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Friday 9 December 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Live and Learn Environmental Education programme was awarded US$1.5 million to provide 11,000 children and 2,900 households with access to improved Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene systems in four Pacific Islands. The funding was announced by USAID at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre, Nuku'alofa on 7 December.
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Friday 11 November 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Peace Corps commemorated its 55th anniversary in Tonga on 10 November, a happy occasion that also announced the return of volunteers in 2023.
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Thursday 6 October 2022

Washington D.C,USA
Tonga was among Pacific Island countries who signed on to a new partnership with the United States of America, strengthening and renewing ties at the conclusion of the first U.S. Pacific Island Country Summit in Washington D.C. on 28-29 September.
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Friday 5 August 2022
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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
After flying into Tonga today, United States Deputy Secretary of State, Wendy R. Sherman, said the United States is looking forward to a new phase in its relationship.
 She is on Pacific trip aimed to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the region.
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Thursday 4 August 2022

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, HE Wendy R. Sherman will arrive in Tonga on Friday, 5 August, during a Pacific trip to reflect the United States' commitment to the region. She is expected to meet King Tupou VI in Nuku'alofa.
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Wednesday 13 July 2022
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Suva, Fiji
The United States will set up an Embassy in Tonga, subject to congressional discussions, US Vice President Kamala Harris told Pacific leaders today, along with other new actions, as they step up their commitment to the Pacific region with an increased American presence.
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Friday 17 September 2021

Sydney, Australia
New York Times News Analysis: When Scott Morrison became Australia’s prime minister three years ago, he insisted that the country could maintain close ties with China, its largest trading partner, while working with the United States, its main security ally. “Australia doesn’t have to choose,” he said in one of his first foreign policy speeches. On Thursday, Australia effectively chose. Following years of sharply deteriorating relations with Beijing, Australia announced a new defense agreement in which the United States and Britain would help it deploy nuclear-powered submarines, a major advance in Australian military strength.
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Friday 17 September 2021

Paris, France
New York Times Reporting: President Joe Biden’s announcement of a deal to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance, infuriating France and foreshadowing how the conflicting U.S. and European responses to confrontation with China may redraw the global strategic map. The Biden administration appears to be upping the ante with Beijing by providing a Pacific ally with submarines that are much harder to detect than conventional ones.
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Tuesday 24 August 2021

Washington, USA
New York Times reporting: The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 years and older, a decision that is likely to set off a cascade of vaccine requirements by hospitals, colleges and universities, corporations and other organizations.
Thursday 15 July 2021

Suva, Fiji
A one-year USD1.5 million partnership to support seven governments in the Pacific in their COVID-19 preparedness plans was today committed by UNICEF and the United States Government.
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Tuesday 23 March 2021

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The United States Peace Corps celebrated its 60th anniversary of worldwide friendship and service, at an event in Nuku'alofa on March 22. By Eleanor Gee
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Tuesday 23 February 2021

Chicago, USA
New York Times reporting: A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by the coronavirus in the United States, an unfathomable toll is nearing — the loss of a half-million people. More Americans have perished from COVID-19 than on the battlefields of World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War combined. By now, about 1 in 670 Americans has died of it.
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Friday 19 February 2021

New York, USA
New York Times reporting: Food researchers are debating whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat. Highly processed foods continue to dominate the American diet, despite being linked to obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and other health problems. Recently, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition explored the science behind addictive behaviour toward food.
Thursday 14 January 2021

Washington DC, USA
Tonga has been kicked out of the United States non-immigrant worker programs H-2A and H-2B due to Tonga’s refusal to accept ICE charter flights to repatriate nationals ordered to be removed from the US.
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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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