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Nine Planes Grounded By Bomb Threats In South America Chilean Authorities

SANTIAGO – Nine planes were forced to make emergency changes to their routes within Chilean, Argentine and Peruvian airspace on Thursday because of bomb threats...

Tonga Pm Fears Asset Seizures As Pacific Debts To China Mount

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY – Pacific island nations are holding talks which could lead to a coordinated request that China forgive mounting debts in the region amid...

New Zealand Teachers Strike Challenges Labour Government Wages Policy

WELLINGTON – New Zealand school teachers went on strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years, challenging the Labour government’s plans to...

New Zealand Teachers Strike For First Time In 20 Years Challenge Governments Fiscal Plan

WELLINGTON – New Zealand school teachers went on strike on Wednesday for the first time in more than 20 years, challenging the Labour government’s plans to...

Pirelli Joins Prada As Luna Rossa Americas Cup Sponsor

– Tyremaker Pirelli will co-sponsor America’s Cup challenger Luna alongside luxury fashion house Prada, backing the Italian team’s attempt to beat...

China Says Pacific Aid Has No Political Strings

BEIJING – China’s aid to countries in the Pacific has no political strings attached and is not aimed at any third party, the country’s foreign ministry...

Festival-goers In Budapest Cool Off In The Danube

BUDAPEST – At Hungary’s Sziget Festival, the Danube river is providing revelers with some welcome respite from the searing temperatures that have hit much of...

Us Sanctions Whack Russias Rouble Turkeys Lira Free-falls

LONDON – Alarm bells were ringing on Thursday as harsh new U.S. sanctions drove drove down Russia’s rouble Turkey’s lira plunged as worries mounted...

Australia To Help Build Samoa Parliament In Latest Pacific Aid Pledge

SYDNEY – Australia on Thursday promised radio gear and help to build parliament offices in Samoa’s capital of Apia, the latest pledge of aid in the Pacific...

Golf World Salutes Australian Lyle After He Loses Cancer Battle

MELBOURNE – Golfers from around the world paid tribute to Jarrod Lyle on Thursday after the Australian’s family announced his death at the age of 36...