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Hometown Brits, Aussies look for SailGP rebound in Plymouth

Jul. 16, 2021 01:57 AM EDT

The SailGP global road show touches down in Old Blighty this weekend, giving Britain’s Paul Goodison the opportunity to race in front of home crowds for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. The regatta on Plymouth Sound will also give Australia’s Tom...

New Zealand man has plea deal in girl's attempted kidnapping

Jul. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Zealand man who was shot while allegedly trying to kidnap a 14-year-old Virginia girl he met online has reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Troy George Skinner, 28, of Auckland, New Zealand, was scheduled to face trial next...

3 Samoan weightlifters to miss Olympics over virus concerns

Jul. 01, 2021 20:20 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Samoan government says three home-based members of the Samoa Olympic weightlifting team will not be allowed to compete in Tokyo due to COVID-19 concerns in Japan. Minister of Communications Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i said in a statement...

New Zealand leader Ardern takes tougher stance on China

May. 03, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took a tougher stance on China's human rights record Monday by saying it was getting harder to reconcile differences as China's role in the world grows. While Ardern's language remained moderate...