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Lapas Nusakambangan rusuh, seorang napi tewas

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:37 AM

Kerusuhan melibatkan napi teroris dan kelompok John Kei

Lembaga Pemasyarakatan Nusakambangna, Cilacap. Foto oleh Irma Muflikah/Rappler

Bill English sworn in as New Zealand PM

Dec 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED Socially conservative Bill English is sworn in as the country s new prime minister following last week s shock resignation of his popular predecessor John Key

New Zealand's new Prime Minister Bill English (L) speaks to the media beside his deputy Paula Bennett during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 12, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Finance minister presumptive New Zealand PM as challenges fade

Dec 08, 2016 - 12:00 PM

UPDATED Police Minister Judith Collins and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman withdraw their nominations and said they are putting their support behind Finance Minister Bill English

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

3-way battle to replace Key as New Zealand PM

Dec 06, 2016 - 10:10 AM

UPDATED Three MPs including the deputy leader put their hand up to be New Zealand s next prime minister

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Bill English speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament in Wellington on December 5th, 2016. Marty Melville/AFP

Popular New Zealand Prime Minister John Key calls it quits

Dec 05, 2016 - 8:18 AM

UPDATED This is the hardest decision I ve ever made and I don t know what I ll do next says Prime Minister John Key

RESIGNATION.  New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has announced his resignation on December 5, 2016. File photo by David Rowland/AFP

Evacuations underway in New Zealand quake areas

Nov 15, 2016 - 8:27 AM

UPDATED Prime Minister John Key estimates the quake repair bill will reach billions of dollars but the short term priority is delivering much needed supplies to the stricken town of Kaikoura

This photo taken and received on November 14, 2016 shows a woman and child in front of a house damaged by an earthquake as it sits on the fault line at Bluff Station near Kaikoura on the South Island's east coast. Alex Perrottet/Radio New Zealand/AFP

New Zealand rejects flag change, stays with Union Jack

Mar 24, 2016 - 5:52 PM

The results are preliminary but the size of the margin means they are unlikely to change when the final tally is released next Wednesday

NEW ZEALAND'S FLAG. Handout photo by New Zealand Government/EPA

New Zealand flag vote - 'beach towel vs colonial relic'

Mar 03, 2016 - 7:44 AM

UPDATED New Zealanders begin voting on whether to adopt a new flag

NEW AND OLD. A frame grab from a New Zealand government video shows the proposed Silver Fern flag and the existing Union Jack flag. Image courtesy New Zealand government

12 negara tandatangani Kemitraan Trans Pasifik

Feb 04, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Pengunjuk rasa berpendapat TPP akan mengorbankan lapangan kerja

Delegasi 12 negara usai menandatangani Kemitraan Trans Pasifik di Auckland, New Zealand, pada 4 Februari 2016. Foto oleh Peter Meecham/EPA

APEC led to losses for hotels, airlines

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Local airlines suffer millions of dollars in foregone revenues while some hotels went on lockdown during APEC

LOCKDOWN. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport and some Metro Manila hotels are on a lockdown last week due to the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera / Rappler

PH seeks to expand economic cooperation with New Zealand

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:21 PM

President Aquino also seeks New Zealand s support for the Philippines bid to join the Trans Pacific Partnership

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Is Trans-Pacific Partnership friendly to small businesses?

Nov 19, 2015 - 6:43 AM

New Zealand and Hong Kong s leaders also weigh in on a trade deal for the region while China pushes for the FTAAP

APEC Look back: Where were 2015 APEC world leaders in 1996?

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Rappler lists what the heads of state of APEC member economies were doing back when the Philippines first hosted the high level meetings in 1996

Pacific leaders agree to disagree on climate change

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:34 PM

It s not the best outcome that we would have liked says Kiribati President Anote Tong at the end of the Pacific Islands Forum leaders retreat

'AGREE TO DISAGREE.' A meeting of South Pacific nations has failed to reach an agreement on tackling climate change. File photo by Mick Tsikas/EPA

Leaders pay tribute to Gallipoli fallen on centenary

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:27 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the world needs a message of peace more than ever in the 21st century

COMMEMORATION. Britain's Prince Charles (L) and Prince Harry (R) visit the Cape Helles English Memorial during a commemorative event of the Battle of Gallipoli, in Gallipoli, Turkey, April 24, 2015. Photo by Tolga Bozoglu/EPA

New Zealand PM to attend cricket final over Lee funeral

Mar 29, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I think it s the right call he says

'RIGHT CALL'?: File photo of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Dennis Brack/Pool/EPA

World hails Lee Kuan Yew as visionary, shrewd

Mar 23, 2015 - 9:13 AM

UPDATED World leaders and governments from around the world heap acclaim for Lee Kuan Yew the Singaporean statesman whose shrewd and sometimes caustic views on world affairs were much sought by his fellow leaders

SMILING LEE. This photograph provided by the Straits Times and taken on August 14, 2009 shows Singapore's first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew during an interview in Singapore. Straits Times/AFP

New Zealanders to vote on changing Union Jack-style flag

Oct 29, 2014 - 3:11 PM

Prime Minister John Key says it s time for the former British colony to adopt a flag that is more recognizably Kiwi after more than a century under the existing banner

OLD AND NEW. New Zealand will hold a binding referendum in 2016 on changing the national flag, with Prime Minister John Key hoping to drop the current design featuring Britain's Union Jack (right) in favor of a silver fern. NZ flag photo by Marty Melville, AFP; silver fern image from Wikipedia.

