April 27, 1990 |
The America's Cup will return to San Diego, thanks to a decision Thursday by New York's highest court, and the San Diego Yacht Club will play host to the next defense, beginning in January, 1992. The New York Court of Appeals in Albany, N.Y., put an end to 2 1/2 years of legal wrangling between the SDYC and New Zealand's Mercury Bay Boating Club by ruling that the 1988 defense of the Cup by the SDYC in a catamaran was legal.
January 11, 1989 |
Police have put a 24-hour guard on the New Zealand Embassy after comments by the New Zealand defense minister that Emperor Hirohito should have been executed, an embassy spokesman said today. Defense Minister Bob Tizard said Monday that Hirohito, who died last week at the age of 87, "should have been shot or publicly chopped up at the end of the war." Prime Minister David Lange later issued a statement saying Tizard's comments did not reflect the views of the government.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 7, 1985
The United States and New Zealand are old friends. To speak of a "crisis" in U.S. relations with New Zealand is shocking. Yet there is one, precipitated by the refusal by New Zealand's Labor government to allow visits by a U.S. warship that might be carrying nuclear arms. Even with delicate handling, a 33-year-old treaty may wind up on the scrap heap. The ANZUS treaty links Australia, New Zealand and the United States in a common defense of the South Pacific area.
October 24, 2002 |
Three special forces soldiers were wounded when their vehicle hit a land mine in western Afghanistan, the U.S. military said Wednesday. One soldier's foot was later amputated. The soldiers hit the mine Tuesday north of Farah, a provincial capital, said a U.S. military spokesman, Col. Roger King. He would not say whether they were Americans.
February 5, 1985 |
The United States, expressing "grave concern" at New Zealand for denying port facilities to a nuclear-equipped U.S. warship, today canceled a naval exercise with Australia and New Zealand and hinted at further retaliation. The cancellation, announced by White House spokesman Larry Speakes, appeared to jeopardize the 34-year-old ANZUS treaty signed by Australia, New Zealand and the United States as a mutual defense pact in the South Pacific.
June 27, 2011 |
Former Los Angeles Sol midfielder Aya Miyama scored the goal of her career on Monday when she curled a free kick into the back of the net to give Japan a 2-1 victory over New Zealand at the sixth Women's World Cup in Germany. Later, Mexico, inspired by the play of 16-year-old goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago, held favored England to a 1-1 tie in the first almost-upset of the 16-nation tournament. The two results left Japan at the top of Group B, with England and Mexico tied for second and New Zealand in last place.