• Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:00
    A stoned head of state at war with drugs
    Referring to his tight schedule at the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation  Summit in Papua New Guinea, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said, “I use marijuana to stay awake.” 
  • Tue, 04 Dec 2018 01:00
    Papua New Guinea’s ‘gay village’ offers sanctuary, hope
    As an openly gay man in Papua New Guinea, where sex between men is illegal and stigma and violence widespread, 24-year-old Kapera Patrick remembers thugs pelting him with abuse, stones and bottles.
  • Thu, 29 Nov 2018 01:00
    From Apec disarray to G20 opportunity to reset ‘unfair’ China trade
    The delegations from the three largest economies in the world – the United States, China and Japan – are now gone from the recent Asean and East Asia Summits here, as well as from the Apec summit in Papua New Guinea. 
  • Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:50
    APEC's future in doubt after costly summit failure
    Port Moresby - With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort.
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  • Sun, 18 Nov 2018 14:23
    Cops called on Chinese envoys as APEC summit tensions boil over
    PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea – The police were called when Chinese officials attempted to “barge” into the office of Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.
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  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 17:07
    Pence says US to partner in Papua New Guinea military base
    The United States said Saturday it will join forces with Australia in the development of a new naval base in Papua New Guinea, a project seen as a move to curb China's influence in the Pacific.
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  • Sat, 17 Nov 2018 15:39
    Pence pulls U-turn, will stay overnight in Papua New Guinea
    In a last-minute U-turn, US Vice President Mike Pence will spend the night in Papua New Guinea where he is attending a regional summit, changing plans to fly in and out of Australia which had led to complaints of a lack of committment.
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  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:51
    APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules
    The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year's APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by "countries large and small" as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering.
  • Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:25
    VFS extends its visa outsourcing services in Asia
    Residents of Brunei, Fiji, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, China and Thailand will soon be able to apply for visas for Germany through VFS Global.
  • Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:11
    Donald Trump to skip Asia summits in Singapore and Papua New Guinea, to send Mike Pence instead
    US President Donald Trump will not be attending the US-Asean, East Asia Summit (EAS), and Apec (Asia-Pacific Regional Cooperation) meetings in Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November, sending Vice-President Mike Pence instead, the White House said on Friday.
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  • Tue, 22 May 2018 16:45
    Rohingya refugee sent to Papua New Guinea by Australia dies
    A Rohingya refugee from Myanmar died Tuesday after jumping from a bus on a remote Papua New Guinea island, almost five years after he was sent there by Australia, officials said.
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  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 20:36
    Children left emotionally scarred by PNG earthquake 
    A 10-year-old named David – not his real name – was asleep when a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands region of Papua New Guinea in late February.
  • Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:08
    Strong quake rattles Papua New Guinea
    A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, US seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
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  • Fri, 30 Mar 2018 06:32
    Strong quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat over
    A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea on Friday, US seismologists said, but a tsunami threat from the tremor was over.
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  • Mon, 26 Mar 2018 09:47
    His Majesty sends condolences to Papua New Guinea
    His Majesty the King sent a letter to the regent of New Papua New Guinea on Sunday to express his condolences over a major earthquake in the province of Hela late last month.
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