Latest Papua New Guinea News

Australian PM supports Charles's continuing climate advocacy

Sep. 15, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday it would be “perfectly acceptable” for King Charles III to continue to advocate for climate change action in his new apolitical role as monarch. Albanese was speaking ahead of his departure for...

Australia to take South Pacific leaders to UK royal funeral

Sep. 14, 2022 03:40 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Tuvalu have accepted Australia’s help to fly representatives to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral and other British Commonwealth island leaders could take up the offer, Australia’s prime minister said Wednesday. ...

Horse trainer, wheelchair athlete to attend royal funeral

Sep. 13, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday his official delegation to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next week will include racehorse trainer Chris Waller and wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott. Waller and Alcott are among 10 “everyday...

King Charles III proclaimed Papua New Guinea head of state

Sep. 13, 2022 02:51 AM EDT

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — The leaders of Papua New Guinea held a ceremony Tuesday to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II and proclaim King Charles III as the country’s new head of state. Governor-General Bob Dadae and Prime Minister James Marape were joined by...

3 dead after 7.6 quake hits remote part of Papua New Guinea

Sep. 11, 2022 02:32 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — At least three people are dead after a powerful earthquake hit a remote part of Papua New Guinea Sunday morning, authorities say. Others were injured and infrastructure damaged in the magnitude 7.6 jolt that was felt across the Pacific country. The...

US Geological Survey detects 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea; NOAA warns of tsunami threat

Sep. 10, 2022 20:46 PM EDT
BANGKOK (AP) — US Geological Survey detects 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea; NOAA warns of tsunami threat.

Solomon Islands asks navies not to send ships pending review

Aug. 31, 2022 03:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands on Wednesday asked countries to not send naval vessels to the South Pacific nation until approval processes are overhauled, amid concerns over a new security pact between the Solomons and China. The government made the request after...

US Coast Guard cutter is denied port call in Solomon Islands

Aug. 26, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A U.S. coast guard cutter conducting patrols as part of an international mission to prevent illegal fishing was recently unable to get clearance for a scheduled port call in Solomon Islands, an incident that comes amid growing concerns of Chinese influence on the Pacific nation. ...

Papua New Guinea prime minister retains power at election

Aug. 09, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s Parliament returned Prime Minister James Marape to power Tuesday following elections in the South Pacific Island nation. He was nominated unopposed to lead the next coalition government at the first sitting of Parliament since the...

Australian report says Papua New Guinea's Parliament has returned Prime Minister James Marape to power after elections

Aug. 09, 2022 03:02 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian report says Papua New Guinea's Parliament has returned Prime Minister James Marape to power after elections.