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Colorado News: DENVER, U.S. AttoColoradorney Jason R. Dunn Delivers Remarks At Islamic Center Of Boulder In Wake Of New Zealand Massacre

DENVER, Co. (STL.News) – U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and senior staff attended a vigil yesterday for victims of the mass shooting in New Zealand. Please find U.S. Attorney Dunn’s remarks below. Text of U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn’s remarks Good Afternoon. My name is Jason Dunn, and I am the United States Attorney for the District … Continue reading Colorado News: DENVER, U.S. AttoColoradorney Jason R. Dunn Delivers Remarks At Islamic Center Of Boulder In Wake Of New Zealand Massacre

Spcial Olympics News: New Zealand Special Olympics Athletes Solidarity Amid Grief at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (STL.News) – In the wake of the deadly shootings on Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, athletes from Special Olympics New Zealand and Special Olympics UAE, along with leaders of Special Olympics, gathered today at the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi in a show of compassion and unity. … Continue reading Spcial Olympics News: New Zealand Special Olympics Athletes Solidarity Amid Grief at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

USCIRF News: Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC (STL.News) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Friday condemned in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attacks on Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand.  Chair Tenzin Dorjee said: “We express our deepest condolences to those affected by this horrific act of violence that killed 49 … Continue reading USCIRF News: Statement on New Zealand Mosque Attacks

United States | Remarks to the Press

United States (STL.News) – SECRETARY POMPEO: Good morning, everyone. Today I’d like to make brief remarks on two foreign policy issues. But first, I want to offer my personal condolences to the nation of New Zealand in the wake of the grotesque mosque attacks in Christchurch. The thoughts and prayers of the American people are … Continue reading United States | Remarks to the Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australian officials say an environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands. The Australian High Commission in the Solomon Islands said Friday that footage taken this week shows little progress … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Grounded ship leaks 80 tons of oil near Pacific UNESCO site

United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy Travels to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji

United States – Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Patrick Murphy will travel to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji February 26-March 7. PDAS Murphy will visit Manila, Philippines February 26-March 1 to support Secretary Pompeo’s visit and meet with Filipino counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest, in addition … Continue reading United States | Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs W. Patrick Murphy Travels to the Philippines, New Zealand, and Fiji

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Australia’s trade minister says that while there might be some delays in processing of coal shipments at Chinese ports, he has no reason to believe China is banning Australian coal. Simon Birmingham told reporters Friday in Adelaide that he did not see any problem in the relationship between the two … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Australia says coal holdups at China ports are not a ban

CANBERRA, Australia | US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer said on Thursday. Think Inc. said it had received a notice of intention from the government to deny Manning entry. The group is calling on her supporters to … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | US leaker Chelsea Manning to be barred from Australia

New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/ August 15, 2018 (STL.News) — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. Previously the housing market was open to investors worldwide, but the government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes. In recent years, there have … Continue reading New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

NEW YORK | Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

NEW YORK — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and finish the rest of his term. Collins was indicted Wednesday on charges he passed inside information about a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Facing indictment, Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The largest wildfire ever recorded in California needed just 11 days to blacken an area nearly the size of Los Angeles — and it’s only one of many enormous blazes that could make this the worst fire season in state history. Some 14,000 firefighters from as far away as Florida and even … Continue reading LAKEPORT, Calif. | Battling 18 blazes, California may face worst fire season

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the EU is encouraging enterprises to increase their business with Iran, as that country has been compliant with their nuclear-related commitments. Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it’s up to Europeans to decide who they want … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal

BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

BEIJING — Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday, despite a new Chinese threat of tariff hikes on U.S. goods, after Washington reported solid employment numbers. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index skidded 0.8 percent to 2,719.38 but Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 added 0.2 percent to 22,560.99. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng jumped 0.7 percent to 27,863.87 while … Continue reading BEIJING | Asian stocks rise after solid US jobs report

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — An Australian soldier who dug a snow cave to survive below-freezing conditions for a week on a New Zealand mountain was rescued Friday. Rescue authorities said they plucked 29-year-old Terry Harch from Mount Aspiring on the South Island in what they described as a “snatch and grab” mission involving three helicopters. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | Soldier rescued after surviving week on New Zealand mountain

AUCKLAND, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand leader finds new focus as a parent

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Feeding. Poop. Sleep. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said those are the things she has obsessed over the most as a new parent, and that the experience of focusing on such basic needs for her baby girl has helped her appreciate why people with young families may not find time … Continue reading AUCKLAND, New Zealand | AP Interview: New Zealand leader finds new focus as a parent

