Ishigaki Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama explained Monday (June 15) the motivation behind his proposal...