Pacific

Japan’s plan to discharge water from Fukushima nuclear plant faces Pacific opposition

A regional leader says a Pacific islands delegation will meet Japan’s prime minister to voice its concerns.

Nauru’s government says it didn’t know diplomat rented luxury Bangkok property

Thai police say the property in an exclusive compound was used by Chinese criminals to forge passports.

Fiji’s new leader makes official trip abroad as tensions with military simmer

Prime Minister Sitiveni Rabuka is hoping visit to Kiribati will convince the island nation to return to a regional forum.

New Zealand’s Ardern announces resignation as prime minister ahead of election

Jacinda Ardern raised the international profile of her remote South Pacific country but suffered waning popularity at home.

US opens Solomon Islands embassy as it vies for influence with China

The modest embassy building in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara was previously the US consular services office.

New Zealand’s Ardern announces resignation as prime minister ahead of election

Jacinda Ardern raised the international profile of her remote South Pacific country but suffered waning popularity at home.