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Pacific Islands Forum

Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Journalist Barbara Dreaver has been released after being detained in Nauru while covering the Pacific Islands Forum summit, TVNZ is reporting. RNZ's reporter on Nauru said it was understood Ms Dreaver was taken to the police station on the island after trying to...
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Pacific Islands Forum, NAURU — Nauru is at the centre of a diplomatic storm after the Pacific ­Islands Forum host nation, which is aligned to Taiwan, denied ­Chinese observers the right to visit on official passports. Forum chairman Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi threatened to...
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Leaders Summit, NAURU — Reaping greater economic benefit from regional fisheries is expected to be high on the agenda at the Pacific Islands Forum leaders' summit in Nauru this week. Increasing the yield of the Western and Central Pacific tuna fishery shows the greatest potential for growth. The...
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
Washington, D.C. —  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will lead a high-level U.S. government delegation — comprising senior officials from the White House, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Agency for...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi [SN file photo]
Apia, SAMOA — The chairman of the Pacific Islands Forum Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi says an apparent proposed Chinese military base in Vanuatu is alright as long as it does not pose any threat to the region. This week the Sydney Morning Herald reported the prospect of a Chinese military outpost...