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Strong quake rocks Solomon Islands, sends people fleeing

Nov. 22, 2022 01:45 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake jolted the Solomon Islands Tuesday afternoon, overturning tables and sending people racing for higher ground. There were no immediate reports of widespread damage or injuries, although Australia's prime minister...

Solomon Islands leader rules out China base in his country

Oct. 06, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands prime minister assured Australia on Thursday that he would not “endanger his country” by allowing China to establish a naval base in the South Pacific. Solomons Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made his first visit to the...

Solomon Islands to delay election, raising fears of unrest

Sep. 08, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Lawmakers in the Solomon Islands voted Thursday to delay their nation's general election from next year until 2024, a move that opponents say amounts to a power grab and that some fear could lead to further civil unrest. Prime Minister Manasseh...