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Solomon Islands agreed to accord after China references axed

Oct. 04, 2022 09:01 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday. “There were some references that put us...

New Zealand marks queen's death with holiday, church service

Sep. 25, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a public holiday, a moment of silence and an official memorial service. The South Pacific nation is among 14 outside of the United Kingdom that continue to recognize the British...

Live updates: Biden arrives in London for queen's funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LONDON — U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. The president was expected to sign the official condolence book and attend a reception Sunday at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III before attending the queen's funeral at...

New Zealand republic debate complicated by Māori treaty

Sep. 16, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The death of Queen Elizabeth II last week has reignited debate in New Zealand about whether it should continue recognizing Britain's monarch as its symbolic head of state or take the final step toward independence by becoming a republic. But there...

New Zealand PM says no republic plan following queen's death

Sep. 12, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday that her government will not pursue any moves to change the country into a republic following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Ardern said she thought New Zealand will eventually become a republic,...

New Zealand prime minister says her government won't pursue becoming a republic following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Sep. 12, 2022 03:34 AM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand prime minister says her government won't pursue becoming a republic following death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Live updates: Charles back in London as king; queen mourned

Sep. 09, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela offered condolences to the United Kingdom on Friday following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch. Queen Elizabeth II’s death was headline news in several Latin American countries. ...

Queen Elizabeth II has died: Live updates

Sep. 09, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TORONTO — Elton John paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at his final concert in Toronto on Thursday night, saying he was inspired by her and is sad she is gone. “She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest moments with grace and decency and genuine caring,”...

Australia says its navy can resume visits to Solomon Islands

Sep. 06, 2022 19:11 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia said Tuesday its navy ships have been given clearance to resume visits to the Solomon Islands, which had last week announced a temporary block on all military vessels during a review of its approval processes. Australian Foreign Minister...

Sending suspect to China could cost New Zealand millions

Aug. 26, 2022 08:40 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Sending a murder suspect to face trial in China could end up costing New Zealand taxpayers millions of dollars because officials would need to post an extra diplomat to Shanghai to monitor his treatment, documents exclusively obtained by The Associated Press show. ...