China and India are backing a 21 country $100 billion Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) to challenge to the World Bank and Asian Development Bank.
Memorandum of understanding were signed with 21 Asian countries in Beijing Friday. Australia, Indonesia and … Read the rest
Australia has issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak to prevent the disease reaching the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said, becoming the first rich nation to shut its doors to the … Read the rest
China, the world’s top coal importer, will levy import tariffs on the commodity after nearly a decade, in its latest bid to prop up ailing domestic miners who have been buffeted by rising costs and tumbling prices.
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Australia’s agreement to provide India with uranium could leave Canberra with no say on the use of nuclear material shipped to India, the former head of Australia’s nuclear watchdog said Friday.
“[Australian authorities] clearly left out a number of things … Read the rest
The US is keeping quiet about which countries are taking part in the fight against ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight, but “it’s not appropriate to start … Read the rest
Alex Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland, has said that comments by Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minster, that the world would not “be helped by an independent Scotland” are “foolish, hypocritical and offensive”.
Mr Abbott who is on a … Read the rest
The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott, has warned that Scottish independence would be “cheered” by the enemies of the West in the most outspoken foreign attack in the campaign so far.
“As a friend of Britain, as an observer … Read the rest
Police say a woman’s apology for a tirade of racist abuse towards Sydney train passengers is not enough, and she may face prosecution.
The woman was arrested on Thursday night and was being questioned at a central coast police station.… Read the rest
In the late 1960s, I was given an usual assignment by the London Daily Mirror’s editor in chief, Hugh Cudlipp. I was to return to my homeland, Australia, and “discover what lies behind the sunny face”. The Mirror had been … Read the rest
The Australian military has sacked six male officers over their role in the so-called “Jedi Council”, a group which allegedly produced and shared videos of themselves having sex with women.
The Australian Defence Force said six officers and non-commissioned officers … Read the rest
A third man has died from injuries suffered during a bloody ambush on foreign trekkers in Papua New Guinea which has rocked the tourism industry, police said Monday.
The man, a porter for the group of Australian and New Zealand … Read the rest
In a testament to the depravity of black thug culture, an Australian collegiate baseball player attending school in America was killed by three teenagers looking for fun, police reported. Christopher Lane, who was out for a jog in the town … Read the rest
Australia’s new race discrimination commissioner starts in the job today and he’s got his sights firmly set on tackling the modern face of racial prejudice.
Dr Tim Soutphommasane is a 30-year-old first generation Australian, whose parents fled Laos in the
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An Australian mining firm was convicted on Friday in Darwin of desecrating a sacred outback Aboriginal site in a landmark ruling protecting the beliefs of the beleaguered minority in the country.
OM (Manganese) Limited, an Australian subsidiary of Singapore-based OM … Read the rest