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China's Foreign Minister Starts Pacific Tour in Solomons

Beijing News 27 May 2022
China says the trip builds on a long history of friendly relations between Beijing and the island nations ... Meanwhile, the Media Association of Solomon Islands called on its members to boycott a news conference in the capital, Honiara, held by Wang and his counterpart from the Solomon Islands, Jeremiah Manele, following a meeting between the pair.
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China's foreign minister starts Pacific tour in the Solomons

NewstalkZB 27 May 2022
China says the trip builds on a long history of friendly relations between Beijing and the island nations ... Meanwhile, the Media Association of Solomon Islands called on its members to boycott a news conference in the capital, Honiara, held by Wang and his counterpart from the Solomon Islands, Jeremiah Manele, following a meeting between the pair.
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Western powers sound alarm on China plan for South Pacific

Dawn 27 May 2022
Western powers sounded the alarm on Thursday over leaked plans to dramatically expand China’s security and economic reach in the South Pacific, in what one regional leader called a thinly veiled effort to lock island states into “Beijing’s orbit”. If approved by Pacific island ...
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China plays for influence in South Pacific with security proposal and diplomatic tour

CNN 27 May 2022
Why Australia and the US care so much about China's security pact with a tiny Pacific island nation ... on the island ... The spokesman also pushed back when asked about fears that a Pacific Islands security agreement could spark a Cold War -- calling this "sensational remarks.".
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Greece accuses Turkey of directly challenging its sovereignty

The Arab Weekly 27 May 2022
Greece solemnly calls upon Turkey to stop questioning Greece’s sovereignty over its Aegean islands, in particular through legally-baseless and historically-false assertions (and) to abstain from threatening Greece with war,” the letter reads ... sovereignty of the islands to Greece.
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Chinese FM's Pacific Islands tour: Beijing's answer to Quad?If the countries agree to get into ...

Deccan Herald 27 May 2022
Chinese interests in the Pacific Islands have attracted increasing international attention. Beijing is going all out to attract and bring the countries in the Pacific Islands under its sphere of influence ... This will call for the positioning of Chinese security personnel (military and police) on these islands ... Pacific island.
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China says it ‘never’ interfered in the internal affairs of Pacific nations.

La Prensa Latina 27 May 2022
Sydney, Australia, May 27 (EFE).- As Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a 10-day regional diplomatic tour, China has said it “never interfered” in the internal affairs of Pacific island countries, nor did it seek the so-called “sphere of influence” in the region.
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EXPLAINER: What's at stake for China on South Pacific visit?

Stillwater News Press 27 May 2022
has traditionally been the area’s major power, but China has been pursuing inroads, particularly with the Solomon Islands, a nation less than 1,200 miles from Australia ... It would also enable Chinese navy ships to make port calls to resupply and provide recreation for sailors, possibly leading to a permanent presence in the islands.
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China’s Pacific tour sparks hopes, fears in tiny island nations

Al Jazeera 27 May 2022
At a carefully choreographed press conference in the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made a promise that will be bookmarked by diplomats and analysts in capitals around the world ... I support China’s initiative to develop the infrastructure of the Pacific Islands.”.
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Former Fantasy Island to partially open Saturday

The Buffalo News 27 May 2022
The former Fantasy Island will be partially opening for the season starting this weekend. Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World in Grand Island is slated to open Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day weekend, and then for only weekends through June 19 ... Despite July target, no opening date in sight for rebranded Fantasy Island water park.
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Samsung Galaxy M13 launched with a 6.6-inch FHD+ display and 50MP cameras

BGR 27 May 2022
Let’s take a look ... It has a different camera island. The phone’s square camera island from the predecessor is now switched to a rectangular island. It sports a 6.6-inch water-drop notch display, which Samsung calls the Infinity-V panel ... The device has an 8MP camera on the front for taking selfies and for doing video calls ... .
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Visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Ukraine in 2022. Meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 3 February 2022
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Turkey told to ‘stop questioning’ Greece’s sovereignty in letter to UN

Greek City Times 27 May 2022
... over islands in the Aegean Sea ... “Greece solemnly calls upon Turkey to stop questioning Greece’s sovereignty over its the Aegean Islands, in particular through legally baseless and historically false assertions [and] to abstain from threatening Greece with war,” the letter said.
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Indonesia, US eyeing South China Sea as hot spot for military drills: Report

Beijing News 27 May 2022
Indonesia's exclusive economic zone surrounding the islands partially overlaps with the so-called "nine-dash line" drawn up by Beijing to demarcate its jurisdiction in the South China Sea ... If these exercises do take place, they would likely envision the recovery of islands occupied by enemy forces.
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Church Notes: First Presbyterian fundraiser set for June 3-4

The Grand Island Independent 27 May 2022
Grand Island teen dies of apparent fentanyl-laced overdose 2022 Fremont High grad critically injured in collision not expected to survive Right place, right time. Arcadia veteran called a hero for saving woman's life Dear Annie ... Close is OK, but mother-in-law must not move in Small Town Famous expands to downtown Grand Island.
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Authorities: Teen sneaks loaded gun into SC holding facility

The Grand Island Independent 27 May 2022
A Columbia Police Department spokesperson called the incident “an egregious failure on many levels,” WLTX-TV reported ... Grand Island teen dies of apparent fentanyl-laced overdose 2022 Fremont High grad critically injured in collision not expected to survive Right place, right time. Arcadia veteran called a hero for saving woman's life Dear Annie.

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