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Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 24, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases surge; restrictions reimposed on Greater Sydney – Australia news LIVE: NSW COVID-19 cases surge; restrictions reimposed on Greater Sydney. For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. By … Australian Cup Moth Caterpillars Produce Highly Complex Venom – Image credit: Jiayi … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 23, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Big spending in SA budget, but can the government survive an election fought on health? – Mr Lucas stressed South Australia was “not going to go down the Labor option” like the Victorian Government did in its most recent state budget. “In Victoria … Virgin Australia to offer … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 19, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed ‘Castlevania Advance Collection’ Possibly Revealed By Rating in Australia – ‘Castlevania Advance Collection’ Possibly Revealed By Rating In Australia … the title “Castlevania Advance Collection” with the Australian Classification Board, … Drink driver arrested after crash in Pooraka, South Australia – Drink driver arrested after crash in Pooraka, … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 18, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia’s swimmers raise hope of Tokyo Olympics gold medal haul – Australia will send 35 swimmers to Tokyo including Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm; Twenty-one swimmers are off to their first Games; Kaylee McKeown, … How to fix the broken ‘boys’ club’ that is Australian sport – You … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 17, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Race Videos: Kyle Chalmers Wins Two Events at Australian Olympic Trials – Tonight concluded Day 5 of the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials. So far, we have seen 7 record-breaking swims, which can be viewed here. Seven more … Iron ore price: Five triggers that could push price down … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 16, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Will the Australia-UK trade deal be in Australia’s interest? History shows we must be careful – Boris Johnson gestures to Scott Morrison. Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson have reached an in-principle agreement for a free trade deal between Australia and … Most Australians expect politicians to lie, but … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 15, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australia news LIVE: Biloela family awaits release from Christmas Island, active COVID-19 cases decline in Victoria – Australia news LIVE: Biloela family awaits release from Christmas Island, active COVID-19 cases decline in Victoria · ‘Correct’ that Biloela family will be reunited on … Workers on Australian farms being … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 14, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Nearly two thirds of Australians think home ownership won’t be an option for young people as property prices rise – Key points: The Australia Talks survey found 65 per cent of us think owning a home isn’t really an option for most young Australians anymore … Celtic transfer … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 13, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed PM: Australia has ‘no greater friends’ than the US and the UK – Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia has “no greater friends” than the United States and the United Kingdom following a trilateral meeting with President … Scott Morrison holds historic meeting with US President Joe Biden … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 12, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Snow in June? Yes, in Australia | The Weather Channel – A snow groomer moves snow across the ski run on Friday, June 11, 2021, in Mount Buller, Australia. Mt. Buller Ski Resort will open for the snow season on … These Australian swimmers are the ones to … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 11, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Australian swimmer cites ‘perverts’ withdraws from Olympic trials – Double Olympic silver medallist Madeline Groves has pulled out of Australia’s swimming trials for the Tokyo Games, citing “misogynistic perverts in sport”. Groves, … Denmark vs. Australia – Football Match Report – June 10, 2021Teenage substitute Mary Fowler rifled … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 10, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Young lot feeders award celebrates emerging leaders – The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association is calling for nominations in its … Last year’s winner was Molly Sage, 22, mill foreperson at JBS Australia’s Beef City … Japan, Australia share China concerns, augment defense ties – Japan Australia. Japanese Foreign … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 9, 2021


Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 8, 2021 COVID Australia: Victorian lockdown sees youth suicide soar by 184 per cent in past six months, Kids Helpline reveals – COVID-19: alarming stats show one in 10 Australians depressed … Santos awarded $15 million for SA carbon project – The Morrison Government has backed six new Australian … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 8, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Socceroos player ratings vs Chinese Taipei – Fringe players Impress As Australia Thrash Chinese Taipei. Cautious Sutton leaves ‘little room to move’ on restrictions – Welcome to live updates on Australia’s battle with the coronavirus pandemic. A strong desire from senior ministers for an end to many Covid-19 … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 7, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Investment scams: ACCC report finds Australians lost $851 million last year – Based on combined data from Scamwatch, other government agencies and banks, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says Australians lost … Majority of Australians Support Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine For Aged Care Workers – The Australia Institute … Continue reading

China says it wants to become loveable, but will Australians believe them?


