15 Aug 2018

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 15 August 2018

From , 3:06 pm on 15 August 2018

Tonga has begun the process of evaluating whether its legal framework meets international standards to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism; Guam's governor has penned a letter to the US president, Donald Trump, asking him to consider giving Guamanians who have served in the US military the right to vote for president; Facebook, in a protracted battle to keep its users safe from abuse, says it is investigating the case of a Samoan woman who claims she received death threats on the platform; after a week of protests, the SLN nickel company in New Caledonia has decided to close its mining site at Kouaoua indefinitely; a new position in New Zealand's foreign ministry is part of a step up in Pacific engagement from Auckland.