This morning on NZ Herald Focus - The US Vice President is expected to confirm the United States Navy will send a ship to New Zealand this year, ending a 33-year absence from our ports because of the anti-nuclear rift.

A speechwriter for the Trump campaign has taken the blame for copying parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 speech and including it in Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention.

And, the new British Prime minister, Theresa May, is in Berlin for talks with her German counterpart Chancellor Angela Merkel.