Government And Politics

Guam governor-elect wants cockfighting to remain legal

Dec 15, 2018

Guam's governor-elect says she wants to make sure cockfighting continues to be legal in the U.S. territory

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Dec 15, 2018

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement

Australian prime minister says his government recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move embassy yet

Dec 15, 2018

Australian prime minister says his government recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move embassy yet

New Zealand law to make medical marijuana widely available

Dec 11, 2018

New Zealand's government has passed a law that will make medical marijuana widely available for thousands of patients over time

Australian PM accuses Muslim leaders of denying threat

Nov 21, 2018

Australia's prime minister has accused senior Muslim community leaders of "continuing down a path of denial" after they refused an invitation to a meeting to discuss the threat posed by Islamic extremists

Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

Nov 20, 2018

A lawmaker says disgruntled police and prison guards have stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished South Pacific nation over the weekend

US, allies to bring electricity to most of Papua New Guinea

Nov 18, 2018

The U.S., Japan, New Zealand and Australia say they'll bring electricity to 70 percent of Papua New Guinea's people by 2030, boosting the West's response to growing Chinese influence in the South Pacific

Abe visits Darwin shrine to Japanese war dead

Nov 17, 2018

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a shrine in Darwin, Australia, commemorating the deaths of 80 Japanese submariners in waters near the city in World War II

Philippines' Duterte to cut short APEC trip, officials say

Nov 16, 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his participation in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Papua New Guinea just days after coming under criticism for skipping some regional meetings in Singapore

Papua New Guinea's betel high defies control, convention

Nov 16, 2018

A normally ubiquitous sight in Papua New Guinea's capital is men, women and children chewing betel nut combined with slaked lime and mustard bean, turning lips, teeth and tongue a dark red, and producing a mild high

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