Latest Papua New Guinea News

Veteran reunited with dog tag lost during WWII's Pacific War

Aug. 7, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A 97-year-old U.S. Army veteran from Bismarck has been reunited with a dog tag he lost in Papua New Guinea while serving in World War II. A stranger found Ed Boger's dirty, rusted dog tag about five years ago while digging a hole for a school flagpole in Lemieng, Papua New Guinea, The...

Papua New Guinea open to Chinese and Australian investors

Jul. 22, 2019 12:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea's prime minister said Monday his South Pacific island nation was open to investment from China, Australia and any other country that is willing to work within the country's rules. Prime Minister James Marape is making his first visit to Australia since he became...

New Zealand leader says US lacks interest in Asia-Pacific

Jul. 19, 2019 6:32 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The United States is losing interest in the Asia-Pacific region, New Zealand's prime minister said on Friday, as concerns grow about China's expanding influence. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke in Melbourne where she met with her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to...