WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China has halted imports of New Zealand meat due to a certification dispute. Hundreds of tons of frozen beef and sheep meat worth tens of millions of dollars are stuck in refrigeration units on China’s docks. China is New Zealand’s largest export market and its largest consumer of lamb and...
SYDNEY (AP) — Skygazers across the Australian Outback were among the lucky few to witness a solar eclipse on Friday as the moon glided between Earth and the sun, blocking everything but a dazzling ring of light. The celestial spectacle, known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, is the second solar eclipse visible from northern...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The halls of Parliament echoed with a traditional Maori love song after lawmakers made New Zealand the 13th country in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Supporters of the bill, including hundreds of gay-rights advocates, stood and cheered after the 77-44 vote was...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of jubilant gay-rights advocates celebrated at New Zealand’s Parliament Wednesday night as the country become the 13th in the world and the first in the Asia-Pacific region to legalize same-sex marriage. Lawmakers voted 77 to 44 in favor of the gay-marriage bill on its third and final reading. People...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand lawmakers for a second time have voted overwhelmingly in favor of a bill allowing same-sex marriage, virtually assuring its passage into law in the coming weeks. Lawmakers supported the bill 77 to 44 Wednesday in the second of three votes that must be taken before a bill can...
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