Beijing blasts Taiwan Coast Guard for using water cannon on Chinese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s Taiwan Affairs Office Spokesperson Zhu Fenglian (朱鳳蓮) on Wednesday (Oct. 28) called the Taiwanese Coast Guard’s use of a water cannon on Chinese fishin...

US Coast Guard to deter illegal Chinese fishing in Western Pacific

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States is dispatching Coast Guard cutters to the Western Pacific to help deter the illicit activities of China's fishing fleet, the largest in the world, wh...

Japan protests to China for entering Japanese waters

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo has lodged protests to Beijing over the entry of Chinese coast guard ships into Japan's territorial waters off disputed East China Sea islands and their refusal to move out for a th...

Fishing boat owner pleads guilty in shark finning case

HONOLULU (AP) — A business that owns a Japanese fishing boat pleaded guilty Thursday in a case involving Indonesian crew members who cut fins from sharks. Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd. agr...

Chubb's knee injury will test Browns' depth, legitimacy

CLEVELAND (AP) — Off to their best start since quarterback Baker Mayfield was in first grade, the Cleveland Browns survived playing most of one game without star running back Nick Chubb. ...

US classifies fish caught by Taiwan boats as products of forced labor

Fish caught by vessels bearing the Taiwan flag have been classified as products of forced labor, based on the conditions under which the crews work, according to an annual report released Wednesday by...

Tunisians fleeing economy, not COVID, cause tension in Italy

RAS JEBEL, Tunisia (AP) — Once it was just the jobless young men who set off from Tunisia’s rocky northern beaches for Sicily, usually defying their parents in hopes of a better future. ...

Colombia: 94 Haitian migrants rescued at sea

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombian Navy says 94 Haitian migrants who got stuck at sea while trying to make their way to Central America have been rescued. Authorities said Tuesday...

S. Korea's Moon apologizes over handling of killing by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in apologized for the first time Monday for the killing of a man who was shot by North Korean troops last week, saying his government failed i...

Taiwan fishing boat hit by Japanese ship near Diaoyutai Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese fishing boat was hit by a Japanese patrol vessel in waters 12 nautical miles west of the disputed Diaoyutai Islands on Sunday (Sept. 27), after it was accused ...

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic. Between sobs, he says he’s trapped on a Malaysian plantation run by government...

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of issuing licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scr...

Despair in Lebanon pushing some to flee to Europe in boats

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Mohammed Sufian did not dream of much: a job, food on the table, the chance to buy his 2½-year-old son the little things a toddler wants. So when he heard tha...

Humanitarian ship takes 27 migrants from Danish tanker

MILAN (AP) — Twenty-seven migrants who have grown increasingly distressed aboard a Danish tanker since being rescued at sea more than a month ago have been transferred to a humanitarian rescue ship, a...

Taiwan deports crew of Chinese vessel after 46-day detention

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The captain and 17 crew members of a Chinese fishing boat caught trespassing in the waters around Taiwan's Dongsha Islands in July were deported Thursday (Sept. 10) af...