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Monday 17 July 2017

Princeton, USA
When Americans are asked what percentage of US government spending goes to foreign aid, the median answer is 25%. The correct answer is 1%. No wonder, then, that when President Donald Trump justifies cutting aid on the grounds that other countries need to step up because they are not paying their fair share, many people believe him. By Peter Singer.
Monday 10 July 2017

Brussels, Belgium
Under President Donald Trump’s leadership, the United States took another major step toward establishing itself as a rogue state on June 1, when it withdrew from the Paris climate agreement. For years, Trump has indulged the strange conspiracy theory that, as he put it in 2012, “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make US manufacturing non-competitive.” But this was not the reason Trump advanced for withdrawing the US from the Paris accord. Rather, the agreement, he alleged, was bad for the US and implicitly unfair to it. - Joseph E. Stiglitz.
Tuesday 14 March 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Deportee reintegration is a major concern for Tonga this week as US officials arrived to take part in a three days dialogue with the Tongan government and law enforcement officials in Nuku'alofa at the National Deportation Reintegration Conference.
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Thursday 3 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A group of 22 United States Peace Corps volunteers were sworn-in today Thursday, November 3, at the Tanoa International Dateline Hotel before they take up assignments teaching English in rural village schools in Tongatapu and the outer islands. U.S Ambassador to Tonga Judith Cefkin said that next year marks the 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps in Tonga.
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Friday 7 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Attorney General’s Office is asking the United States for a provisional arrest warrant of Dean Jay Fletcher, who is accused of murdering his wife in Neiafu, Vava'u. Fletcher fled police custody on September 29 and sailed to American Samoa in his yacht Sea Oak. Tonga is seeking an extradition - a complex process which is expected to take "some time".
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Monday 18 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A multinational task group of soldiers from Tonga, New Zealand, China, Australia and the United States are working on projects to improve water storage and sanitation in Tonga as part of Exercise Tropic Twilight 2016, a humanitarian activity focused on disaster relief operations.
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Monday 13 June 2016
Majuro, Marshall Islands
A new United States Government fishing regulation that went into effect late last month, violates a conservation measure for high seas fishing in the Western and Central Pacific, “This is a superpower abusing a measure agreed to in December 2015," said Dr Transform Aqorau today, 13 May.
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Wednesday 8 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
New rainwater catchment systems and rehabilitated cement tanks were unveiled at Tefisi, Vava'u, on Wednesday 25 May, in a project funded by USAID.
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Monday 22 June 2015
Suva, Fiji
The visa system that performs national security checks of the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is experiencing technical problems, according to a statement from the US Embassy in Fiji.
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Sunday 8 September 2013
Majuro, Marshall Islands
The Republic of Kiribati and the United States have signed a boundary treaty delimiting the waters between their two countries.
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Thursday 7 February 2013
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Seabourn Quest from the United States visited Nuku'alofa on February 6 with 336 passengers and 347 crew. It departed for Fiji yesterday afternoon at 5pm after a tsunami watch issued for Tonga and warning for Fiji was cancelled.
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Tuesday 31 July 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Kurt Campbell, the US Assistant Secretary of State for the East Asian and Pacific Affairs, arrives in Tonga on August 1, the first stop of a tour that includes six other Pacific Island countries.
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Tuesday 15 May 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga's Prime Minister Lord Tu'ivakano will depart Tonga tomorrow, May 16 to attend the 2012 NATO Summit hosted by US President Barack Obama, in Chicago.
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Thursday 5 May 2005
Suva, Fiji
A trilateral security discussion among the United States, Australia and Japan that first was initiated in August 2002 will be intensified and elevated to the foreign ministerial level, according to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
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