Sharief slams Book on TV ad after PAC criticizes her on guns

Sharief slams Book on TV ad after PAC criticizes her on guns

Former Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief is running in the Democratic primary for Florida’s Senate District 25 against Sen. Lauren Book. SARAH KENNEY (Provided) Former Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief said in a TV ad aired Sunday that Florida state Sen. Lauren Book is “desperate to win” state Senate District 35’s Democratic primary after a … Read more

U.S.-China tensions, Kiribati’s shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting

U.S.-China tensions, Kiribati’s shock withdrawal overshadow Pacific leaders meeting

SUVA, Fiji, July 11 (Reuters) – Tensions between China and the United States, and the withdrawal of the remote Pacific island nation of Kiribati, have overshadowed the Pacific Islands Forum as leaders arrived in Fiji on Monday for the first in-person summit in three years. During the four-day meeting, Pacific island leaders will discuss how … Read more

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Prince Charles expresses sorrow over slavery in Commonwealth speech

Commonwealth leaders gather for Kigali summit Charles alludes to colonialism, slavery in speech Rwanda’s Kagame speaks of “reimagining” Commonwealth Members vote to keep Patricia Scotland as sec-gen KIGALI, June 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Charles expressed deep sorrow over slavery in a speech to Commonwealth leaders in Rwanda on Friday and acknowledged that the roots … Read more

Exclusive: China seeks Pacific islands policing, security cooperation

Exclusive: China seeks Pacific islands policing, security cooperation

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi poses for a picture prior to meeting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy October 31, 2021. Tiziana Fabi/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, May 25 (Reuters) – China will seek a region-wide deal … Read more

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

Biden says no change on ‘strategic ambiguity’ as Taiwan overshadows Quad talks

TOKYO, May 24 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden said on Tuesday there was no change to a U.S. policy of “strategic ambiguity” on Taiwan, a day after he angered China by saying he would be willing to use force to defend the democratic island. The issue of Taiwan loomed over a meeting in Tokyo of … Read more

Kim Jong Un observes weapons tests to improve nuclear capabilities

Kim Jong Un observes weapons tests to improve nuclear capabilities

SEOUL, April 17 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has observed the test firing of a new type of tactically controlled weapon aimed at increasing the country’s nuclear capabilities, the North Korean state news agency KCNA reported on Sunday. The report comes amid signs that North Korea may soon resume nuclear tests, according … Read more

Solomon Islands says it will not allow Chinese military base and knows “branches”

Solomon Islands says it will not allow Chinese military base and knows “branches”

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addresses the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, USA, on September 22, 2017. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up SYDNEY, April 1 (Reuters) – Amid a regional backlash, Solomon Islands said it would not allow a Chinese military base … Read more

Solomons confirms security talks with China; Australia and NZ affected

Solomons confirms security talks with China;  Australia and NZ affected

Australian Defense Secretary Peter Dutton responds to a bilateral meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia on 13 December 2021. Lukas Coch / Pool via REUTERS Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Sign up SYDNEY / WELLINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – Solomon Islands confirmed on Friday … Read more