China and Australia compete for influence in the Pacific

This weekend's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit is a special occasion for Papua New Guinea (PNG), the organization's smallest and poorest nation. It is the first time the Pacifi...

4 remain in hospital after Pacific lagoon plane crash

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An airline says four passengers remain hospitalized after one of its planes crashed into a Pacific lagoon in Micronesia last week. Air Niugini said in a st...

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The airline operating a flight that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday in Micronesia says that one man is missing, after earlier saying that all 47 passengers and c...

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AFTER DRAMATIC TESTIMONY, MORE TOXIC, PARTISAN POLITICS S...

Passenger plane crash-lands in Pacific lagoon

An Air Niugini Boeing 737-800 has ended up half-submerged in a lagoon outside an airport on Chuuk Island in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) after missing the runway on Friday morning. A numb...

AP Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Anti-India protests and clashes erupted in disputed Kashmir after Indian troops killed a young shepherd who was tending his sheep, officials and residents said. In other images from ...

Airline in miracle lagoon landing has never had fatality

The plane that crash-landed Friday in a remote Pacific lagoon was operated by Air Niugini, an airline that's hardly a household name but provides crucial links between isolated Melanesian outposts in ...

Everybody survives plane's crash-landing in Pacific lagoon

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Dozens of passengers and crew have survived a plane's crash-landing in a Pacific lagoon. The Air Niugini plane hit the water short of the runway Friday...

All passengers and crew have survived a crash-landing of a plane in a lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — All passengers and crew have survived a crash-landing of a plane in a lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Nauru demands China apologize for bad behavior at Pacific Islands Forum

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nauru President Baron Waqa called on China to formally apologize for a string of bad behavior by Chinese envoys at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) over the past few days. ...

Matson Christens First Aloha Class Vessel ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ at Philly Shipyard

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 2, 2018--Matson, Inc. (NYSE:  MATX ), a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, and Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, May 11, the 131st day of 2018. There are 234 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 11, 194...

Taiwan to host SE Asian Audiovisual conference in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Film Collectors Museum has won the rights to host the "SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association Annual Conference and Forum" (SEAPAVAA) ...

Top 10 Things you REALLY didn’t know about Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last week, British newspaper the Telegraph published a list of the top 10 things they claimed you did not know about Taiwan to accompany a travel article. It was a nice curiosi...

Micronesia: Scenic island-hopping and a lesson in letting go

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia (AP) — A trip to Micronesia means island-hopping, stargazing, wreck-diving and scenic views. But be prepared for the unpredictable. You won't be competing w...