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South Korea to host 5th Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

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South Korean Foreign Minister Jin Park will hold the 5th Korea-Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Busan on 26 October. The meting to be attended...

Pacific Islands increasingly used as crime transit point, experts say

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The Pacific islands are increasingly being used as a transit point for transnational crime, including drug trafficking and money laundering, experts say. Criminal organisations from...

U.S, China vie for influence over Pacific island nations including PNG

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Forging a stronger presence in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific island nations has become part of the West’s strategy to counter China's security...

Australia boosts defence, Pacific diplomacy spending in budget

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Australia on Tuesday pledged increased defence spending and efforts to firm up diplomatic ties with neighbouring Southeast Asian and Pacific nations as it seeks...

Why Tuvalu still chooses Taiwan

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By Joel Atkinson, HUFS In his recent visit to Taipei, Tuvalu’s new Prime Minister Kausea Natano declared that Tuvalu would ‘continue to stand firm...

Massacre on island of love, 30 killed in PNG’s Milne Bay Province

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Thirty people in Papua New Guinea are reported to have been killed and many seriously injured in the worst tribal warfare on Kiriwina Island...

Taiwan not ruling out talks to win back Solomons, Kiribati

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Taiwan is open to possible discussions that may lead to regaining diplomatic ties with the Solomon Islands and Kiribati, whose decisions to switch to...

Pacific power struggle between China and U.S set to escalate after Xi Jinping locks...

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The Pacific looks set benefit economically, but some countries could also face “danger” to their democracies, after China's president cemented his grip on the...

Top Pacific law enforcers target transnational crime in the region

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Top Police leaders from twenty-eight Transnational Crime Units (TCU) across the Pacific are meeting in Samoa this week to address transnational crime such as...

The UN in RMI, the nuclear legacy, climate justice and the way forward

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A year ago, on 1st October 2021, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appointed the first Resident Coordinator Micronesia, Jaap van Hierden, to head the UN’s...

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