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Tuesday 24 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: Emily Murphy, the administrator of the US General Services Administration, on Monday formally designated Joe Biden as the apparent winner of the US presidential election, providing federal funds and resources to begin a transition and authorizing his advisers to begin coordinating with Trump administration officials.
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Monday 9 November 2020

Pittsburg-PA, USA
New York Times reporting: Hours after President-elect Joe Biden declared the coronavirus a top priority, the magnitude of his task became starkly clear Sunday as the nation surpassed 10 million cases and sank deeper into the grip of what could become the worst chapter of the pandemic yet. An astonishing number — 1 in 441 Americans — have tested positive for the virus just in the last week.
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Sunday 8 November 2020

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: The former vice president achieved victory offering a message of healing and unity. He will return to Washington facing a daunting set of crises.
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Thursday 5 November 2020

London, United Kingdom
New York Times reporting: An indecisive U.S. presidential election hurtling toward legal challenges transfixed the world Wednesday, with viewers in Europe, Asia and elsewhere riveted by the pitched battle between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden and appalled by Trump’s demand to stop counting votes. By Mark Landler and Damien Cave.
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Friday 30 October 2020

Tampa-Fla, USA
New York Times reporting: That old political heartbreaker, the presidential battleground of Florida, lured the two White House contenders to the same city on Thursday, as President Donald Trump and Joe Biden confronted some of their biggest political vulnerabilities in a state that is once again shaping up as the most elusive prize in next week’s election. By Katie Glueck and Patricia Mazzei
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Thursday 29 October 2020

New York, USA
New York Times: France announced a second nationwide lockdown, and Germany moved to the very edge of one on Wednesday, testing their pandemic-weary populations as they tried to stop a mounting new wave of coronavirus infections from swamping hospitals and undoing hopes of economic recovery. Meanwhile, Australia’s second-largest city emerged from one of the world’s longest and most severe lockdowns Wednesday.
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Tuesday 22 October 2019

London, United Kingdom
By broadening the nexus between economic interest and national security, Trump is encouraging the decoupling of the world’s two largest economies and the emergence of a bipolar world order led by rival hegemons. Beyond fragmenting the trade and financial system that has underpinned the global economy for decades, the stage would be set for a devastating conflict. By Paola Subacchi.
Wednesday 26 June 2019

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
US tariff measures will not boost American economic growth. Instead, they will seriously harm the US economy. The US and China are the two biggest economies in the world. A trade war would have very serious repercussions all over the world. It could derail the current global economic expansion and cripple American businesses that depend on business with China. It could also further complicate geopolitical priorities. By Col. (Retd.) Siamelie Latu.
Friday 14 September 2018

San Mateo, California
Police in California are urging anyone who may have been victimized by a 62-year-old man Latu Kamisese Lavaki (originally from Tonga) to contact law enforcement. The San Mateo County Sherriff’s Office, in the US, released a media statement on Wednesday, calling Lavaki a “prolific sexual predator”.
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Tuesday 28 August 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two convicted murderers in California, Tevita Kaihea (22) and Charlie Hola (22), were handed large prison sentences by a court in Sacramento yesterday 27 August. Kaihea received a prison sentence of 112 years to life whilst Hola received 48 years to life.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tongan-American scholar Angelina Finau (22) of Los Angeles, has been selected by the United States Government’s prestigious Fulbright Student Program.
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Friday 3 November 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii
American, Dean Jay Fletcher (54) who is wanted in Tonga on the charge of brutally murdering his wife in July 2016 has been ordered released in Hawaii, after the United States District Court on November 1 ordered the dismissal of his extradition. The Tonga Government sought Fletcher's extraditon for the offenses of murder, manslughter, and inflicting grievous bodily harm. However, the US Secretary of State had "determined that Fletcher could not be guaranteed a fair trial in Tonga" because he did not have funds to defend himself.
Thursday 26 October 2017

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day workshop on "reporting for elections" was held this week ahead of Tonga's General Election on November 16.
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Wednesday 4 October 2017

London, United Kingdom
This weekend, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, from an overlooking hotel, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 others. Paddock, a 64-year-old former accountant with no criminal record, was ultimately found in his hotel room, dead, with some 23 guns, including more than ten assault weapons. Police later found an additional 19 firearms, explosives, and several thousands of rounds of ammunition in Paddock’s home. What the authorities have not yet found, however, is a motive.
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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