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‘They call us Australians’: Vanuatu descendants of Indigenous Australians search for long lost family – ABC Online

David Abel, a former Vanuatu MP and a descendent of a Pacific Islander blackbirded to Australia, has long been an advocate for better recognition of that dark chapter in Australia’s history. He and his brother, Chief Richard David Fandanumata, a member …Read more

Australia gives more volcano aid to Vanuatu – Radio New Zealand

A disaster risk management expert and logistics officer from Australia were currently supporting the Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office to plan an evacuation, it said. An Australian resettlement expert would be deployed later this month to …Read more

China Should Do What Trump Says on Trade – Bloomberg

If you’re surprised that last week’s trade negotiations between the U.S. and China achieved little, take a look at the laundry list of demands the White House foisted on Beijing. President Donald Trump wants China to slash the trade deficit; end cyber …Read more

Hillary Clinton is sounding the alarm over China’s efforts to covertly interfere with politics worldwide – Business Insider

Hillary Clinton warned Australia and New Zealand to take China’s interference attempts “seriously.” Clinton also praised a New Zealand academic, Anne-Marie Brady, who has pioneered work on the Chinese Communist Party’s secretive arm that tries to …Read more

Japan and North Korea should talk, South Korea’s Moon says – Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan and North Korea should begin talks to normalise relations between the two countries and contribute to peace and stability in the region, South Korean President Moon Jae-in told a Japanese newspaper on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO – South …Read more

Latest Ambae eruption produced worst ashfall – volcanologist – ReliefWeb

Latest Ambae eruption produced worst ashfall – volcanologist. Report. from Radio New Zealand International. Published on 07 May 2018 — View Original. The latest eruption on Ambae island in Vanuatu produced more ash than last year’s event …Read more

Mueller rejects Trump request to answer questions in writing – CBS News

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now on President Trump’s legal team, told CBS News correspondent Paula Reid Monday afternoon that special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has rejected proposals to allow Mr. Trump to answer questions from …Read more

Netanyahu puts wrong foot forward by serving Japan’s Abe dessert in a shoe – Washington Post

JERUSALEM — There aren’t that many cultures where putting a shoe on the dining room table is acceptable behavior, but for the Japanese there is clear etiquette against allowing outdoor shoes inside. That might explain the furor following a visit by …Read more

One-Time Potential Rival to China’s Xi Draws Life Sentence – Wall Street Journal

BEIJING—A former top Communist Party official once seen as a potential successor and rival to Chinese President Xi Jinping received a life sentence on corruption charges—a punishment state media portrayed as lenient. A court on Tuesday issued the …Read more

PNG athletics team in Vanuatu – Loop PNG

The athletes are 100m and 200m sprinters Frederick Ageda (Pom) and Linus Kuravi (WNB); distance runners Gethru Komba and Mary Tenge (Simbu) ; middle distance runner Lyanne Tibu (ENB); and East Sepik athlete Isila Apkup who runs 400m. Athletics PNG …Read more