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Australia to take Japan to court over whaling

CANBERRA, Australia - (AP) Australia has announced it will take Japan to the International Court of Justice in a bid to prevent it whaling in the Antarctic Ocean. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Attorney-General Robert McClelland say it underlines the government's "commitment to bring...

Australia sues Japan over controversial whaling

TOKYO - (AP) Japan said Tuesday it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales per year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban. Australia Japan's major trading partner filed...

Japan may quit whaling commission if ban stays put

TOKYO - (AP) Japan is considering withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission if no progress is made toward easing an international ban on commercial whaling, its fisheries minister said Tuesday. The IWC the international body that regulates whaling will gather for its annual meeting next...