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US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise
Fitness

US, UK join Pacific allies in Fijian military exercise

A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the regionCANBERRA, Australia -- A military exercise in Fiji involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand ends this week as the traditional allies counter China’s growing influence in the region.The 11-day Exercise Cartwheel in Fiji began Sept. 12 and ends Friday, the U.S. Embassy in the Fijian capital Suva said Tuesday in an email.U.S. Navy Commander Victor Lange said the name of the exercise originated from Operation Cartwheel during World War II, in which the U.S. fought alongside the militaries of Australia, New Zealand and Fiji — then a British colony — to neutralize the Japanese base at ...
Queen Elizabeth II offered advice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on being a leader and a new mother
Entertainment

Queen Elizabeth II offered advice to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on being a leader and a new mother

London — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the late Queen Elizabeth II gave her some of the best advice on leading a country while being a new mother. Ardern, who had a baby while in office, met the queen in 2018, while she was pregnant."One of the things on my mind, alongside being a new prime minister, was being a prime minister and a mom, and when you think about leaders who have been in that position, there was Benazir Bhutto. There was myself. Before that, there was the queen. There were so few to look to," Ardern told CBS News partner network BBC News on Sunday."So I said to [Queen Elizabeth II], 'How did you manage?' And I remember she just said, 'Well, you just get on with it.' And that was actually probably the best and most factual advice I could have," Ar...
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Politics

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's ...
Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific
Business

Best hotels for business travelers in Asia-Pacific

Business travelers are on the road again. So there's no better time for CNBC Travel to name the best hotels for business travel across Asia-Pacific.CNBC joined with the market and consumer data firm Statista to produce rankings of the "Best Hotels for Business Travelers." A second list of rankings for hotels in Europe and the Middle East will be published next month.In total, we analyzed more than 10,000 four- and five-star hotels in 117 locations to produce a list corporate travelers can trust. We did this using a three-step process:Asking business travelers and hotel industry professionals to answer a CNBC reader survey which ran from May 3 to June 7, 2022.Reviewing more than 1 million hotel data points, which included objective information (location, business facilities, food, leisur...
Scammed New Zealand couple booted from Toronto AirBnB by police – Toronto
Global News

Scammed New Zealand couple booted from Toronto AirBnB by police – Toronto

A New Zealand couple visiting Toronto was booted from a downtown Airbnb rental by police in the middle of the night after a man claimed the unit was his, even though the couple had paid in full for a one-month rental and had already been staying there for several days. Syeda Farhana Shariff and Shariff Masudul Haque had rented a Front Street West apartment listed on the Airbnb website and had paid more than $4,000 to the rental company.“It was amazing until last night,” Farhana told Global News describing the couple’s visit to Toronto, praising the city and the location of the apartment about a block from Rogers Centre.But late Wednesday, the couple got an unexpected knock at the door when they were settling in for the night. A man told them he lived there and said they had to lea...
New Zealand Business Confidence Slightly Less Gloomy
Business

New Zealand Business Confidence Slightly Less Gloomy

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand business sentiment improved slightly in July but remained gloomy in the face of intense inflation pressures, an ANZ Bank survey showed on Thursday.The survey's headline measure showed a net 56.7% of respondents expected the economy to deteriorate over the year ahead. That compared with a 62.6% pessimism level in the previous poll in June.ANZ said in a note that businesses were well aware the Reserve Bank is on a mission to reduce customer demand to curb inflation so it was no surprise they were feeling apprehensive.A total of 8.7% of respondents expected their own businesses to shrink in the next 12 months, a slight improvement from 9.1% previously.ANZ said economy-wide inflation pressures remain intense with 91.3% of business expecting costs to rise.T...