Fishermen mass to overwhelm Mexico's protected vaquita porpoises

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A conservation group trying to protect the world's most endangered marine mammal said Monday that hundreds of fishermen massed in dozens of boats to fish illegally in Mexico's Gulf ...

President Tsai pledges to boost Taiwan's indigenous shipbuilding capabilities

President Tsai Ing-wen said Dec. 6 that the government will continue enhancing Taiwan’s indigenous shipbuilding capabilities as part of efforts further strengthening national defense. Develop...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP misfires on Ukraine, Mueller probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing almost-certain impeachment, President Donald Trump and his GOP allies are blasting theHouse inquiry into whether he abused his office as illegal and declaring him completely f...

Father: Navy victim shot standing watch fresh from boot camp

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Fresh out of boot camp, Cameron Walters proudly told his father in Georgia during their nightly video chat that he had passed the exam qualifying him to stand watch and help secur...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the people he forgets he knew

WASHINGTON (AP) — When certain associates and acquaintances of President Donald Trump get into hot water, he forgets he ever knew them. Various figures from the Russia investigation and the Ukraine ma...

Pearl Harbor commemoration will go on after fresh tragedy

HONOLULU (AP) — Security will be beefed up for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a ...

4 Coast Guard boats launched in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four Coast Guard boats were launched in Kaohsiung on Friday (Dec. 6) as part of the Tsai administration’s aspirations of military shipbuilding. The four vessels i...

Study says warming world could devastate fisheries, reefs

BERLIN (AP) — A study commissioned by 14 seafaring nations predicts that unchecked climate change could devastate fishery industries and coral reef tourism, causing hundreds of billions of dollars in ...

A reason Democrats won't wait: Trump cases tied up in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal scholar Jonathan Turley told House Democrats that they are rushing the impeachment of President Donald Trump and that they instead could be enlisting the courts to try to help ...

Free medical checkups offered to migrant fishermen in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) teamed up with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association on Sunday (Dec. 1) to provide free clinical services to migrant workers ...

Most scenic Taiwan highway: Tongxiao section of Provincial Highway 61

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A stretch of Provincial Highway 61 along Taiwan’s west coast is the country's most scenic road. It came out ahead after an online poll to select “Taiwa...

AP Photos: Night fishing in moonlit sea in eerie silence

STEWART TOWN, Jamaica (AP) — The warm tropical air gently pushes waves against the concrete steps leading down a cliff and into the ocean — the jumping-off point tonight for night spearfishermen in th...

Taiwan to limit compensation for victims of typhoon accidents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Victims of accidents while hiking in the mountains or watching the waves during typhoons will no longer automatically receive government compensation, according to a measu...

Hamilton says he’s flattered by Ferrari’s praise

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A laughing Lewis Hamilton did little to quash rumors of a potential move from Mercedes to Ferrari by acknowledging he was flattered by comments from the Italian ...

Cool weather forecast for northern Taiwan, chances of sporadic rain

The weather in northern Taiwan is expected to be cool Friday, with daytime lows forecast to remain around 16-18 degrees Celsius due to the continued effect of northeasterly winds, the Central Weather ...