World

This category covers major global events and international relations relevant to New Zealand, as well as the country’s involvement in world affairs and diplomacy.

OJ Simpson death: Who was he, was he ever convicted, and why was he acquitted?

OJ Simpson death: Who was he, was he ever convicted, and why was he acquitted?

The story of Orenthal James – “OJ” – Simpson is about a fallen hero. The former American football star and…
Russia, Germany, UK urge restraint as Iranian threat puts Middle East on edge

Russia, Germany, UK urge restraint as Iranian threat puts Middle East on edge

Russia, Germany and Britain urged countries in the Middle East to show restraint and Israel said it was preparing to…
Taylor Swift: Artist’s music back on TikTok after dispute

Taylor Swift: Artist’s music back on TikTok after dispute

Taylor Swift’s songs are back on TikTok following a dispute that led her label to stop licensing its content to…
AUKUS, Gaza on agenda during Winston Peters-Antony Blinken talks in Washington

AUKUS, Gaza on agenda during Winston Peters-Antony Blinken talks in Washington

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and US Secretary of State have agreed there are powerful reasons Aotearoa should engage with…
OJ Simpson, NFL star acquitted in ‘trial of the century’, dies aged 76

OJ Simpson, NFL star acquitted in ‘trial of the century’, dies aged 76

By Graeme Baker, in Washington for BBC News. OJ Simpson, the former American footballer who was controversially cleared of double…
Russian missiles pound Ukraine’s embattled energy system

Russian missiles pound Ukraine’s embattled energy system

By Tom Balmforth, Reuters Russia staged a major missile and drone strike on Ukrainian energy infrastructure early on Thursday, damaging…
New police search for missing mum Samantha Murphy in bushland in Victoria

New police search for missing mum Samantha Murphy in bushland in Victoria

Police have launched a “significant search” of a new area of bushland near Ballarat today for the body of missing…
Joe Biden says US ‘considering’ dropping pursuit of Julian Assange

Joe Biden says US ‘considering’ dropping pursuit of Julian Assange

By Brad Ryan in Washington DC for the ABC. US President Joe Biden has indicated the United States could abandon…
Simon Harris elected as Ireland’s new prime minister

Simon Harris elected as Ireland’s new prime minister

Simon Harris has been elected as taoiseach (Irish prime minister) by members of the Dáil (Irish parliament). Aged 37, the…
Charges filed against school official in case of boy, 6, who shot teacher

Charges filed against school official in case of boy, 6, who shot teacher

By Bernd Debusmann Jr, BBC News A former Virginia school official is facing criminal neglect charges in connection with an…
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