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WELLINGTON—New Zealand police said on Saturday they would search in the waters near the volcanic White Island in their attempts to retrieve two remaining bodies, following a fatal eruption earlier this week. The remains of six people were successfully retrieved on Friday after a military team in gas masks and hazmat suits went on to the volcano and removed the bodies in a
REGINA—Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall says while hes not interested in running for the federal Conservative party leadership, he knows someone who should. Wall said on Dec. 13 hes honoured people are thinking of him, but hes finished with elected politics and is enjoying life in the private sector. But he could possibly become involved if the right candidate came
BANGKOK—A partnership between the United States and “like-minded nations” will keep Asian countries secure in the face of competition from a rising China, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said on Dec. 13. On a visit to Bangkok, Admiral John Aquilino, 56, criticized Chinas construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea, a vital trade waterway with rich
For the first time in Australia, a woman has been appointed to head an intelligence agency. Rachel Noble, who is currently responsible for the federal governments cybersecurity strategies, will lead the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) from February 2020. “Her appointment to this leadership role is a significant step forward for women in the national security sector
An accord between Libya and Turkey mapping out maritime boundaries on the Mediterranean Sea is a violation of international law, and Greeces sovereignty, European Union leaders declared at the European Council summit on Dec. 12 in Brussels. On Nov. 27, Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on maritime zones with Libya that ignores Greece, Egypt, and Cyprus—countries
A New Zealand military team that landed on a volcanic island on Friday has recovered six of eight bodies and are preparing to send them back to the capital city Wellington, police said in a statement. The high-risk operation on White Island, located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) off the east coast of New Zealands North Island began after 6 a.m. (1700 GMT Thursday)
LONDON—Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party will win a majority of 86 seats in Britains election, giving him the numbers in parliament he needs to deliver Brexit on Jan. 31, an exit poll indicated on Thursday. The exit poll showed Johnsons Conservatives would win 368 seats, enough for a comfortable outright majority in the 650-seat parliament. Labour were