Governments around the world must introduce carbon taxes, halt plans for new coal plants and accelerate the closure of existing ones if damage to the Pacific from climate change is to be limited, the UN secretary general has told Pacific leaders on his first visit to the region.
The last remaining refugee children detained by Australia on the remote Pacific island of Nauru are being moved to other countries, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday, following criticism of Canberra's harsh treatment of asylum-seekers.
Papua New Guinea sent troops and rescue workers Monday to respond to a powerful earthquake in the Pacific nation’s mountainous interior, with unconfirmed reports of fatalities and warnings of aftershocks and landslides.
Eleven Pacific Rim countries have agreed on the ‘core elements’ of a vast new regional trade pact without the US by stripping out a swath of intellectual property protections and other contentious measures previously advocated by Washington.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.
An American a writer and retired professor says instead of reconciliation and cooperation with China, the United States is taking a confrontational approach in the Pacific area which could be very harmful for Washington.
The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries reached a contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects the intellectual property of multinational corporations. Now each country must sell the deal to skeptical lawmakers.