Government And Politics

Australia plans to become leading defense-industry exporter

Jan 29, 2018

Australia's government announced a strategy to create high-tech jobs and become one of the top 10 defense-industry-exporting countries within a decade through arms sales to liked-minded nations

7-time major winner Goolagong Cawley gets Australian honors

Jan 25, 2018

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Evonne Goolagong Cawley has been honored by the Australian government for the work her foundation does with indigenous youth

New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June

Jan 19, 2018

New Zealand's prime minister says she is expecting her first child in June; Jacinda Ardern says she'll take six weeks of leave after the birth and her partner will be a stay-at-home dad

Serbian police arrest 3 Australians over $400M cocaine haul

Jan 18, 2018

Police say three Australians have been arrested in Serbia over the second-largest cocaine haul in Australian law enforcement history

Cyberbullying blamed for Australian child model's suicide

Jan 12, 2018

A 14-year-old girl who was the angelic face of Australia's iconic Akubra Hats was being remembered after her suicide focused attention on the dangers of cyberbullying

Guam's governor fooled by Russian comedians via phone call

Jan 12, 2018

Guam's governor was duped by a pair of Russian comedians who pretended to be officials from Ukraine

China protests Australia criticism of Chinese aid in Pacific

Jan 11, 2018

China has protested an Australian minister's criticisms that Chinese aid programs in poor Pacific island countries were creating "white elephants" that threatened economic stability without delivering benefits

Gays marry in midnight wedding ceremonies across Australia

Jan 9, 2018

Same-sex couples married in midnight ceremonies across Australia after the country's last legal impediment to gay marriage expired

2 Frenchmen critically ill after 9 overdose in Australia

Jan 4, 2018

Two Frenchmen are in critical condition after a mass drug overdose in an Australian household that sent nine European backpackers to a hospital

Police still checking terror link to Melbourne car ramming

Dec 22, 2017

Australian police are investigating whether there was any terrorism-related motivation behind the car ramming attack on pedestrians that left 12 people injured, four of them in critical condition

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