Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Apr 25, 2015

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday amid tight security to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on the ...

Apr 24, 2015

Strong earthquake rattles New Zealand

A strong 5.9-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand on Friday, panicking shoppers but prompting no reports of any major damage. The quake hit at 3:36 p.m. with its epicenter about 66 kilometers (41 miles) from the South Island town of Kaikoura at a depth of ...

Apr 23, 2015

Moderate quake rattles N.Z. capital

A moderate magnitude-4.7 earthquake hit the New Zealand capital on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, rattling office blocks but causing no apparent damage. The quake’s epicenter was at the top of the South Island at a depth of 22 km (14 miles), the ...

Mar 31, 2015

BOJ should play mysterious

by William Pesek

Arguably no central banker in the world has been bolder and more aggressive about quantitative easing than Japan’s Haruhiko Kuroda. Yet his $700 billion in bond purchases every month have failed to generate the 2 percent inflation targeted by the Bank of Japan: New ...

Mar 24, 2015

Dambusters pilot halts medal sale after peer's donation

The last surviving pilot from World War II’s legendary Dambusters’ mission canceled plans to sell his medals Tuesday after a wealthy British peer intervened, the auction house handling the sale said. New Zealander Les Munro had planned to sell his medals, logbooks and other ...