Trump meets Pacific islands leaders to boost U.S ties

President Donald Trump met Tuesday at the White House with the leaders of the tiny, but strategic states of Micronesia and other Pacific island nations to underline the leading U.S role in the region. The brief but symbolic meeting demonstrated U.S support at a time when Washington is pushing back against expanding Chinese influence in the Pacific.

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In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal.

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Dame Meg Taylor maintains ‘Pacific Solidarity’ stance

SUVA- The importance of a united Pacific has been stressed by Pacific Islands Forum Secretary General; Dame Meg Taylor as geopolitical tensions continue to weigh on the region.Using the term, Blue Pacific, coined during the 2017 Forum Leaders meeting in Apia, Samoa; she said the Pacific Island nations are stewards of the Pacific Ocean and its resources and our boundaries need to be secured.

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Sri Lankan Papua New Guinea Friendship Foundation Show Solidarity

Sri Lankan PNG Friendship Foundation gathered on Sunday for an evening of solidarity, to remember those who died during the horrific acts of terrorism on Easter Sunday, in Sri Lanka.At the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Moresby, the service was filled with moments of silence, choruses and prayers, offered to God in good faith that those who lost their lives are at rest in eternal peace. The small community of Sri Lankans living in Port Moresby, joined by friends, gathered on Sunday evening in solidarity to offer prayers.

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Prime Minister offers condolences to Sri Lanka following Easter Sunday Terror Attacks

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, has offered the condolences of the Nation to the people and Government of Sri Lanka following a series of devastating terrorist attacks against Christians. The Prime Minister said “It is with sadness that PNG had received news of the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka this Easter Weekend.”He adds that at a time when Christians were in prayer on one of the most Holy days of the year, this is a most callous act of violence against the innocent, many people have been killed and injured while in prayer and honouring their faith and the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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