France accuses UK of stalling in post-Brexit trade talks

PARIS (AP) — On the cusp of a crucial month of negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the European Union and the United Kingdom, France has lambasted the government of Prime Minister Boris J...

39 dolphins, 3 whales wash up on Mauritius after oil spill

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The number of dead dolphins that have washed ashore on the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius after an oil spill has risen to 39, the government said Friday, ahead of protests...

Testing traps to control lovely but destructive lionfish

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The quest is on for a better way to kill beautiful but brutally destructive lionfish than shooting them one by one with spearguns. The voraciou...

Corps: Alaska mine would have adverse impacts on salmon site

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (AP) — A proposed gold and copper mine at the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in Alaska would cause “unavoidable adverse impacts,” the U.S. Army Corps of Eng...

EU-UK deadlock on trade talks goes on with time running out

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain remained deadlocked Friday in their talks on trade ties after Brexit, with EU negotiator Michel Barnier saying that any chance of a deal seemed to be sli...

Brexit: 'Clock is ticking,' warns EU's Michel Barnier

The EU's chief post-Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was left 'disappointed' at the slow pace of the trade negotiations about the UK's exit from the European Union, while his UK counte...

US blocks imports linked to Taiwan-based fishing vessel

WASHINGTON (AP) — Accounts of abusive conditions and forced labor have prompted the U.S. to ban imports from a Taiwan-based fishing vessel that reportedly has supplied the global tuna trading company ...

UK, EU resume talks on future ties, as new deadline looms

BRUSSELS (AP) — Negotiations were to resume Tuesday on the future trade ties between the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit, with the Europeans insisting that important differences in ...

President Tsai optimistic about Taiwan-Somaliland relations with establishment of representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday (Aug. 17) lauded the establishment of the Taiwanese representative office in Somaliland as an important moment in Taiwan's bilat...

$205M in BP spill money for Louisiana coastal restoration

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is getting another $205 million in BP oil spill money to restore its coast. Most of that — $176 million — will use sediment dredged from the Missis...

Urgent pumping removes oil from ship grounded near Mauritius

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a race against tides and time, workers pumped tons of fuel on Tuesday from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius to try to prevent a renewed o...

Race in Mauritius to empty oil tanker before it breaks up

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Urgent efforts increased in Mauritius on Monday to empty a stranded Japanese ship of an estimated 2,500 tons of oil before the vessel breaks up and increases the contamination of t...

Appeals court: NOAA can't make rules for offshore fish farms

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a decision that throws out rules regulating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico. The law granting authority over fi...

Vulnerable eastern China areas evacuated ahead of typhoon

BEIJING (AP) — Vulnerable coastal areas are being evacuated before a typhoon brings heavy rains to eastern China late Monday while much of the country is still recovering from unusually summer heavy f...

US officials seek limits on "habitat" for imperiled species

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that spe...