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21 September 2017 10:44 AM Candidate on own over takataapui comment

Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox is defending the right of one of her party's candidates to attack homosexual law reform - even though she has been part of that reform. Manukau East canddiate Tuilagi Saipele Esera says Pacific Island voters should not vote for the Labour Party because its decriminalisation or legalisation of same sex marriages, prostitution

21 September 2017 4:26 AM Man 'critically hurt' at Parliament

Emergency services were called to Parliament this afternoon after a man set himself on fire, police say. The man was in a critical condition and had been taken away by ambulance. Parliamentary Services issued a notice saying the forecourt and front lawn of the Beehive "has been declared a crime scene". Access restrictions were in place, it said, and people 1

20 September 2017 12:31 AM Trump defends ‘America first’ foreign policy at U.N., threatens to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

NEW YORK — President Trump on Tuesday delivered a toughly worded defense of his “America first” foreign policy in his inaugural address to the United Nations and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea if necessary. The president, speaking at the United Nations’ hallowed green-marble rostrum, also excoriated the international nuclear deal with Iran as an “embarrassment

19 September 2017 9:46 PM In Trump’s U.N. speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger

19 September 2017 6:30 PM Trump Vows to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea if It Threatens U.S

“No nation on Earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles,” Mr. Trump said. “The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime 3

19 September 2017 12:55 PM Why China Won’t Pressure North Korea as Much as Trump Wants

At the center of the North Korean nuclear crisis is a pivotal question: How much is China really willing to pressure and punish its longtime ally in Pyongyang? Recent conversations in Beijing and Washington suggest that Chinese leaders have decided to increase pressure substantially but are not—and probably never will be—willing to help President Trump 1

17 September 2017 8:21 AM UK threat level downgraded to severe from critical

London - Britain has downgraded its terrorism threat level to severe from critical, two days after a bombing in a London Underground train injured 30 people, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said Sunday. "The Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre, which reviews the threat level that the UK is under, have decided to lower that level from critical to severe," Rudd said in a televised 5

16 September 2017 9:32 PM Arrest, raid after London bombing

Prime Minister Theresa May put Britain on the highest security level of "critical" late on Friday (local time), meaning another attack may be imminent, and deployed soldiers and armed police to strategic locations such as nuclear power plants. On Saturday morning, officers in Dover, a ferry port on the southeast coast from which passenger ships sail to France 3

16 September 2017 6:49 PM British police arrest London bomb suspect at Dover border point

LONDON (Reuters) - Police arrested an 18-year-old man in the departure lounge of the port of Dover on Saturday in what they said was a “very significant” step in the hunt for whoever planted a bomb on a London commuter train that injured 30 people a day earlier. Prime Minister Theresa May put Britain on the highest security level of “critical” late on Friday