Indian court rejects plea to end trial of 2 Italian marines

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Friday declined an Indian government plea to end the prosecution of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 until it has heard fro...

Refugee crisis worsening in southern Europe

There is a lot of anger among local mayors aimed at the Italian government at the moment. They are reporting unbearable heat and cramped conditions in refugee camps that are too small and overcrowded ...

Malaysia says 26 Rohingya feared drowned found on islet

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Monday they found 26 Rohingya Muslims, including women and children, hiding on a northern islet after they were initially feared drowned after ...

Malaysia searches for 24 Rohingya feared drowned off island

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they were searching for two dozen Rohingya refugees who are feared to have drowned after jumping off their boat off the northern re...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, July 24, the 206th day of 2020. There are 160 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 24,...

Scotland: Boris Johnson seeks to claw back support for UK

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Scotland on Thursday to make his case for the union between Scotland and the rest of the UK. Johnson started his trip to the Orkney Islands seeking to counter grow...

Taiwan sets aside NT$210 billion in funds to further boost economy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An extra NT$210 billion (US$7.1 billion) budget has passed a Cabinet meeting on Thursday (July 23) as part of the government’s efforts to prop up industries hit by t...

Taiwan set to ban fishing of elusive megamouth sharks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Fisheries Agency of Taiwan is expected to announce a fishing ban on three shark species on Thursday (July 16) in a move hailed as a success for the country's conse...

Taiwan-based Filipino fishermen accuse brokers of 'overcharging'

Six Filipino fishermen based in Taiwan on Saturday accused Filipino and Taiwanese labor brokers of making excessive deductions from their salaries, saying they feel "deceived and mistreated."...

2 Taiwanese fishermen busted for smuggling 30 Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Taiwanese fishermen were arrested Wednesday (July 8) for attempting to smuggle 30 Vietnamese workers into Taiwan. The Kaohsiung branch of the Coast Guard Administra...

At least 2 dead, 7 missing in boat capsizing in Indonesia

KUPANG, Indonesia (AP) — An overloaded fishing boat carrying 28 people capsized in eastern Indonesia, killing at least two children and leaving seven other people missing, an official said Monday. ...

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...