U.S. environmentalists sue to block border wall with Mexico

/ Sep 15, 2017

U.S. environmentalists sue to block border wall with Mexico

Three advocacy groups sued the federal government Thursday to block construction of a border wall with Mexico, alleging that the Trump administration overstepped its authority by waiving environmental reviews and other laws. The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife and Animal Legal Defense Fund seek to ...

German court rules public should have free access to beaches

Sep 14, 2017

German court rules public should have free access to beaches

The public should not be forced to pay to walk on Germany's beaches or swim in the sea, a federal court ruled, calling into question private beaches along the North and Baltic Sea coasts. The coastal town of Wangerland, 170 km (100 miles) west of ...

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

/ Sep 11, 2017

Taiwan democracy activist pleads guilty in Chinese trial

A Taiwanese pro-democracy activist pleaded guilty Monday to subverting state power in China's first criminal prosecution of a nonprofit worker since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign nongovernmental organizations. Lee Ming-che's supporters, though, quickly said he had been forced to confess to crimes ...