New Zealand PM John Key sweeps to third term victory

Sep 20, 2014 - 9:59 PM

Policies largely took a back seat in the campaign to allegations of government dirty tricks and smear campaigns along with accusations Key s administration allowed mass spying on the population

VICTORY. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key celebrates after winning the general election at the 2014 New Zealand National Party election event at Viaduct Event Center in Auckland on September 20, 2014. Photo by Marty Melville/AFP

New Zealanders vote in 'dirty tricks' election

Sep 20, 2014 - 4:33 PM

Opinion polls indicate Prime Minister John Key will narrowly secure a third term in a campaign dominated by allegations of dirty tricks and spying

3RD TERM? File photo of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. Dennis Brack/Pool/EPA

New Zealand election campaign under way amid dirty tricks furor

Aug 24, 2014 - 2:19 PM

New Zealand s ruling National party launches its election campaign engulfed in a furor over underhand tactics less than four weeks before the country goes to the polls

 POPULIST. File photo of Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key shot 20 June 2014. Dennis Brack / Pool / EP

New Zealand PM tips tight election battle

Aug 18, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Despite high opinion poll ratings John Key says nothing could be taken for granted under New Zealand s complicated Multi Party Proportional MMP voting system

Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand speaks at a press conference June 18, 2014 in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

World leaders mark outbreak of World War I

Aug 04, 2014 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED King Philippe of Belgium: Peace has to be a shared goal World War I reminds us to reflect on our responsibility to bring people together

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN. King Philippe of Belgium (L) lays a wreath of flowers during a ceremony of remembrance for the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, at the Allies' Memorial, in Cointe, near Liege, Belgium, 04 August 2014. Julien Warnand/EPA

New Zealand FM says he was misled in diplomat sex attack row

Jul 03, 2014 - 1:55 PM

NZ Foreign Minister: If you think I m thrilled about the performance of the ministry on this matter you re seriously mistaken

This general view shows the exterior wall of the High Commission of Malaysia building in Wellington on July 1, 2014. Neil Sands/AFP

New Zealand's Maori king snubs Prince William

Mar 04, 2014 - 1:52 PM

King Tuheitia s office rejected the offer arguing the 90 minutes allotted for the visit to the Maori leader s base in the North Island was not long enough for proper protocols to be observed

Kim Dotcom blasts New Zealand police 'cover-up'

Aug 30, 2013 - 2:20 PM

Kim Dotcom accused New Zealand police of selective law application after they opted not to prosecute intelligence officials who illegally spied on him

KIM DOTCOM SPEAKS. Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom speaks as he comes face to face for the first time with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key as lawmakers examine a controversial proposal allowing intelligence agencies to spy on local residents at Bowen House in Wellington on July 03, 2013. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE

NZ wants answers on milk 'botulism botch-up'

Aug 29, 2013 - 2:52 PM

With New Zealand reliant on the dairy industry gov t said it was important to prevent such mistakes occurring again

CENTER OF CONTROVERSY. A photo taken on August 12, 2013, shows Fonterra's Hautapu dairy factory located near the rural town of Cambridge, some 150 km south of New Zealand's largest city, Auckland. AFP/William West

Fonterra milk scare a false alarm, says NZ

Aug 28, 2013 - 2:54 PM

A barrage of tests ordered had confirmed the contaminant was not the potentially fatal Clostridium botulinum but a milder bug called Clostridium sporogenes

DOUBLE CHECK. A woman checks a guarantee announcement on a shelf of Dumex baby formula, which uses the New Zealand dairy Fonterra as its raw material supplier, at a supermarket in Hefei, north China's Anhui province, on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP

NZ's John Key to apologize to China for milk scare

Aug 13, 2013 - 10:20 AM

John Key says the reputation of Fonterra is inextricably tied with that of New Zealand as a whole

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, July 22, 2013. AFP File / Marty Melville

Fonterra CEO sorry for milk scare, denies cover-up

Aug 05, 2013 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED New Zealand s dairy industry which accounts for 25 of the country s total exports will be particularly concerned about the damage caused to its reputation in China

Customers visit a Fonterra stall during a Baby Fair in Hong Kong on August 5, 2013. Photo by AFP / Dale de la Rey

New Zealand's Key accuses Fonterra of 'staggering' delay

Aug 05, 2013 - 10:28 AM

UPDATED John Key said it was difficult to understand why Fonterra did not act immediately when tests last year showed there were problems

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, July 22, 2013. AFP File / Marty Melville

No apology from NZ prime minister for Beckham 'jibe'

Nov 05, 2012 - 3:59 PM

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Monday November 5 insisted he did not owe football star David Beckham an apology after reportedly describing the former England captain as thick

Aquino on China row: NZ backs rules-based approach

Oct 23, 2012 - 3:37 PM

President Aquino says New Zealand supports a rules based approach to resolving the PH China dispute

Aquino wants PH, NZ to be ‘top of mind’

Oct 22, 2012 - 12:15 PM

President Aquino wants to expand trade with New Zealand as he meets with Filipinos and businessmen in Auckland

Gov't to spend P44-M for Aquino's Australia, NZ state visits

Oct 21, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Aquino will depart Manila at around 9pm Sunday with Auckland New Zealand as his first stop

AUSSIE PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard (L) with Aquino (R) during their last bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok, Russia on November 14, 2012. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino to make first visit to Australia, NZ

Oct 17, 2012 - 2:34 PM

Aquino will make his first official trip to Australia and New Zealand top destinations for Filipino OFWs

AUSSIE PRIME MINISTER Julia Gillard (L) with Aquino (R) during their last bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Vladivostok, Russia on November 14, 2012. Malacañang Photo Bureau