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand —New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn girl. Ardern on Thursday became just the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office. Many hope … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand leader recovers with mac-n-cheese after birth

WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter Thursday and posted a photo welcoming the healthy newborn “to our village.” She is the second elected world leader to give birth while holding office after late Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who gave birth to daughter Bakhtawar in 1990. … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand | New Zealand leader welcomes newborn girl ‘to our village’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They say it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and, if successful, would be the first time an … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

WELLINGTON, New Zealand  — New Zealand’s government plans to spend billions of dollars rebuilding rotting hospitals and schools and improving other infrastructure as the economy continues to grow at a healthy clip. The liberal government on Thursday announced its first budget plan since winning national elections last year. It has ditched tax cuts that were … Continue reading WELLINGTON, New Zealand  | New Zealand to spend billions on fixing hospitals, schools

CANBERRA, Australia | Correction: Australia-Malaysia-Asylum Seekers story

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — In a story May 7 about Malaysian authorities intercepting a boat carrying Sri Lankan asylum seekers, The Associated Press reported erroneously that travelers who arrive in New Zealand immediately qualify for an Australian visa. Only New Zealand citizens immediately qualify for an Australian visa. A corrected version of the story is … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Correction: Australia-Malaysia-Asylum Seekers story

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters Australia and New Zealand Through Strategic Relationship as it Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

MADISON, N.J./ April 16, 2018 (STLRealEstate.News) — Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate LLC today announced it is entering Australia and New Zealand with master franchisor Charles Tarbey, Chairman, CT Investment Holdings Pty Ltd. This collaboration is a significant milestone in Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate’s global growth as the brand celebrates its ten … Continue reading Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Enters Australia and New Zealand Through Strategic Relationship as it Celebrates its Ten Year Anniversary

Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

BIRMINGHAM, England/March 03, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —World record-holder Christian Coleman added the championship record to his growing list of achievements in winning the 60 meters at the world athletics indoors on Saturday. Coleman smashed Maurice Greene’s 20-year-old world record last month by clocking 6.34 seconds and he came within 0.03 seconds of that at Arena Birmingham. … Continue reading Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time

AkzoNobel narrowly wins leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race

AUCKLAND, New Zealand /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — After 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) and almost 21 days at sea, only two minutes separated the first two yachts to finish the sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Wednesday after a difficult passage from Hong Kong Auckland. AkzoNobel of the Netherlands crossed the finish line … Continue reading AkzoNobel narrowly wins leg 6 of Volvo Ocean Race

Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea /February 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Anna Gasser edged two-time gold medalist Jamie Anderson in a thrilling final to earn gold in the Olympic debut of women’s Big Air snowboarding. Gasser, the reigning world champion, stomped the last of her three jumps, a double cork 1080 that saw the Austrian flip twice while spinning … Continue reading Gasser outduels Anderson for gold in women’s Big Air

Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/January 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an earth imaging and two other satellites for weather and ship tracking after … Continue reading Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand prime minister announces she’s pregnant

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — New Zealand’s prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37, took office in October. Speculation swirled around whether she would start a family soon when she took over the leadership of her then opposition Labour Party last year. Ardern … Continue reading New Zealand prime minister announces she’s pregnant

New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot water

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)(STL.News) — When researchers in New Zealand drilled deep into an earthquake fault, they stumbled upon a discovery they say could provide a significant new energy source for the South Pacific nation. The scientists found the water in the Alpine Fault was much hotter than expected, and could potentially be harnessed to … Continue reading New Zealand quake scientists discover surprise: Hot water

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)(STL.News) — New Zealand’s popular Prime Minister John Key stunned the nation on Monday when he announced he was resigning after eight years as leader. Key had been widely expected to contest his fourth general election next year. But he said he wanted to ensure he didn’t make the mistake that some … Continue reading New Zealand Prime Minister John Key resigns after 8 years

Powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand, killing 2 people

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A powerful earthquake that rocked New Zealand on Monday triggered landslides and a small tsunami, cracked apart roads and homes and left two people dead, but largely spared the country the devastation it saw five years ago when a deadly earthquake struck the same region. Strong aftershocks continued to shake … Continue reading Powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand, killing 2 people

The Latest: New Zealand downgrades tsunami warnings

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on a strong earthquake that struck New Zealand (all times local): 7:25 a.m. Authorities in New Zealand have downgraded tsunami warnings around the country following a powerful earthquake. The magnitude-7.8 quake struck the South Island early Monday, just after midnight. The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management … Continue reading The Latest: New Zealand downgrades tsunami warnings