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Outgoing president of Micronesia accuses China of bribery, threats and interference
In his letter, Panuelo openly canvassed the country switching its diplomatic recognition from Beijing to Taipei

Ben Doherty and Kate Lyons

10, Mar, 2023 @12:07 PM

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Coalition must listen ‘carefully to Pacific island nations’, Simon Birmingham says before bipartisan tour
Statement comes despite torrid debates during election campaign over policies towards China and its security deal with Solomon Islands

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

11, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Smiles and unity at the Pacific Islands Forum mask tough questions shelved for another day
While leaders presented a picture of harmony, more vexing topics like Australia’s fossil fuel ambitions and China were kicked down the road

Kate Lyons in Suva

16, Jul, 2022 @1:35 AM

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CSIRO joins deep-sea mining project in Pacific as islands call for industry halt
Agency to lead consortium in scheme targeting battery materials while conservationists say Australia on ‘wrong side of debate’

Graham Readfearn

14, Jul, 2022 @1:33 AM

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Kiribati withdraws from Pacific Islands Forum in blow to regional body
President says it will not be attending forum because of failure to address concerns of Micronesian countries

Kate Lyons in Fiji

10, Jul, 2022 @10:59 AM

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Earliest Pacific seafarers were matrilocal society, study suggests
DNA analysis of 164 individuals from 2,800 to 300 years ago shows men would move to be with their wives

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

30, Jun, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Deal proposed by China would dramatically expand security influence in Pacific
Leaked copy of draft shows Beijing wants more involvement in policing, cybersecurity and marine mapping

Kate Lyons

25, May, 2022 @11:46 PM

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Pacific nations walk geopolitical tightrope over Ukraine war, as nuclear legacy looms
Pacific leaders have broadly lambasted the Russian assault, but some countries have resisted outright condemnation of the superpower

Jon Letman

03, May, 2022 @2:32 AM

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I had death threats and my tires slashed for my reporting. Many journalists in the Pacific face huge dangers | Joyce McClure
Freedom of the press might be included in some constitutions of Pacific countries, but it often only works in theory

Joyce McClure

07, Jan, 2022 @12:20 AM

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One-third of people in Pacific paid a bribe in the last year, says corruption report
Survey of more than 6,000 people by Transparency International is the most comprehensive look at corruption in the region to date

Joshua Mcdonald

17, Nov, 2021 @1:13 AM

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Micronesian scientist becomes first Pacific Islander to reach ocean's deepest point
Nicole Yamase is second-youngest person and third woman to visit Challenger Deep, a place fewer people have visited than have flown to the moon

Jon Letman

03, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Sea of resilience: how the Pacific fought against Covid
A new documentary shows that while the health impacts of the pandemic have - so far - been largely avoided, the effects of isolation on families, communities, and livelihoods has been profound

Ben Doherty, Pacific Editor

12, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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