New Zealand prime minister targets online hate after mosque attacks
New Zealand's leader Jacinda Arden will demand action to curb online extremism, citing the worst mass killing in her country's recent history at a summit of world leaders and tech firms in Paris Wednesday.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern to marry long-time partner
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her long-term partner Clarke Gayford have become engaged to be married, her office said Friday.
World leaders react to deadly Sri Lanka blasts
World leaders have condemned a series of blasts in Sri Lanka that killed more than 150 people on Sunday, including dozens of foreigners -- with British, Dutch and American citizens believed to be among them. Hospital sources also said Japanese citizens were among those injured by the bombs which ripped through high-end hotels and churches…
New Zealand lawmakers give final okay to tougher gun laws
New Zealand lawmakers have almost unanimously passed sweeping gun reforms, paving the way for a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons to enter into force as soon as Friday.
Jacinda Ardern’s message of peace - “We are one”
That exactly was her speech. That is the precis of her elegy. In memory of the dead. The dead? No! I meant those who are now living in the celestial, in the cosmic beatitude of divine provenance (Quran 3: 167).
New Zealand PM received gunman's 'manifesto' minutes before attack
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said her office received a "manifesto" from the gunman suspected of killing 50 people in two Christchurch mosques minutes before Friday's attack.
Rural cops brought down Christchurch massacre accused
A pair of rural New Zealand police officers dramatically arrested the suspected Christchurch gunman 36 minutes after authorities were alerted, it emerged Saturday, as the prime minister hailed their bravery. Jacinda Ardern said the alleged attacker, 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant, would surely have killed even more people than the 49 worshippers he massacred in two…
New Zealand prime minister back to work after maternity leave
New Zealand Prime Minister and new mum Jacinda Ardern, only the second world leader to give birth while in office, ended her maternity leave Thursday and immediately announced baby Neve will accompany her to the United Nations next month.
New Zealand prime minister gives birth to baby girl
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl in an Auckland hospital Thursday, becoming only the second world leader to do so while in office. It was the first child for the 37-year-old and her 40-year-old partner Clarke Gayford, with the new arrival weighing in at 3.3 kilogrammes (7.3 pounds). "I'm…
Tonga bans girls playing rugby, boxing
Tonga's government has banned girls from participating in rugby and boxing, drawing criticism from two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams and New Zealand's proudly feminist Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.