5 Filipino fishermen lost at sea near Falkland Islands after fire on Taiwanese vessel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Earlier this week, it was reported that a Taiwanese fishing vessel had caught fire near the Falkland Islands. Initial reports said that 64 crew members had been evacuated ...

Dutch fishermen try to avert EU ban on electric shocks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch fisherman are lobbying lawmakers in a last-ditch attempt to avert a European Union ban on the practice of using electric shocks to stun fish before scooping them up...

Bad Deal? Suit fears shore towns closing beach access points

DEAL, N.J. (AP) — It was hard to tell what had Matt Schwartz more stoked: the waves rolling in, or the relatively balmy 64-degree February weather as he wrapped up a day of surfing. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 19...

The Latest: Canada also offering new right whale protections

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on new efforts to protect endangered right whales (all times local): 1:20 p.m. The Canadian government is offering new measures to...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 7, the 38th day of 2019. There are 327 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 7, 19...

Oarfish appearances stir fears of earthquake, tsunami in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Friday Feb. 1, two deep-sea oarfish were caught in fishing nets in Toyoma Bay on Japan’s west coast, following a number of others found in January, sparking fears...

Sea Shepherd ship attacked in Mexico's Gulf of California

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Sea Shepherd environmental group says one if its ships was attacked with rocks and partly set on fire by fishing boats in Mexico's Gulf of California. It was t...

Man who tied concrete to wife gets life term in her drowning

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who admitted to killing his estranged wife by tying a massive chunk of concrete to her and throwing her off a bridge into a lake has been sentenced to life in pris...

Taiwan Coast Guard releases 2 Chinese fishing boats impounded since December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following several incidents involving Chinese fishing boats trespassing into Taiwan’s territorial waters, and with the added threat of African Swine Fever, legislato...

UN, church officials press Italy to let migrants disembark

ROME (AP) — U.N. agencies dealing with refugees and children are pressing Italy to allow 47 migrants, rescued at sea a week ago, to disembark. Three U.N. agencies said in a joint sta...

For Taiwan tourism, Hualien is a great catch

Providing natural beauty within short drives all around the city’s center, Hualien is a gem on the east coast that stands head and shoulders above most other tourist destinations in Taiwan. N...

Sea lion bites Alaska fisherman, tries to drag him into sea

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A sea lion lunged onto a fishing boat off the Aleutian Islands last weekend, biting a crew member on the leg and trying to pull him into the water, officials said. ...

Low Greenland salmon harvest good news for fish, group says

ST. ANDREWS, New Brunswick (AP) — A Canadian conservation group says a drop in the harvest of Atlantic salmon by Greenland's fishermen is good news for the species. Atlantic salmon a...

The Latest: EU: Irish border still issue in no-deal Brexit

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says if Britain withdra...