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President Donald Trump's abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program. But Beijing's influence may be overstated. Trump's cancellation of the June 12 meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong Un would... [Read More]
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Two people have been taken to hospital after being trapped in a two-car crash north of Whanganui. [Read More]
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South Korea on Saturday expressed cautious relief about the revived talks for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump canceling the highly-anticipated meeting before saying it's potentially back on. [Read More]
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A New Zealand woman who went missing in California while tramping has been found alive with a shattered pelvis. [Read More]
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MIAMI — Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and this year, it looks like it might also bring an early start to the 2018 hurricane season. Although hurricane season doesn't begin until June 1, a tropical system off the Yucatan Peninsula has become Subtropical Storm Alberto as of 11 a.m. Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Click here to track the storm. For holiday beach-goers flocking to the US Gulf Coast looking for their first taste of summer... [Read More]
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The lightning-caused Arena Canyon Fire has torched 160 acres so far west of Navajo Lake and about five miles south of the New Mexico/Colorado border. [Read More]
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Air Force veteran Michael Matthews was prepared to lay his life on the line for his country in 1974, but what he wasn't prepared for was to be betrayed by his fellow soldiers. [Read More]
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Diplomacy has never been easy for Taiwan and is becoming ever more complex as it is caught between the United States under an unpredictable leader and an increasingly assertive China, which claims the self-ruling island as its own. In her strongest statement yet over pressure from China, Taiwan's president Tsai Ing-wen blamed Beijing after Burkina Faso severed ties Thursday with Taipei. Tsai said China was showing insecurity over "more substantial developments in relations between Taiwan and the US, and other like-minded countries". The US remains democratic Taiwan's most powerful ally and leading arms supplier, although it gave up official... [Read More]
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El argentino Maxi Urruti anotó a los 11 minutos el tanto con el que FC Dallas se impuso el viernes 1-0 en su visita al Toronto FC. Jesse González preservó la delantera mínima de Dallas mediante varias atajadas providenciales. Con una mano, desvió un tiro de Jonathan Osorio en las postrimerías del duelo, en el que se añadieron siete minutos de descuento. El árbitro Chris Penso mostró tres tarjetas amarillas a Dallas por perder tiempo deliberadamente. Dos de esos cartones preventivos llegaron en los descuentos. Toronto, monarca vigente de la MLS, dominó largos tramos del... [Read More]
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A person has been seriously injured after a car and motorbike collided in New Plymouth. ... [Read More]
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OPINION: A dozen takeaways from the Crusaders' win over the Hurricanes. [Read More]
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The body of a 77-year-old man from Auckland has been found in a bay near Picton in the Marlborough Sounds. [Read More]
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Cyclone Mekunu has blown into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain and cutting off power lines. Portions of Salalah, Oman's third-largest city, lost electricity early Saturday as the cyclone made landfall. Streets already were flooded and in some places impassable. While there is no rain at dawn... [Read More]
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Brazilian truckers defied an agreement between union leaders and the government to end a strike, increasing pressure on President Michel Temer to give in to their demands to prevent the economy from crashing to a halt. [Read More]
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President Trump struck a more optimistic note after North Korea said it remained willing to meet despite his decision to scrap plans for a June 12 summit. [Read More]
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Irish voters repealed a constitutional ban on abortion, according to an exit poll Friday, a sweeping change that caps an emotion-filled debate and marks another significant step away from the country's historic Catholic influence. [Read More]
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Standing before Parliament this month, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would be making an official apology on behalf of all Canadians for an event for which no living Canadian is responsible. In May 1939, four months before the outbreak of war in Europe, the MS St. Louis — a transatlantic luxury liner carrying more than 900 Jewish refugees — left Germany in search of a country that would take in its passengers. Due to immigration policies based on domestic political realities, rather than humanitarian grounds, the ship was first denied entry to Cuba, then the U.S.,... [Read More]
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State Highway 1 is closed near Warkworth in north Auckland after a multi-vehicle crash. [Read More]
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Satoyama Jujo Hotel, set amongst the tranquil beech forests and cascading rice paddies of Minami-Uonuma, Japan, is the perfect weekend getaway from Tokyo. See why a magazine editor was so inspired to revive the 150-year-old house it sits in, and how the hotel is delighting guests every single day. [Read More]
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The official tally won't come till Saturday, but two major exit polls suggest that Ireland is moving away from its conservative Roman Catholic roots. [Read More]
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