Illegal fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna

Image copyright EJF A fleet of tuna fishing vessels with a history of illegal activity has been blacklisted in the Indian Ocean by a key international body. This decision by the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission comes after investigations by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) led to the fleet being banned from catching tuna in the… Continue reading Illegal fishing fleet blacklisted in Indian Ocean to safeguard tuna

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Timeline: How the EU has been supporting Ukraine since the start of the war 

Check out the timeline for an overview of how the EU and the European Parliament have been supporting Ukraine since the start of Russia’s invasion on 24 February, World. The timeline is in reverse chronological order, meaning the most recent event will appear on top and the oldest one on the bottom. EU support for… Continue reading Timeline: How the EU has been supporting Ukraine since the start of the war 

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Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters didn’t get much of a break from election talk on the day after the Tuesday primary in which Republican Gov. Brian Kemp demolished GOP challenger David Perdue and Democrat Stacey Abrams finally clinched a nomination waiting for her after no other members of her party jumped in. The Republican Governors… Continue reading Abrams-Kemp slugfest promises to be pricey, long and ugly

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Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother’s death at sea

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The circumstantial evidence against Nathan Carman had been lying in plain sight for years before his surprising indictment and arrest this month on allegations he killed his mother at sea off New England in a plot to inherit millions of dollars. Federal prosecutors in Vermont are not commenting on the timing… Continue reading Nearly 6 years later, man indicted in mother’s death at sea

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Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese and U.S. forces have conducted a joint fighter jet flight over the Sea of Japan, Japan’s Defense Ministry said Thursday, in an apparent response to a Russia-China joint bomber flight while U.S. President Joe Biden was in Tokyo. The Japan-U.S. joint flight on Wednesday was meant to “confirm combined capabilities of… Continue reading Japan, US fly fighters after China drill, N. Korean missiles

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AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas school UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman’s rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old… Continue reading AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

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States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was quick to react to this week’s carnage at a Texas elementary school, sending a tweet listing the gun control measures the Democratic-controlled state has taken. He finished with: “Your turn Congress.” But gun control measures are likely going nowhere in Congress, and they also have become… Continue reading States divided on gun controls, even as mass shootings rise

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Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

HONOLULU (AP) — After guests checked out of a corner room at the Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Waikiki beach, housekeeper Luz Espejo collected enough trash, some strewn under beds, to stuff seven large garbage bags. She stripped the linens from the beds, wiped built-up dust off furniture and scrubbed away layers of grime on… Continue reading Housekeepers struggle as US hotels ditch daily room cleaning

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