President Donald Trump stands in front of headstones during an American Commemoration Ceremony, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018, at Suresnes American Cemetery near Paris. Trump is attending centennial commemorations in Paris this weekend to mark the Armistice that e

Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism

For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise.

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ON THE GAUALOFA: Samoa’s traditional voyaging canoe being used as a floating classroom.

Why did we trade pristine for convenience?

The word “convenience” would be a great one to sum up modern society, just think about it for a minute.

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THANKFUL: Members of the Marist Brothers Old Pupil’s Association after the funeral service.

Marist Brothers pay tribute to Sa’u

The late Sa’u Justina Fiapa’ipa’i Sa’u was a true blue Marist and made history when she became the first female to join the male-dominated Marist Brothers Old Pupil’s Association. Marist Brothers Old Pupil’s Association (M.B.O.P.A.) president, Tuatagaloa Aumua Ming Leung Wai, said this when paying tribute to her at her funeral service at the Catholic Church in Manono-uta.

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World

Mourners chant Islamic slogans while carrying the body of Hamas militant commander Nour el-Deen Barakas, who was killed during an Israeli raid late Sunday, during his funeral, at his family house in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018.

Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion

Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since the 2014 war.

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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prepares to lead the USCCB's annual fall meeting.

Bishops will delay votes on steps to combat sex abuse crisis

In an abrupt change of plans, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened the group's national meeting Monday by announcing it will delay for at least several months any votes on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis that is rocking the church.

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Sport

Samoa defeat Germany 66-15 in the first leg of the Oceania/Europe play-off in Apia for the Rugby World Cup in 2019.

Canada and Germany win openers in Rugby World Cup repechage

Canada and Germany were in pole position for the last berth in the 2019 Rugby World Cup after opening wins in the repechage tournament on Sunday.

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New Zealand team members perform the Haka before their International Rugby League match against England, at Elland Road in Leeds, England, Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Richard Sellers/PA via AP)

Kiwis thrash England 34-0 to avoid rugby league whitewash

England lost its scoring touch and unbeaten record for 2018 as New Zealand cruised to a 34-0 win at Elland Road to avoid a rugby league series whitewash on Sunday.

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Street Talk

Public express views on nurses

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr. Sa’ilele Malielegaoi last week criticised the performance of nurses in Samoa and accused them of “unprofessional behaviour”. Our reporter Yolanda Lavata’i in a Street Talk hears the views of members of the public and what they think of Tuilaepa’s criticism.

Edmune Ioka, 35

Paploloa

Faagoto Vaapuu, 20

Aleisa

Fialogo Lemi, 20

Sataoa

Leone Leota, 21

Talimatua

Mauga Foe, 40

Aleisa

Nervin Laauli, 28

Vaiusu

Paletina Lauofo, 38

Lotuanuu

Pua Pou, 43

Falelauniu Tai

Think a Minute

Think a minute…Remember the wonderful promises you made on your wedding day? “I promise to always love you, care for you, respect and cherish you, through everything we face in life, whether we are rich or poor, sick or healthy.” But since your wedding day, you found out those promises are much easier said than done!

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Cruise Tourism, Fiji elections and APEC in PNG

Apia played host to another cruise ship and its passengers of tourists yesterday morning — the second vessel to visit our shores in five days. The word at Matautu wharf yesterday is that another cruise ship is due in Apia today, which if true would make it vessel # 3 in six days. Apia residents would probably be unfazed with the increasing regularity of visiting cruise ships, but ask a tourism expert and they would probably make reference to “cruise tourism”.

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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Re: P.M’s village bestows title This story is a silent example of begging without pride. Do you have to give away centuries of cultural, traditions and your lineage to bring business and employment?

Dear Editor, Interesting reading Minister Loau’s comments. The Minister should know better if he has this office about the causes and the solutions of this problem. He completely contradicts all tested theories about the issue.

Dear Dr. Khulmann, People choose to believe in what they deem as ‘believable’. So if L.D.S. Missionaries go about their business proselytizing in the streets of Apia using a belief system alien to yours ...then welcome to the real world . Who cares if the L.D.S are not a member of the World Council of Churches?

Entertainment

FILE - In this  June 22, 2004, file photo, Spiderman creator and

Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95

Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.

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Technology

Paddy Kelly and his daughter Ailish use Gohenry, one of a wave of digital banking apps for children, in London.

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual.

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