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Harry Pearl

Papua New Guinea PM wins seat in general election as votes are tallied

Jul 17 2017

SYDNEY The prime minister of Papua New Guinea (PNG), Peter O'Neill, has won a fourth term in Parliament, but the South Pacific nation is still no clearer on who will lead it through a period of economic uncertainty.

Australia urges China to release dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow

Jul 15 2017

SYDNEY Australia on Sunday called for China to lift curbs on the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody last week.

Australia urges China to release dissident Liu Xiaobo's widow

Jul 15 2017

SYDNEY Australia on Sunday called for China to lift curbs on the widow of Nobel Peace Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo, who died of liver cancer in custody last week.

Australian PM to inaugurate French work in lucrative DCNS submarines deal

Jul 08 2017

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is due on Sunday to inaugurate at a French shipyard work on a new fleet of submarines that will form the centerpiece of Australia’s defense strategy for decades to come.

Voting in Papua New Guinea marred by problems with electoral rolls, disruptions

Jul 02 2017

SYDNEY Polling in Papua New Guinea has been hampered by reports of disruptions and voters being left off the electoral roll, but the head of an international election observer group said on Sunday there was no evidence they were deliberate.

Australia, New Zealand launch trade negotiations with Pacific Alliance

Jun 30 2017

SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand each announced on Saturday the start of free trade agreement negotiations with the Pacific Alliance trade bloc.

Australian counter terrorism police charge two teens with weapons offences

Jun 30 2017

SYDNEY Australian counter terrorism police on Saturday charged two teenage men with selling weapons and drugs, saying they were on the periphery of a large number of terror suspects being monitored.

Australian police use pepper spray to stop clashes at anti-immigration rally

Jun 25 2017

SYDNEY Australian police fired pepper spray to break up clashes between right-wing nationalists and anti-racism protesters on the streets of Melbourne on Sunday, the latest protest held by anti-immigration groups in the country.

Papua New Guinea begins voting amid economic uncertainty

Jun 24 2017

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea (PNG) began voting for a new parliament on Saturday in a two-week-long election to decide who will lead the resource-rich nation through a period of significant economic uncertainty.

Australia welcomes charges against alleged Bali bombing mastermind

Jun 24 2017

SYDNEY Australia on Saturday welcomed charges against a Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of masterminding the 2002 Bali bombings in which 202 people were killed, including 88 Australians.

World News

Britain's new leader Johnson vows to get Brexit done

Boris Johnson, the Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by the end of October, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.