Easter Island in the South Pacific is an ongoing mystery to many. What happened to the Rapa Nui people? Did they get visitors or were they visitors themselves? Why did they construct these enormous Moai statues or did they? What's with...Show More Summary
A Cook Islands lesbian couple has been banned from renewing their vows in front of family and friends. With a population of around 15,000 spread over 15 islands, the South Pacific country’s ban on gay sex can result in up to five years in prison. Rar… Read The post Cook Islands Blocks Local Same-Sex Couple from Renewing Their Vows appeared first on Towleroad.
On Tuesday, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told the press that contrary to the narrative being propagated by Washington and its allies in the South Pacific, Beijing had actually shown “great restraint” in the South China Sea. Show More Summary
I was on Atafu, an atoll far into the blue nowhere of the South Pacific, when I was offered a taste of the rich, massive coconut crab—which I later found out is endangered.
An outbreak of E. coli linked to Chipotle that originated in the Pacific Northwest has spread south and east and has now infected people in six states. New cases have been reported in California, New York and Ohio, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday. The first cases were...
The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet said Tuesday that international mediation is the best way to reduce tension over disputed islands in the South China Sea.
The Pacific Ocean gifted us with a whale of a storm that will make this week a mess for just about everybody. The approaching disturbance will trigger dangerous thunderstorms in the south, another blizzard in Colorado, flooding rains, and usher forth an abrupt end to the unusually warm air that’s bathed us for so long. Read more...
From the video’s description: The Enoshima Electric Railway is a popular scenic railway line on the pacific coast, 50 kilometers in the south of Tokyo. It is also called Enoshima Dentetsu, making the shortened form “Enoden”.
The US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt has left the South China Sea area of disputed islands for deployment in the eastern and northern Pacific Ocean, the US Navy announced on Friday.
Here's a question for armchair politicos, business school professors, foreign policy advisers and world travelers: What country runs from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf Stream waters of the North American basin, and stretches for more...Show More Summary
The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) transited the Straits of Malacca and conducted routine operations in the South China Sea as part of a deployment to the Western Pacific Nov.
The US may be sending surveillance aircraft over the South China Sea, but a recently unveiled documents show that the Pentagon has been flying top secret spy planes over the Pacific for years.
The Pentagon was pretty proud of itself when, late last month, Washington sailed a guided missile destroyer by Subi Reef, one of Beijing’s man-made islands in the South Pacific. The “freedom of navigation” exercise was designed to prove...Show More Summary
It’s been a while. I didn’t fall off the edge of the earth or escape to Canada. I didn’t turn around and start hiking south or hop a plane to the Pacific Crest Trail. No, I’m home and I’ve been writing. I just haven’t been ready to share…until now. I stood on Mt. Katahdin’s summit......
Malcolm Davis Security, Asia What will Beijing do next? China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea has generated concern across Asia about China’s challenge to U.S. strategic primacy in the Western Pacific. The U.S. has belatedly...Show More Summary
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach One of the reasons I lived so much of my life in the tropical South Pacific is because of the diving. Coral reefs are one of the most astounding ecosystems on the planet, boiling over with energy, movement, and color. I’ve spent hundreds and hundreds of hours in the water,…
I’m not criticizing. I’m just saying, if you were in Pago Pago right now, your daily commute might be more interesting. This video explains why. As you know, Pago Pago is the capital of American Samoa, a South Pacific island group 4,800 miles southwest of Los Angeles. As you might not know, it’s...
China is not aware of any plan to discuss the disputed South China Sea at an Asia Pacific leaders' summit next week, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday,
On Thursday, we brought you Ash Carter and his “big stick” (you’re welcome) which he is busy waving around on the deck of the USS Theodore Roosevelt in the South Pacific. Ultimately, the Defense Secretary was making the rounds in anShow More Summary
Earlier this week, 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and eight other countries, including China and the US held a summit to discuss defense and security in the South Pacific. Officially, this was the result: Unofficially,...Show More Summary