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۷٫۶ Magnitude Quake Hits Off New Caledonia Coast, Tsunami Warning Issued – USGS

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC), a powerful underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7,6 rocked off the east coast of New Caledonia on Wednesday.

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NZ ramps up diplomatic presence in Pacific where China influence rising

New Zealand will send 14 new diplomats to the Pacific region next year, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, the latest move by Western governments to counter China’s growing influence in the strategic region.

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North Korean Officials Attend Peace Forum in South Korea

At the 2018 International Convention for Peace and Prosperity in Asia Pacific in Gyong, Gyeonggi province in South Korea, a North Korean official asked Asian nations to support the peace process between the two countries.

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Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes in the Pacific

Mmassive quake of magnitude 8.2 struck in the Pacific Ocean close to Fiji and Tonga on Sunday but it was so deep that it was not expected to cause any damage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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New Tropical Storm Hector continues to strengthen off Mexico

A strengthening Tropical Storm Hector is swirling far off the coast of Mexico in the eastern Pacific, and forecasters expect it to become a hurricane by the weekend.

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China using ‘debtbook diplomacy’ to spread its strategic aims in Asia Pacific

The Chinese government is leveraging billions of dollars in debts to gain political leverage with developing countries across Asia and the Pacific, a new report presented to the US State Department claims.

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EU-Africa trade relations: Why Africa needs the economic partnership agreements

For nearly three decades, Europe’s trade relations with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries, former European colonies, were based on unilateral preferences under the Lomé Convention, first signed in 1975.

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More than 80 people on missing Kiribati ferry, search for survivors continues

Authorities confirmed on Wednesday that a missing Kiribati ferry had held more than 80 passengers, as Australian and U.S. planes scoured the central Pacific ocean for survivors, more than a week after it sunk.

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Ferry that sank in Pacific was ordered not to carry people

The Kiribati government says a ferry that sank this month near the remote Pacific nation had been damaged and was ordered not to carry passengers before it sailed.

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Ferry with about 50 aboard missing near Pacific’s Kiribati

A ferry with an estimated 50 people aboard has been missing for more than a week off the coast of the Pacific nation of Kiribati, rescue authorities said Saturday.

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US Navy locates crashed plane deep on Pacific seabed

The U.S. Navy has located a transport aircraft deep on the Pacific Ocean floor where it crashed in November, killing three sailors on board.

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US Navy prepares to comb sea bed for crashed plane, sailors

The U.S. Navy said it will deploy deep water salvage experts to search for a transport aircraft that crashed in the western Pacific last month, killing three sailors.

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Russia’s Pacific Fleet ships arrive in Myanmar on unofficial visit

A Pacific Fleet squadron has arrived in Myanmar on an unofficial visit on Thursday, Pacific Fleet spokesman Nikolay Voskresensky said.

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Philippine president Duterte kicks off Asian summit, shakes hands with Trump

President Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a trio of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war.

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Trump, Duterte meet for first time at APEC summit

U.S. President Donald Trump met Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the first time at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam on Saturday.

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New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas

New Zealand’s new government is considering creating a visa category to help relocate Pacific peoples displaced by climate change.

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