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Papua New Guinea cancels Australia migrant camp contract

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea on Monday took a significant step toward shutting down island refugee camps that have become synonymous with Australia's much-condemned immigration policies.

Papua New Guinea asks for millions to avoid budget cliff

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea has asked Australia for hundreds of millions of dollars in direct budget support, as the impoverished Melanesian nation tries to prop up shaky public finances.

Talks under way to close Australia's Manus detention camp

Port Moresby - Authorities in Papua New Guinea are in talks to shutter migrant detention centres on Manus island that have become synonymous with Australia's much-condemned immigration policies.

PNG asks China to refinance $8bn public debt

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea has asked Beijing to refinance its $8 billion debt, in a request likely to rile Australia and the US as they try to maintain their influence in the Pacific in the face of a rising China.

Op-Ed: Russia and China vs America — Not looking good

New York City - The latest meeting of Presidents Putin and Xi ha highlighted a changing international landscape in which America is losing its influence in many ways. Where's this mess going? A lot of people would like to know.

At least 24 killed in brutal Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

Port Moresby - At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.

24 killed in Papua New Guinea tribal massacres

Port Moresby - Twenty-four people have died -- including two pregnant women with their unborn children -- in tribal fighting in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.

Papua New Guinea deploys army to help volcano emergency

Kokopo - Troops have been sent to help thousands of people displaced by a volcanic eruption on a remote archipelago in Papua New Guinea, the prime minister said Friday, as a second volcano erupted.

Papua New Guinea volcano erupts sending residents fleeing

Kokopo - Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano -- designated one of the world's most hazardous -- erupted Wednesday, spewing lava high in the air and sending residents fleeing.

Papua New Guinea demands end to Australia refugee contract

Port Moresby - Australia must end or completely rework a controversial multi-million dollar contract to manage refugees stuck in tropical island camps, Papua New Guinea's prime minister demanded on Tuesday.

Papua New Guinea PM denies 'chasing" investors away

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea's new Prime Minister toned down fiery rhetoric against foreign resource companies during a first address to the nation Wednesday, saying he was not trying to chase investors away.

Papua New Guinea PM resigns, throwing gas deal into doubt

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea's embattled prime minister stepped down on Wednesday, capping a months-long political crisis and calling a multi-billion-dollar French and US-backed gas deal into question.

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill resigns amid gas deal tensions

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigned on Sunday following a string of high-profile political defections that threatened his leadership.

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill resigns

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill resigned on Sunday, media reports said, following a string of high-profile political defections that threatened his leadership.

Assessment teams deployed after massive Papua New Guinea quake

Kokopo - Papua New Guinea dispatched assessment teams Wednesday to get a full picture of the damage caused by a violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck an island chain off the north coast overnight.

7.5 magnitude quake rattles residents on Papua New Guinea island

Kokopo - A violent 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck an island chain off the north coast of Papua New Guinea late Tuesday, knocking out power and sending residents fleeing for safety.

Papua New Guinea PM plays down leadership challenge

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea's embattled prime minister insisted he still had the backing of his party Monday and can avoid being turfed out of office in a vote of no confidence.

Op-Ed: Who’s afraid of China’s Belt and Road? Guess

Sydney - Superficial analysis of China is easy. They’re communists. Everything they do is therefore wrong and a threat to “us”, whoever that is these days. So when a big initiative like the New Silk Road, aka the Belt and Road, comes along, it’s tricky.

Papua New Guinea's men-only parliament eyes seats for women

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea is considering making its currently all-male legislature more representative, by creating parliamentary seats reserved for women.

Independence vote delayed for Papua New Guinea's Bougainville

Port Moresby - A referendum that could lead to statehood for the troubled south Pacific Island of Bougainville has been delayed until the end of the year, top officials meeting in Port Moresby agreed Friday.
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