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Lockdowns or vaccines? 3 Pacific nations try diverging paths
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Lockdowns or vaccines? 3 Pacific nations try diverging paths

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Cheryl Simpson was supposed to be celebrating her 60th birthday over lunch with friends but…
Pacific clean-up after homes ‘blown to smithereens’ by superstorm
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Pacific clean-up after homes ‘blown to smithereens’ by superstorm

Tens of thousands of people remain homeless in Vanuatu a week after Tropical Cyclone Harold pummelled the impoverished Pacific nation,…
Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu
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Monster storm strengthens in Pacific, lashing Vanuatu

A deadly Pacific cyclone intensified as it hit Vanuatu on Monday, threatening a natural disaster that experts fear will undermine…
Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava
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Philippines on alert as volcano spews ash, lava

Lava and broad columns of ash illuminated by lightning spewed from a volcano south of the Philippine capital on Monday,…
Pacific leaders want summit focus on climate, not China
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Pacific leaders want summit focus on climate, not China

Pacific island leaders insist climate change, not China, will top the agenda when they meet in Tuvalu this month as…
Businesses clamor for Trump’s ear as $300 bn in new China tariffs loom
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Businesses clamor for Trump’s ear as $300 bn in new China tariffs loom

Washington is planning another tidal wave of tariffs on Chinese imports that represent a worst-case scenario for markets and major…
Trump touts US military power in Pacific after Japan emperor visit
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Trump touts US military power in Pacific after Japan emperor visit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday used the backdrop of a US naval ship in Japan to tout America’s “fearsome” power…
Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia
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Last refugee children in Pacific camp to be moved: Australia

  The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to…
New Caledonia votes on independence from France
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New Caledonia votes on independence from France

  The French Pacific islands of New Caledonia were voting Sunday on whether to become an independent nation, in a…
Pacific leaders seek US return to Paris climate pact
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Pacific leaders seek US return to Paris climate pact

  SYDNEY (Reuters) – Pacific island nations declared climate change to be their “single greatest threat”, urging Washington to return…
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