Palau drops Kosovo recognition in favour of Serbia

Palau will no longer recognise Kosovo, instead favouring Serbia, which claims sovereignty over the breakaway state. The move was announced by Palau President Tommy Remengesau, who met Serbian President Aleksander Vucic in the capital Belgrade on Monday. A diplomatic...

Docs and DHBs to debate rosters and pay once more

As tensions continue to rise, junior doctors and their employers are heading into talks again this week. The public-hospital doctors and district health boards will meet in Auckland on Thursday in a second round of mediation in the dispute over rosters and pay. The...

Gold value closes increased in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Jan. 16 (Xinhua) -- The gold price in Hong Kong closed at 12,098 Hong Kong dollars (about 1,541.15 U.S. dollars) per tael on Wednesday, up 26 Hong Kong dollars from the previous trading day, according to the Chinese Gold and Silver Exchange Society.(1 U.S....

PNG chief dismisses claims of MPs deserting him

The Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has called reports of eight government MPs joining the opposition the actions of desperate people. Mr O'Neill is quoted by the National newspaper saying the opposition statement cannot be trusted - that they are just...