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Solomon Islands agreed to accord after China references axed

Oct. 03, 2022 22:51 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Solomon Islands agreed to sign an accord between the United States and more than a dozen Pacific nations only after indirect references to China were removed, the Solomon Islands foreign minister said Tuesday. “There were some references that put us...

Grizzlies sign center Steven Adams to multiyear extension

Oct. 01, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies gave center Steven Adams a multiyear contract extension Saturday after the center's strong first season with the team. Adams averaged career highs of 10.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists to go with his 6.9 points per game in 76 games after being...

Biden vows US commitment to Pacific Islands at summit

Sep. 29, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday told visiting leaders from more than a dozen Pacific Island countries that the U.S. was committed to bolstering its presence in their region and becoming a more collaborative partner as they face the “existential threat” of climate change. ...

Biden looks to win over Pacific Island leaders at summit

Sep. 28, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is hosting Pacific Island leaders for a two-day summit as the U.S. looks to counter China’s military and economic influence in the region. Pacific Island leaders, meanwhile, see an even more pressing concern: climate change. Secretary of...

'An inspiration': Tributes to UK's late queen at UN meeting

Sep. 26, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — This year's U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders came on the heels of another event that reverberated internationally — the death of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, followed by both an outpouring of tributes and sometimes bitter reflection on the colonialist empire...

New Zealand marks queen's death with holiday, church service

Sep. 25, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand on Monday marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II with a public holiday, a moment of silence and an official memorial service. The South Pacific nation is among 14 outside of the United Kingdom that continue to recognize the British...

US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise

Sep. 21, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the region. The 11-day Exercise Cartwheel in Fiji began Sept. 12 and ends Friday,...

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

Sep. 19, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II has been interred together with her late husband, Prince Philip, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, officials said. The royal family’s official website said the Dean of Windsor conducted a private burial ceremony late Monday at the...

Live updates: Biden arrives in London for queen's funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

LONDON — U.S. President Joe Biden has arrived in London to pay his respects to Queen Elizabeth II. The president was expected to sign the official condolence book and attend a reception Sunday at Buckingham Palace hosted by King Charles III before attending the queen's funeral at...

Live updates: Japan emperor, empress head to UK for funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako left for Britain on Saturday to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay respects to her and the British royal family who considered as a model for Japan’s monarchy in modern history. The decision for the emperor and...