New Zealand

Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Members of a far-right paramilitary group in downtown Stone Mountain, Georgia on August 15, 2020.
"Take precautions to keep safe during the election season."
Brett Wilkins, staff writer
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declares victory for the Labour Party in the 2020 general election at Auckland Town Hall in Auckland, New Zealand on October 17, 2020. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
The incumbent prime minister's Labour Party received a higher share of the vote...
Julia Conley, staff writer
Expert say countries in the north should note the "positive side effect" of...


Stop Gun Violence
Less than a month after just one mass shooting, New Zealand's Parliament voted 119-1 Wednesday to ban most military style assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons in the most sweeping changes to the country's gun laws in decades. The measure, passed after a white supremacist killed 50 people and wounded dozens more at two mosques in Christchurch, also includes a buyback program of existing weapons; lawbreakers can face a prison term of up to five years. During an expedited debate that swooped...