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2 November 2017 1:53 PM Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S

Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba. “Let’s be honest about what we really see going on here,” Haley said. “This assembly does not have the power to end the U.S. embargo. It is based in U.S. law, which 28

2 November 2017 3:09 AM Labour already a 'brutal' Government

Opposition leader Bill English says the new Labour Government is already "brutal" and has promised to do nothing to smooth the path of the new Government. Mr English was addressing media after announcing Opposition portfolios, a minor reshuffle that's seen Judith Collins promoted to the front bench. The comments came in response to Health Minister David 34

1 November 2017 9:11 PM Asylum seekers barricaded in Papua New Guinea camp call for aid

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asylum seekers refusing to leave a detention centre in Papua New Guinea began digging wells on Thursday to try find water as their food supplies dwindled, in a stand-off that human rights groups warn could become a humanitarian crisis. Australia and PNG are trying to close the Manus Island centre, one of two remote Pacific camps that Canberra 29

31 October 2017 11:34 PM Mark's message on judging troops

Defence Minister Ron mark says he can't recall a time before now when the split second decisions of troops are dissected by non-uniform media and politicians. Defence Minister Ron Mark says he's never seen a time like now when a person who has never worn a uniform can judge the snap decision of a soldier in a war zone. Mr Mark, an army veteran whose 32

31 October 2017 11:50 AM The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit

THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved 37

31 October 2017 11:32 AM A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

New Zealand could become the world’s first country to essentially recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum or residence elsewhere, a government minister indicated in an interview Tuesday. If implemented, up to 100 individuals per year could be admitted to the island nation on a newly created visa category, according to an initial 30

31 October 2017 4:46 AM Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11

In just three days nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam. Today Jacinda responded, committing to do her ‘utmost to push against ISDS clauses’. “It’s imperative that the parties making up the new government stick to their pre-election 31

30 October 2017 7:49 PM Kudos to Andrew Little for Pike River commitment

Kudos to Andrew Little for Pike River commitment Whatever their politics, the vast majority of New Zealanders will be heartened by the new Government’s commitment to make every effort to bring home any bodies that can be retrieved from the Pike River Mine. It’s a commitment also made to the families of the 29 miners killed seven years ago at Pike River 23

30 October 2017 1:01 AM New Zealand Parliament to convene next week

New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament will meet on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 to hear the Speech from the Throne by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy. We promised we would be a government of action so I am pleased to announce the opening of Parliament next week. The Speech from the Throne will set out our vision for a fairer, better New Zealand and the measures 12

30 October 2017 1:01 AM State Opening of the 52nd Parliament

New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament will meet on Wednesday 8 November to hear the Speech from the Throne by Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “We promised we would be a government of action so I’m pleased to announce the opening of Parliament next week. “The Speech from the Throne will set out our vision for a fairer, better 9