French Polynesia

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The disastrous voyage of Satoshi, the world’s first cryptocurrency cruise ship
The long read: Last year, three cryptocurrency enthusiasts bought a cruise ship. They named it the Satoshi, and dreamed of starting a floating libertarian utopia. It didn’t work out

Sophie Elmhirst

07, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Young clownfish on coastal reefs dying faster due to exposure to artificial light, study finds
Researchers say species exposed for long periods to light pollution near the shore were less likely to survive than those living farther away

Donna Lu

09, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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France underestimated impact of nuclear tests in French Polynesia
Groundbreaking new analysis could allow more than 100,000 people to claim compensation

Jon Henley

09, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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From the archive, 1996: France stops nuclear test programme
Twenty-five years ago, the French government announced the end of its nuclear weapons programme in the South Pacific

compiled by Richard Nelsson

27, Jan, 2021 @11:26 AM

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Remote Marshall Islands records its first coronavirus cases
Pacific nation was one of the last on Earth without a single confirmed Covid-19 infection

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

29, Oct, 2020 @12:18 AM

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Guam boy, 10, dies as Covid outbreak threatens country's health system
Of island’s nearly 1,900 cases, 70% were diagnosed in August and September, with one in 10 tests positive

Ben Doherty Pacific Editor

14, Sep, 2020 @5:48 AM

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Portugal dropped from safe travel corridor list as Covid cases rise
Hungary, French Polynesia and Réunion also removed, but arrivals from Sweden will no longer have to quarantine

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

10, Sep, 2020 @6:00 PM

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Hundreds of sailors fear being stranded for Pacific storm season amid Covid border closures
Australia and New Zealand, the usual safe havens for yachts during the Pacific cyclone season, are closed because of Covid-19 restrictions

Phil Taylor in Auckland and Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

07, Sep, 2020 @6:51 AM

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'We are in dire straits': Pacific stands on Covid brink amid surging infections
Rising cases in Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia, and Guam raise fears of uncontrolled coronavirus outbreaks across Pacific

Tess Newton Cain and Bernadette Carreon in Koror

29, Aug, 2020 @8:00 PM

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Pacific Islands hit by first coronavirus case after French Polynesian MP infected on Paris trip
Maina Sage diagnosed with virus in Tahiti after meeting with infected French culture minister while in Paris

Nic Maclellan

12, Mar, 2020 @1:11 AM

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Precious escargot: the mission to return tiny snails to Pacific islands
British zoologists part of global project to release 15,000 endangered creatures vital to French Polynesia

Robin McKie science editor

28, Sep, 2019 @11:05 AM

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Seasteading: tech leaders' plans for floating city trouble French Polynesians
As a Peter Thiel-funded group moves to build a colony in a local lagoon, residents fear wealthy Americans just want to use their home to avoid taxes

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

02, Jan, 2017 @12:00 PM

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