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Solomon Islands leader blames foreign interference for unrest

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Friday "foreign powers" were to blame for days of unrest in the South Pacific nation. Why it matters: His government's decision to change alliances from Taiwan to China sparked a wave of anger and massive protests and riots...
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Australia to deploy police, military to Solomon Islands as protests spread

SYDNEY/CANBERRA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Australia will deploy more than 100 police and military personnel to aid the Solomon Islands, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, as protesters in the Pacific Island nation defied a curfew to protest for a second consecutive day. Morrison said Solomon Islands Prime Minister...
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Australia deploys forces to Solomon Islands as protesters burn Chinatown, Parliament

Violence shook the capital of the Solomon Islands for a second day despite a lockdown, with protesters targeting Chinatown as the nation’s embattled leader vowed to hold the perpetrators accountable and Australia said it would send troops to quell the unrest. Smoke billowed over Honiara on Thursday, a day after...
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