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40th Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Jacinda Ardern: 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern is a New Zealand politician serving as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand since 26 October 2017. She has also served as the Leader of the Labour Party since 1 August 2017. Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.

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New Zealand extends ban on China arrivals; no curbs yet for other nations

New Zealand has extended for eight days a ban on arrivals from mainland China, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, carrying into its fourth week an effort to block exposure to the..
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New Zealand extends ban on arrivals from China on coronavirus fears

New Zealand has extended a ban on arrivals from mainland China into a fourth week to contain the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
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New Zealand's Greens pit teenaged activist against Ardern for election

A week shy of his 18th birthday, climate activist Luke Wijohn is planning to take down New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in a general election later this year, having been selected by the..
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New Zealand PM Ardern calls September 19 election, faces tight race

New Zealanders will go to polls on September 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalizing cannabis and..
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Factbox: Key issues in New Zealand elections in September

New Zealanders will go to the polls on Sept. 19 to decide on a second term for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and also to vote in referendums on the divisive issues of legalizing cannabis and..
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New Zealand PM Ardern calls national election for Sept 19

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called an election on Tuesday for September 19, a contest that would test her popularity which soared after her response to a terror attack last year but has..
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New Zealand PM set to announce September 19 general election: reports

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is set to announce a general election will be held on Sept. 19, the New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday.
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New Zealand PM commits to 'positive' election campaign, warns of fake news

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday she would wage a "positive" 2020 election campaign, announcing her party had signed up to Facebook's advertising transparency tool to fight..
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New Zealand PM Ardern staffer's abuse claims dismissed in report

Sexual assault allegations made against a member of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's staff could not be established, an independent report into the incident found on Wednesday.
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Probes into New Zealand volcano tragedy to take months and carry criminal penalties

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that official inquiries into last week's fatal volcano eruption could take up to a year, and will carry potential criminal penalties of up to..
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'Dear Donald Trump': The children's book in New Zealand PM Ardern's office

The reading pile in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's office includes a children's picture book about U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall.
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New Zealand's Ardern says new Finnish PM 'needs no advice'

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Finland's new Prime Minister Sanna Marin, who has become the world's youngest head of government, needs no advice from another youthful premier.
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Exclusive: Disasters, downturn challenge New Zealand's Ardern going into election year

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern faces tough challenges as she heads into a general election campaign next year, with economic growth slowing, divisive referendums looming and a country..
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New Zealand Prime Minister says recovery teams hoping to access White Island volcano on Wednesday

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that recovery teams were hoping to access the volcanic island on Wednesday where eight people are missing and feared dead, two days after an eruption..
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New Zealand volcano spews ash plume in eruption, several injured

A volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying tourists were among several people unaccounted for as..
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Forty years on, New Zealand apologizes for Antarctic plane disaster

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern apologized on Thursday for the then-government's handling of a plane crash in Antarctica 40 years ago that took the lives of 257 people in the country's worst..
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New Zealand public hearings highlight dark history of child abuse

Public hearings in New Zealand on abuse of young people in state and faith-based care have exposed a horrific history of neglect and exploitation as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seeks to make the..
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New Zealand PM Ardern says country will host APEC despite fire damage to convention center

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that Auckland would still host a major regional conference in 2021 despite a fire ripping through the complex where the event would have..
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U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting video

U.S. tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week's shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister..
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New Zealand awards for police who captured Christchurch shooting suspect

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern handed bravery awards to two police officers in a private ceremony on Wednesday for risking their lives to capture and arrest a man accused of killing 51..
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Poll showing fall in support dims election outlook for New Zealand's Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pleased with her government's progress, she said on Tuesday, after two closely watched opinion polls showed support for her ruling coalition at its lowest..
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New Zealand PM Ardern steps up fight against extremist online content

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced more funding and support on Monday to target violent extremist content online, just months after an alleged white supremacist livestreamed a..
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New Zealand marks Cook's landing as PM urges 'more open' talk on history

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on Saturday for New Zealand to have a more open conversation about its history, as commemorations kicked off to mark the landing of the British explorer James Cook..
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New Zealand's prime minister says Trump is "interested" in assault weapons ban

President Trump highlighted his “America First” policies during his United Nations address Tuesday, saying "the future belongs to patriots." New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is among the..
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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern on gun control, divisive rhetoric and globalism

President Trump highlighted his “America First” policies during his United Nations address Tuesday, saying "the future belongs to patriots." New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is among the..
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New Zealand PM on the impact of divisive rhetoric: "Kids hear it"

Jacinda Ardern got global attention earlier this year for implementing strict gun control measures after the mosque shootings in Christchurch
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Tech companies back independent watchdog to tackle online extremism

A global working group set up by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Microsoft to remove extremist content will become an independent watchdog working "to respond quicker and work more collaboratively to..
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New Zealand PM Ardern, Trump discuss gun control in first formal meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump "listened with interest" about New Zealand's gun reforms introduced after the mass shooting in Christchurch, the Pacific country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on..
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New Zealand PM Ardern to meet U.S. President Trump for first formal talks

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she plans to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York next week, in what would be the first formal bilateral discussions between the..
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New Zealand PM to seek review of party's handling of sexual assault complaints

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday an independent reviewer will look into her party's handling of sexual assault complaints against a party staffer, amid mounting pressure and..
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New Zealand's PM Ardern acts to tighten gun laws further, six months after attack

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced a new bill to parliament on Friday that aims to further tighten gun laws, as the country marks six months since the mass shooting in Christchurch..
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Criticism mounts of New Zealand mosque shooting response

After a lone gunman killed 51 mosque worshippers in March, New Zealand's outpouring of collective grief and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's heartfelt support for the Muslim community won praise around..
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Accused New Zealand gunman's letter from jail circulates online

The gunman accused of killing 51 people in New Zealand has handwritten a letter from jail expressing his political and social views, prompting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to say that should never..
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New Zealand PM calls on Australia to answer Pacific island climate change demands

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern challenged Australia on Wednesday to answer South Pacific island demands for more action on climate change, saying her country was doing its part to limit..
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New Zealand's PM says government always looking at ways to stimulate economy

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that spending promised in the annual budget would help stimulate the economy, but the government is always looking at other things it can do.
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New Zealand's Ardern flies commercial after snag hits air force plane

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was forced to fly home on a commercial flight on Friday after a technical snag hit her air force plane, following a two-day trip to Australia, where she spoke..
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New Zealand's Ardern says plight of Pacific Islanders should spur climate action

Climate change is having a real impact on Pacific islanders and that should spur countries to greater action to tackle the problem, New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday.
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New Zealand's PM Ardern reshuffles cabinet to tackle housing crisis

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday replaced the housing minister and appointed a team of senior officials to tackle New Zealand's housing crisis, in her first cabinet reshuffle since taking..
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promises stricter gun laws; blind runner finishes 2019 New York City half with trio of guide dogs
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Christchurch Mosque Massacre: New Zealand Tightens Gun Laws

christchurch mosque massacre: new zealand tightens gun laws
by Alice Monroe - The tragedy that unfolded at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in recent days has captured headlines all over the world. 50 people are reported to have been killed as a..
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