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US official says Solomon Islands leader 'missed opportunity'

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. deputy secretary of state said Monday the prime minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by failing to attend a memorial service to mar...

EXCLUSIVE Sherman, Kennedy to visit Solomons, where fathers fought and U.S. now vies with China

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and U.S. Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy plan next month to visit the Solomon Islands, where their fathers fought in World War Two and the United ...

Sri Lanka sends 2 ministers to Russia for oil amid crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka is sending two government ministers to Russia to negotiate for fuel — one of the necessities nearly exhausted amid the Indian Ocean island nation's economic collaps...

Senior US officials visit Sri Lanka to help resolve crisis

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Senior U.S. officials were in Sri Lanka seeking ways to help the island nation cope with an unprecedented economic crisis and severe shortages of essential supplies, as the e...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the world's highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. ...

Fishing feud at end of the world split US and UK over Russia

Miami (AP) — It’s one of the world’s highest-fetching wild-caught fish, sold for $32 a pound at Whole Foods and served up as meaty fillets on the menus of upscale eateries across the U.S. ...

Australian minister visits Solomons to counter China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new foreign minister visited the Solomon Islands on Friday to assure the South Pacific island nation it does not need a security pact with China. ...

Sudan anti-coup group sits with generals for the first time

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's leading pro-democracy group has met with the country's generals for the first time since last year's military coup, the U.S. Embassy said Friday, in what could signal a breakthrou...

Biden hoping to avoid Summit of the Americas flop in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather at the Summit of the Americas this week, the focus is likely to veer from policy issues — migration, climate change and galloping inflation — and instead shift t...

Biden scrambles to avoid Americas Summit flop in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When leaders gather this week in Los Angeles at the Summit of the Americas, the focus is likely to veer from common policy changes — migration, climate change and galloping inflatio...

Analysis: Condolence calls from elite show UAE ruler's power

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Coming from around the globe, airplanes carrying world leaders have landed in the capital of the United Arab Emirates to offer condolences for the death of the count...

Taiwan foreign ministry condemns media for fueling Chinese propaganda

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) condemned Taiwanese news agencies that have been publishing Chinese propaganda and “twisting” the intentions of the U.S....

US assistant secretary of state pledges to encourage global partners to deepen ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. has always lauded Taiwan as a democratic leader and will continue to call on regional allies to deepen ties with it, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East As...

Japan to send envoy to Solomons amid worry over China pact

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is sending a vice foreign minister to the Solomon Islands on Monday amid worry over a recent security agreement that the South Pacific nation struck with China that could increase B...

US warns of response to any permanent China military presence in Solomons

April 22 (Reuters) - A senior-level U.S. delegation met the Solomon Islands' leader on Friday and warned that Washington would have "significant concerns and respond accordingly" to any ...