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Japan, New Zealand agree on intel sharing pact amid growing regional security concerns

Jun. 19, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and New Zealand agreed Wednesday in principle on an intelligence sharing pact as their leaders shared concerns over the increasingly challenging security environment in the region, including closer ties between Russia and North Korea. In a joint statement, Prime...

Passenger plane lands safely in New Zealand after a fire shuts down an engine

Jun. 17, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A passenger plane landed safely at a New Zealand airport on Monday after a fire shut down one of its engines, the nation’s fire service said. The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 jet bound for Melbourne, Australia, with 67 passengers and six crew...

New Zealand fire service says a passenger plane has landed safely after an engine caught fire during takeoff

Jun. 17, 2024 03:24 AM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand fire service says a passenger plane has landed safely after an engine caught fire during takeoff.

Chinese premier lands in Australia on first such visit in 7 years

Jun. 15, 2024 06:50 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang arrived in Australia on Saturday on a relations-mending mission with panda diplomacy, rock lobsters and China’s global dominance in the critical minerals sector high on the agenda. His visit is the first by a Chinese premier in...

Chinese Premier Li and New Zealand’s Luxon hail close ties as they sign trade deals in Wellington

Jun. 13, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang met with New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon on Thursday in Wellington, where the two leaders played up the ability of “good friends” to respectfully disagree — while publicly diverging on little. Li, China’s...

Chinese premier to visit New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia

Jun. 11, 2024 05:35 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia starting Thursday, officials said. Li will visit the three countries from June 13 to 20, a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement said Tuesday. Australia earlier announced...

New Zealand renews search for father who vanished into forest with children 2 years ago

Jun. 11, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand authorities offered a reward and immunity from prosecution Tuesday to anyone who can help their search for three children who have been missing since their father vanished with them from a remote rural community more than two years ago. ...

After disappointing 2023, defending Olympic champion Canada has steadied heading into Paris Games

Jun. 10, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

Even coach Bev Priestman acknowledges the Canadian national team lost its way last year. Two years after winning Olympic gold at the Tokyo Games, the Canadians were humbled by a poor performance at last summer's Women's World Cup. Canada failed to advance out of the group stage for...

Kiwi rower Mackintosh swaps seats, gives up corporate life to pursue another Olympic medal in Paris

Jun. 06, 2024 06:16 AM EDT

Sitting behind a desk, noticing his body getting sore, Tom Mackintosh realized he needed to swap seats. Quickly. After five months in the corporate world, the Olympic champion rower couldn’t take it anymore. He decided it was time to get back in a boat and try to win another medal...

Luka Doncic says he'll play for Slovenia in Olympic qualifying, knees permitting

Jun. 05, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Luka Doncic has playing in next month's Paris Olympics in his plans, provided his knees allow him to go through more games and help Slovenia qualify shortly after a season in which he and the Dallas Mavericks made it all the way to the NBA Finals. Slovenia on...