Charlotte Greenfield

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23 Jan 2019 | 12:08 AM

Huge attack shows Taliban strength at outset of talks

KABUL (Reuters) - With one of the deadliest attacks of Afghanistan's 17-year insurgency just hours before a new round of peace talks, the Taliban rammed home its message that it intends to agree any settlement from a position of strength on the battlefield.

22 Jan 2019 | 9:07 AM

As Taliban talks gather pace, Afghan women fear turning back clock

KABUL (Reuters) - Eighteen years ago, at the height of the Taliban's power in Afghanistan, Roshan Mashal secretly taught her daughters to read and write alongside a dozen local girls who smuggled school books to her house in potato sacks.

14 Jan 2019 | 9:51 PM

Squabble over venue latest hurdle in Taliban-U.S. peace talks

KABUL (Reuters) - Efforts to negotiate a peace deal to end the 17-year war in Afghanistan, already beset by disagreement about the agenda, are facing a new hurdle over the venue for the talks.

24 Dec 2018 | 5:15 PM

Krakatau volcano partial collapse triggered Indonesia tsunami - officials

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A large chunk of a flank of the volcanic Anak Krakatau island slipped into the ocean and triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesian shores, killing hundreds of people, officials and scientists said on Monday.

12 Dec 2018 | 8:26 PM

New Zealand holds candlelight vigils for murdered British backpacker

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people held candlelight vigils in New Zealand on Wednesday to mourn a 22-year-old British woman who was killed while she was on a backpacking tour, as the national outpouring of grief focused attention on violence against women.

4 Dec 2018 | 2:20 PM

South Korean President says visit from North Korea's Kim 'a possibility'

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday a visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was "a possibility" and that such a trip would help to improve Pyongyang's relationship with the United States.

4 Dec 2018 | 7:10 AM

Fifty years on, China ramps up 'ping-pong diplomacy' in South Pacific

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - Inside a Chinese-funded facility perched on a steep hill overlooking Port Moresby's sparkling harbour, Papua New Guinea's best table tennis players are honing techniques picked up months earlier on a sponsored trip to Shanghai.

29 Nov 2018 | 5:30 PM

Huawei seeks clarification after NZ intelligence agency rejects 5G bid

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd said it was seeking clarification from New Zealand after the country's intelligence agency rejected the telecommunication industry's first request to use the Chinese firm's equipment in its planned 5G mobile network.

Western governments are increasingly wary of what they say is possible Chinese state involvement in fifth-generation mobile and other communications networks. Huawei has insisted Beijing has no influence over the company. — Reuters
28 Nov 2018 | 3:37 PM

New Zealand intelligence agency rejects first Huawei 5G bid, cites security

New Zealand's intelligence agency has rejected the telecom industry's first request to use 5G equipment provided by China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, citing a security risk.

Little said each decision regarding telecom technology was made separately under telecom and security legislation. — Reuters
17 Nov 2018 | 4:19 PM

U.S.-China discord dominates APEC summit in Papua New Guinea

PORT MORESBY (Reuters) - The United States and China swapped barbs over trade, investment and regional security at an Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit on Saturday, as growing fault lines among members suggested little prospect of consensus at the weekend meeting.