Latest Oceania News

New Zealand leader makes 1st trip to UK since trade deal

Jul. 01, 2022 11:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday made her first visit to the U.K. since both countries signed a free trade agreement, meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to boost bilateral ties and discuss Russia's war in Ukraine. The trip came after...

Australia and France make 'new start' after submarine row

Jul. 01, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Australia and France opened a “new chapter” in their relations Friday as the new Australian prime minister seeks to heal wounds from a secret submarine contract that infuriated France. President Emmanuel Macron warmly shook hands with Australian Prime Minister...

New Zealand designates Proud Boys a terrorist organization

Jun. 30, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand's government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including the Islamic State group that have been given an official terrorist designation,...

UK's Johnson to host New Zealand's Ardern in London

Jun. 30, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will host New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in London on Friday for talks on security and boosting bilateral ties. The meeting comes after both leaders attended the NATO summit in Madrid this week. Johnson's...

EU, New Zealand strike free trade deal after 4 years' talks

Jun. 30, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and New Zealand said Thursday they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations and sealed a partnership to reinforce their cooperation against organized crime and terror groups. According to the EU, trade with New Zealand is...

The European Union and New Zealand say they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations

Jun. 30, 2022 09:51 AM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and New Zealand say they have concluded a free trade deal after four years of negotiations.

Live updates | Putin warns on NATO troops in Sweden, Finland

Jun. 29, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The latest on the NATO summit in Madrid: Russian President Vladimir Putin is warning Finland and Sweden that if they welcome NATO troops and military infrastructure onto their territory, Russia will respond in kind. He said Wednesday that Russia will...

Australia prioritizes reducing emissions and cheaper EVs

Jun. 29, 2022 01:52 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government is putting climate change at the top of its legislative agenda when Parliament sits next month for the first time since the May 21 election, with bills to enshrine a cut in greenhouse gas emissions and make electric cars cheaper, a minister...

Australia talks down prospect of having nuclear subs by 2030

Jun. 28, 2022 22:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new defense minister on Wednesday talked down the prospect of Australia acquiring U.S. nuclear-powered submarines by the end of the decade, describing such a timetable as “optimistic in the extreme.” Defense Minister Richard Marles,...

NASA hopes New Zealand launch will pave way for moon landing

Jun. 28, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — NASA wants to experiment with a new orbit around the moon that it hopes to use in the coming years to once again land astronauts on the lunar surface. So it is sending up a test satellite from New Zealand. The initial stages of the launch went...