Deputy Secretary Sherman says US ‘doubling down’ on Pacific

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The United States is doubling its investment in the Pacific, US Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said Tuesday after visiting five countries in the region. “The future will be written here in the Pacific,” Sherman said at a deal-signing event in New Zealand’s capital, Wellington. Critics have accused the … Read more

US official says Solomon Islands leader ‘missed opportunity’

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. undersecretary of state said Monday that the Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands “missed an important opportunity” by not attending a memorial service to mark the anniversary of a key World War II battle, amid concerns the South Pacific island nation forges closer ties with China. Wendy Sherman … Read more

Solomons leader did not attend U.S. war memorial service in “snub” – media report

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China October 9, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter Join now for FREE unlimited access to Register SYDNEY, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare did not attend a … Read more

Rita Ora’s fiance sparks rumours they’ve secretly married as he wears ‘wedding ring’ in new snap

Rita Ora’s fiance Taika Waititi has sparked rumours they couple have married after the filmmaker was seen wearing what appeared to be a wedding band. Taika, 46, was seen wearing a piece of jewellery on his left finger while lapping up the rays and having a drink, in a picture snapped by Rita’s sister Elena, … Read more

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Australia won a stunning nine gold medals on Saturday and there is a much higher chance of adding to the tally on Day 10 of the Commonwealth Games. has you covered with live updates of all the key events, which you can follow below! DAY 9 WRAP-UP: Australians claim nine golds in stunning Commonwealth … Read more

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Australia has delivered its greatest day of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, claiming a whopping nine gold medals – and securing some equally impressive semi-final victories in hockey, cricket, netball, and beach volleyball. Australia was showered in gold in athletics, diving, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis and lawn bowls. Australia started the day on top of the … Read more

England success spotlights women’s sports at Comm Games

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A week after the Lionesses became the pride of England for winning the European Women’s Soccer Championship, their field hockey compatriots are hoping for their own historic moment in Birmingham. England have won a medal in women’s hockey at the last six Commonwealth Games, but gold has proven elusive. A thrilling … Read more

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Australia will have plenty of chases to add to their gold medal tally early Saturday night [AEST] as the action begins on Day 9 of the Commonwealth Games. Australia remain top of the Commonwealth Games medal tally with 50 gold medals, but England come close with 47 to put on a thrilling run in the … Read more

Commonwealth Games 2022: New Zealand athlete Imogen Ayris won pole vault bronze on fractured foot

New Zealand’s latest pole vault star, Imogen Ayris, has revealed she not only came into the final of her event at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a broken hand, but also with a broken foot. Ayris told the New Zealand Herald after winning bronze in the 4.45m vault, she suffered a broken hand earlier … Read more

Commonwealth Games 2022: Fans cruelled by semi-final scheduling, New Zealand vs Australia start time, cricket news

Australia’s women’s cricket team will take on New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games this weekend, but most Australian fans won’t be awake for the unmissable contest in Birmingham. The semi-final matches were announced on Friday morning AEST, with hosts England set to face India on Saturday at 11am local time. Watch The … Read more