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U.S to boost Pacific spending to counter China, but no ‘real number’ yet

The U.S has announced it will boost military spending in the Pacific to counter China. The White House’s Indo-Pacific Strategy announcement didn’t include any money...

Government can’t stop us from winning: Fiji Opposition

National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad says the Fijian government won’t be able to stop them and the People’s Alliance from winning this year’s...

Nominations for PNG election open

The PNG Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai has announced that candidates can now nominate for general elections as early as 8am today (Thursday). There is expected...

EU to step up Indo-Pacific defence presence over China fears and Ukraine example

The European Union has resolved to step up its defence strategy in the Indo-Pacific region in light of fears about China’s growing presence and...

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres acquitted by Senate

The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday voted four to three to acquit Republican Governor Ralph Torres of all the charges filed against him by the...

Cook Islands deputy PM Minister Robert Tapaitau reinstated

Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Brown has announced that the seven-month suspension of Robert Tapaitau who is facing fraud related and theft charges as...

New Caledonia’s separatist parties pick candidates for elections

The pro-independence coalition parties of New Caledonia have selected their candidates for the French Legislative elections being held in June. Wali Wahetra from the Palika...

PNG Commission sets poll timeline

Papua New Guinea Electoral Commissioner Simon Sinai has announced that nominations will be accepted from Thursday onwards and counting will be carried out in...

‘The new normal’: Defence expert’s China warning

A defence expert has issued a stark warning about the presence of Chinese ships in the Pacific region, suggesting more sightings could be “the...

France warned against ‘recolonising’ New Caledonia

The Kanak people won't accept France's attempt to recolonise New Caledonia, a pro-independence delegate has told the United Nations. Addressing a UN's decolonisation committee seminar...

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