Powerful quake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

World 05/14/19, 09:50

A powerful earthquake stuck Papua New Guinea late Tuesday evening, triggering a tsunami alert for coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) away.The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 7.5 and was located 45 kilometers (28 miles) ...

FIFA bans former senior VP Chung for financial misconduct

Soccer 03/01/19, 09:51

Former FIFA senior vice president David Chung has been banned from soccer for 6 1/2 years for financial wrongdoing linked to a $20 million building project.FIFA says its ethics committee judges found Chung, who resigned as the Oceania soccer confederation ...

Papua New Guinea on hunt for 275 cars missing after APEC

World 02/14/19, 02:50

A Papua New Guinea police superintendent on Thursday was hot on the trail of one of the many high-end cars he's trying to recover after an international summit.About 275 cars are missing or overdue in the impoverished Pacific nation since ...

Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

World 11/20/18, 01:00

A lawmaker says disgruntled police and prison guards have stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation last weekend.Images posted by opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer on ...

Update: APEC leaders fail to agree on final communique

Asia & Pacific 11/18/18, 02:09

The Latest on the summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Papua New Guinea were unable to agree on a final ...

Update: Pence meets Taiwan’s delegation at APEC summit

Politics 11/16/18, 23:42

The Latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea (all times local): 2:40 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has met with the head of Taiwan's delegation to an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting. The U.S. doesn't have diplomatic ...

Key facts about APEC host Papua New Guinea

Asia & Pacific 11/16/18, 19:31

Papua New Guinea hosts leaders from Pacific Rim countries, including the United States, Russia and China, this weekend in a coming-out party for the jungle-clad nation that is regarded as one of the world's last frontiers for trade and investment.The ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 11/16/18, 02:55

Japan's Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako greeted guests at the autumn garden party at the Akasaka Palace imperial garden. Akihito has said he will abdicate next year.In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, file photo, ...

Pence to visit Japan on start of Asian tour next week

Politics 11/08/18, 01:10

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Japan next week to discuss North Korea and other issues ahead of two key regional meetings.Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced Thursday that Pence will hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Australia aims to remove asylum seeker children from Nauru

World 11/01/18, 00:02

Australia aims to remove all asylum seeker children from Nauru within two months as concerns escalate about their deteriorating health after languishing on the tiny Pacific atoll nation for up to five years.But cabinet ministers said on Thursday the government ...

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