Papua New Guinea

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met with Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne today. The two praised the vibrancy of the bilateral relationship, including our joint efforts to promote a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific. The ministers coordinated on our top foreign policy goals, particularly achieving … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne

United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Pacific Island Leaders

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ On September 27, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with the Foreign Ministers and other senior representatives from Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Marshall Islands, Samoa, and Tonga, as well as representatives from the Pacific Islands Forum … Continue reading United States | Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Pacific Island Leaders

CANBERRA, Australia  | Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

CANBERRA, Australia — When Aziz Abdul reached Australia’s Christmas Island aboard a smuggler’s boat, he had no idea that weeks earlier in 2013, his fate as a refugee from Sudan seeking a new life in a new world had been sealed. Australia drew a line in the sand on July 19, 2013, to stem a … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia  | Australia succeeds in stopping migrants but many in limbo

200 refugees rejected by Australia have now settled in US

CANBERRA, Australia/March 1, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  Australia’s prime minister says his government will not consider options for resettling refugees languishing on Pacific islands until the United States fulfills its promise to take up to 1,250 of them. More than a year after President Donald Trump reluctantly agreed to honor an Obama administration deal by resettling … Continue reading 200 refugees rejected by Australia have now settled in US

Severe damage in Papua New Guinea hinders quake assessment

WELLINGTON, New Zealand/February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Severe damage to phone networks and roads from a powerful earthquake in Papua New Guinea was hindering efforts to assess the extent of the destruction Tuesday, although officials in the remote central region fear dozens of people may have been injured or killed. The government had not confirmed … Continue reading Severe damage in Papua New Guinea hinders quake assessment

Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New Guinea

WELLINGTON, New Zealand /February 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A powerful earthquake rattled forest villages and a large gold mine in central Papua New Guinea on Monday, and the government sent officers to the region to assess unverified reports of fatalities and check the extent of the damage. Officials said that as of Monday afternoon there were … Continue reading Powerful earthquake rattles remote Papua New Guinea

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon

CANBERRA, Australia/January 18, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a scientist said Thursday. Thousands of people have been evacuated from islands surrounding Kadovar Island off the South Pacific nation’s north coast since a volcano there began erupting on Jan. 5, spouting ash. Flights nearby … Continue reading Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon