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Big nations block curbs on tuna overfishing

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Environmental activists hold banners as others depict a school of tuna during a rally outside the South Korean Embassy in suburban Taguig, south of Manila, Philippines on Nov. 29, 2012. Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.  AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA

MANILA, Philippines—Efforts to curb overfishing of tuna in the Pacific were blocked by big countries that refused to cut their catch at a meeting of tuna-fishing nations in the Asia-Pacific, delegates said Thursday.   The Western and Central Pacific Commission, comprising 30 member nations and territories, ended a five-day meeting in Manila with minor agreements [...]

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Air passengers to rise 28% to hit 3.6 billion in 2016—IATA

In this Nov. 4, 2012, file photo, a United Airlines 787 Dreamliner arrives at O'Hare international Airport in Chicago, from Houston, after making United's inaugural 787 revenue flight. Airline passenger numbers are set to rise by over a quarter in the coming years to hit 3.6 billion in 2016, with China accounting for nearly one in four new travelers, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said Thursday, Nov. 6, 2012.  AP PHOTO/NAM Y. HUH

Airline passenger numbers are set to rise by over a quarter in the coming years to hit 3.6 billion in 2016, with China accounting for nearly one in four new travelers, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced Thursday.

Posted: December 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines seeks US help on North Korea rocket

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Map showing the expected splashdown points of two stages of North Korea's planned rocket launch in April, according to details submitted to the International Maritime Organization. Agence France-Presse

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said Thursday the Philippines will seek the assistance of the United States to track a North Korean long-range rocket, part of which is expected to land off the Philippines.

Posted: March 22nd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos pray for miracle to save trio in China

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MANILA – Prayer vigils in the Catholic Philippines were to be held Tuesday in the hope of a “miracle” to save three Filipinos scheduled to be executed in China, a support group for their families said. Convicted drug traffickers Ramon Credo, 42, Sally Villanueva, 32, and Elizabeth Batin, 38, are due to be put to [...]

Posted: March 29th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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