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EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues?

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up ...

Economy, China, climate dominate as Australia set for polls

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australians will go to the polls on Saturday following a six-week campaign that has focused on pandemic-fueled inflation, climate change and fears of a Chinese military outp...

Australian, Solomon Islands ministers discuss China pact

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister has met her Solomon Islands counterpart for the first time since the South Pacific nation signed a security pact with China, which has raised co...

Taiwan lauds bilateral ties with France in congratulatory message to President Macron

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Monday (April 25) congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his second presidential victory and said bilateral ties have become closer on ...

Solomon Islands leader defends new security pact with China

BANGKOK (AP) — The Solomon Islands prime minister confirmed Wednesday that his government has signed a new security agreement with China, but told lawmakers it would not “undermine the peace and harmo...

Australia says it would keep security ties with Solomons despite China pact

Australia would continue to cooperate with Solomons Islands on matters of security even if the Pacific island nation signs a proposed security agreement with China that Australia opposes, Australian F...

Ex-Ukraine foreign minister: Kyiv 'disappointed' with Germany — live updates

Former Ukrainian Foreign Minister says Kyiv "disappointed" with Germany Ukraine's Zelenskyy says Germany did not inquire about Steinmeier visit This article was last updated at 03:35 ...

Australia urges Vietnam to free jailed democracy supporter

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government is urging Vietnam to free on health grounds a 72-year-old Vietnamese-born Australian serving a 12-year prison sentence for supporting a pro-democra...

Ukraine warns of full-scale Russian attack in eastern regions — live updates

Ukrainians warn of major attacks on Kharkiv, Luhansk Zelenskyy to address UN Security Council on Tuesday US to announce more sanctions on Russia this week Germany, France expel Russian diplomats ov...

Solomon Islands won't allow Chinese military base, says PM's office

Amid a regional backlash, the Solomon Islands said it would not allow a Chinese military base in the Pacific islands nation despite its plans to sign a security pact with Beijing. A day after offic...

Australian journalist on trial for espionage in Beijing

The trial of Australian journalist Cheng Lei on charges of espionage has begun in Beijing behind closed doors. Diplomats have been denied permission to attend proceedings, taking place under heavy gua...

Ukraine: Russian forces continue Kyiv offensive, Zelenskyy says — live updates

Zelenskyy says Russian forces continuing Kyiv assault Ukrainian, Russian negotiators expected to meet in Istanbul for talks Wagner Group mercenaries deployed in eastern Ukraine, UK says Australia ...

Chinese court to try Chinese Australian journalist next week

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese Australian journalist who has been held in China since August 2020 will be tried next week, the Australian government said Saturday. Cheng Lei, who was a pro...

Ukraine: US warns of prolonged war as Zelenskyy vows resistance — live updates

Third round of talks between Ukraine, Russia fails to end conflict Zelenskyy accuses Russia of impeding evacuation efforts Putin claims "conscripts" not fighting in Ukraine Estee Laude...

Quad ministers address Indo-Pacific 'coercion', climate, COVID

The United States, Australia, Japan and India on Friday pledged to deepen cooperation to ensure the Indo-Pacific region was free from "coercion", a thinly-veiled swipe at China's growing...