A jockey truck passes a stack of 40-foot China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. China.

Trade war escalates as China announces tariffs on US imports

The U.S.-China trade war escalated further Tuesday, with China announcing retaliatory tax increases on $60 billion worth of U.S. imports, including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals. The increases are in response to the U.S. announcing it will impose tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese-made goods starting next week.

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 Empowering conversations: Misiluki’s Lufilufi Rasmussen shares her personal and professional journey with retreat goers.

Why Samoa is the best place for Wellness tourism to thrive

Stressed out and overwhelmed travellers, mostly from developed countries, are looking for a way out of the fast life in order to find simplicity and mindfulness. Mindfulness is a trending term we hear often but for those who apply the principles have called it the answer to modern ailments of anxiety and depression. 

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The donated Shade House is a game changer for Tausala’s farming operation.

Project boosts local growers’ potential

The handover ceremony of 110 tunnel and shade houses to 80 farmers earlier this month was part of the fourth phase of the China – Samoa Agricultural Technical Aid Project.

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World

In this photo taken on Saturday, March 4, 2017, a Il-20 electronic intelligence plane of the Russian air force flays near Kubinka airport, outside Moscow, Russia.

Putin seeks to defuse downing of Russian plane off Syria

A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by Syria forces responding to an Israeli airstrike, killing all 15 people aboard, in what President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday was "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances."

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Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C.

'Nightmare that won't end': Storm evacuees can't return yet

Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not to return home yet.

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Sport

Jai Opetaia’s next fight confirmed

Samoan boxing star, Jai Opetaia’s next fight has been confirmed. 12 Round Promotion ‘Alain Vanackere’ yesterday confirmed that negotiations have been finalized for Opetaia to fight Bilal Laggoune, as the IBF Intercontinental mandatory challenger in Liege Belgium on October 20.

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Wallabies' Tui to take rest of season off after fan incident

Australia coach Michael Cheika says flanker Lukhan Tui has told Wallabies teammates he will take the rest of the season off after a post-match altercation with a fan.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…General George Patton is one of the greatest soldiers and battle leaders in history. He was also an athlete, poet, and historian. This multi-talented man was a mixture of both great character strengths and flaws.

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The simple solution to those fears about daylight savings

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has got a valid point. For the safety and welfare of students, he said all schools should start at 9am. Pronto. Tuilaepa’s call is timely as the country prepares for daylight savings, which begins next Sunday 30 September and lasts until April next year.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: A true man of God Rubbish. It’s not the church’s money, it’s my money, already being taxed and I’m giving it to the church or faifeau fully aware that he’s going to use it for his keeping. That’s why the Levites didn’t get an inheritance of the land.

Re: It’s a free will offering Something like $300 a week would meet most faifeau “living needs”, not $2000 like some faifeau in some congregations get. Others get the latest model SUVs presented to them. It’s excessive and quite obscene given the living standards of many of the people featured in “village voice” every week.

Dear Editor, I will not hide in the shadow of the tree. Let the truth be out and right be done. Transparency International stated on 19 August 2016 that `Grand Corruption occurs when: A public official or other person deprives a particular social group or substantial part of the population of a State of a fundamental right’

Entertainment

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017 file photo, host Stephen Colbert speaks at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The 70th Emmy Awards will be held on Monday.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

The Emmy winner is ... maybe viewers, diversity, 'SNL' brand

As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday night's ceremony than personal glory.

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Technology

FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motor

Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding. But can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone?

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