PNG politicians are shrugging off concerns about Beijing's rising influence in the Pacific, as Chinese investors plan to spend $400m on a brand new Chinatown development for Port Moresby.
The Coalition is likely to face another outcry from NGOs after cutting foreign aid in the Budget from $4.16 billion this financial year to $4.04 billion in 2019/20.
As China flexes its muscles throughout the Pacific, New Zealand finds itself in a troublesome position between its largest trading partner, the United States, and fears of Chinese interference in domestic affairs.
News anchor Jorge Ramos says his team's equipment was also confiscated after President Nicolas Maduro saw their video of young Venezuelans eating from a garbage truck in Caracas.
Beijing intensifies its campaign to isolate Taiwan in the Pacific, pressing for the region's peak diplomatic body to formally accept the Chinese Communist Party is Taiwan's rightful government.
The latest moves from the EU come amid an impending humanitarian crisis that the US, Spain and Germany have started to respond to.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his plan to ease restrictions on kava imports during his recent trip to Vanuatu — but Yolngu elders are saying the move could have grave impacts on remote Australia.
Tanzanian Seif Sakate stood out in the small, Australian coastal town he called home but it helped him get noticed by the locals who eventually followed him to Africa to build a school and a kindergarten.