The United Kingdom is opening a new High Commission in Apia. The British Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, announced the opening of nine new diplomatic posts across the Commonwealth, including in Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
A tsunami in 2009 and a cyclone in 2012 have badly damaged the physical infrastructure and negatively affected the lifestyle of the inhabitants at Faleu Manono in Samoa.
North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington, but there was no clear indication in the North's announcement if it would be willing to deal away its arsenal.
Former President George H.W. Bush surprisingly greeted some of the hundreds of mourners filing through a large Houston church on Friday as they paid final respects to his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.
The Leifiifi College Under-19 Rugby team is the 2018 National Schools Rugby 15s champions. They proved too good for Zone B champions, Wesley College in the final winning by 21-13 at fulltime.
A much-anticipated match between the Australian and South African conference leaders in Super Rugby turned out to be not much of a contest on Friday. The Johannesburg-based Lions dominated New South Wales, outclassing the Australian conference-leading Waratahs 29-0.