Hopes for Pacific visit dashed after Joe Biden cancels trip to Papua New Guinea

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Open this photo in gallery: U.S. President Joe Biden poses for photos with Pacific Island leaders including Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, centre, and Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape at the White House in Washington, Sept. 29, 2022.Susan Walsh/The Associated Press Papua New Guinea had declared next Monday a public holiday in anticipation of a historic visit by U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders from the region. Police were tightening security, billboards were going up, and people were getting ready to sing and dance in the streets. Expectations were high for what would have been the...