Taiwan's Pacific allies propose Taipei and Beijing receive equal diplomatic recognition

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A change may be in order regarding diplomatic relations between Micronesian nations and China, as five Micronesian nations have issued a joint communique, which calls for ...

Wutip strikes Guam, declared super-typhoon, unlikely to reach Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After striking the Federated States of Micronesia earlier this week Typhoon Wutip in the Pacific Ocean is giving the island of Guam a mild lashing as it powers towards Eas...

Tropical storm warning issued for Guam as typhoon nears

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Guam remains under a tropical storm warning as a typhoon is expected to pass south of the Pacific U.S. territory. The National Weather Service says Typhoon Wutip...

Pacific typhoon expected to lash Guam with gusty wind, rain

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A growing typhoon in the Pacific is heading toward the Mariana Islands and could lash Guam with strong winds, rain and surf this weekend. The U.S. National Weath...

US Secretary of State emphasizes importance of supporting Taiwan among Pacific allies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Feb. 19 at the Micronesia Presidents’ Summit, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, addressed leaders of five Pacific Island nations, and allies of Taiwan. Spe...

Intensifying tropical storm bearing down on Pacific islands

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — An intensifying tropical storm in the Pacific is bearing down on Micronesia and could threaten the U.S. territory of Guam in the coming days. The U.S. National W...

Taiwan and Marshall Islands ink 2 deals to enhance cooperation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮), on behalf of the Taiwanese government, has inked two deals with his Marshallese counterpart as part of the commitment to strengthen bilat...

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...

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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...