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Pentagon evaluates security situation in Micronesia

MAJURO — The U.S. Defense Department is to report to the U.S. Congress by December 1 on a range of security concerns in the US-affiliated north Pacific island area as The Defense Department is reviewing the strategic importance of the Compacts of Free Association for the United States as part of a broad study of security issues related to the freely associated states of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia and Palau.

Philippines takes ‘diplomatic action’ after China lands bombers in South China Sea

MANILA (Reuters) — The Philippines is taking “appropriate diplomatic action” to assert its claims in the South China Sea after Chinese bombers landed on islands and reefs in the disputed region, the foreign ministry in Manila said on Monday.

South Korea, US to work closely on summit after Pyongyang’s about-face

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-U.S. summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the high-level talks.

Interior announces $247,405 in funding support for power utilities and lineman training in US-affiliated Pacific Islands

WASHINGTON (Press Release) — Doug Domenech, assistant secretary of the Interior for insular and international affairs, has announced $230,000 to support the 2018 Pacific Lineman Training program for linesmen from American Samoa, Guam, Ebeye, Majuro, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap. 

South Korea to play ‘mediator’ to resolve North Korea-US summit doubts: official

SEOUL (Reuters) — South Korea said on Thursday it would seek to mediate between the United States and North Korea after Pyongyang threatened to pull out of an unprecedented summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump on June 12 in Singapore.

Philippines’ Duterte orders lifting of labor deployment ban to Kuwait

MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered on Wednesday the “total” lifting of a ban on Filipinos working in Kuwait after the two countries agreed on measures to regulate employment following a diplomatic row over alleged abuse of workers.

New radio program ‘Nahlikend En Leng’ airs in Pohnpei

KOLONIA (Press Release) — The Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Office and NGO Pasifika Renaissance have launched a new radio program “Nahlikend En Leng” in Pohnpei.

2 Xavier High School students receive coveted APIC scholarships to study at Sophia University in Tokyo

TOKYO (Association for Promotion of International Cooperation) —  Two graduating seniors from Xavier High School in the Federated States of Micronesia have been awarded the coveted APIC Scholarship that covers all expenses related to full-time degree studies at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.