China’s President Xi Jinping said this week that China wants to become more credible, loveable and respectable, but that seems easier said than done. It’s about as likely as Peter Dutton sponsoring a refugee family, or Scott Morrison closing offshore detention centres and bringing the asylum seekers to Australia. China’s political system, economic structure and … Continue reading

Australia: Overnight News Headlines – June 6, 2021


Overnight news headlines you may have missed Police are responding to serious crash at Eyre, South Australia – Police are responding to serious crash at Eyre, South Australia. Police are investigating a serious crash at Eyre (west of Davoren Park). Just after 10.30pm, … G7 nations reach historic agreement to tax multinational corporations – Sky … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: March 2, 2021


UPDATE 1-Australia’s central bank commits to keep 3-year yields low amid bond rout … SYDNEY, March 2 (Reuters) – Australia’s central bank on Tuesday re…, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept rates at 0.1% and emphasised… March 01, 2021 10:46pm EST Boeing, Australian air force say pilotless, fighter-like jet completed first test flight … … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: March 1, 2021


Australia’s Crown Resorts director quits over ties to billionaire shareholder … that it had underpaid its staff. Several of Australia’s biggest… companies, including Woolworths, Coles and Commonwealth Bank of Australia… FEBRUARY 28, 2021 08:42PM EST PRECIOUS-Gold prices edge higher on softer dollar …, Germany and Australia ending February with their biggest monthly rises… FEBRUARY 28, 2021 08:35PM EST Australia shares climb 1.5% … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 26, 2021


Asian markets roiled as bond rout turns ‘lethal’ … of the selloff prompted Australia’s central bank to launch a surprise… February 25, 2021 09:03pm EST Asian markets roiled as bond rout turns ‘lethal’ … of the selloff prompted Australia’s central bank to launch a surprise… February 25, 2021 09:00pm EST MORE VIDEO RESULTS » GLOBAL … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 23, 2021


Australia‘s Macquarie reaps windfall profits from U.S. winter freeze …, which also operates Australia’s largest asset manager and investment… February 22, 2021 04:47pm EST Australia shares set to track Wall Street lower as U.S. Treasury yields firm … Feb 23 (Reuters) – Australian shares were poised to inch lower on Tuesday after a weak showing … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 22, 2021


Dollar falls as improving sentiment boosts riskier currencies … will ease risks to Australia’s economy over the year, ratings agency Fitch… the yen, the dollar held steady at 105.45 Australia on Monday began its… February 21, 2021 07:38pm EST FOREX-Dollar falls as improving sentiment boosts riskier currencies … to Australia’s economy over the year, ratings … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 21, 2021


Coronavirus Australia live news: Prime Minister, aged care residents and frontline staff will be among first to be vaccinated today Jane Malysiak gets the Pfizer shot at Sydney’s Castle Hill Medical Centre before Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives his vaccination as well. Follow live.ABC News1 hour ago UK scientists highlight 12 criteria for Covid vaccine … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 20, 2021


Victoria records zero new coronavirus cases as Melbourne case moved to ICU Just 25 Covid cases remain in Victoria as state begins first weekend since end of third lockdown.The Guardian1 hour ago Zero cases of COVID-19 recorded in Victoria | ABC News video_youtubeABC News (Australia)1 hour ago Second woman accuses ex-Liberal staffer of rape Another … Continue reading

Australian News Headlines: February 19, 2021


Facebook’s brazen attempt to crush regulations in Australia may backfire Facebook’s move to block news publishers in Australia may create an even stronger backlash against the company, adding fuel to arguments that it has too …The Washington Post1 hour ago Facebook sends blunt message to the world, blocking Australians’ access to news | ABC News … Continue reading

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In Beijing’s BRICS summit, Putin is back on the world stage

In Beijing’s BRICS summit, Putin is back on the world stage

When Russian President Vladimir Putin dials into the virtual BRICS summit hosted by Beijing on Thursday, it will be his first time attending a forum with the heads of major economies since launching an invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. For Putin, this could offer a welcome picture: his face beamed onscreen alongside other leaders […]

U.S. not seeking to create “Asian NATO,” defense secretary says

U.S. not seeking to create “Asian NATO,” defense secretary says

The U.S. Defense Secretary emphasized partnership as the main priority for the American security strategy in the Indo-Pacific during a keynote speech on Saturday. However, Lloyd Austin stressed that the U.S. does not seek to create “an Asian NATO.” Austin spoke for half an hour at the First Plenary Session of the Shangri-La Dialogue 2022 […]

Why Chinese warplanes are ‘playing chicken’ with US allies

Why Chinese warplanes are ‘playing chicken’ with US allies

Chinese warplanes are targeting US allies in a high-stakes “game of chicken” over the Asia-Pacific that risks spiraling out of control — raising the risk of an incident that could spark war. That is the view of analysts who warn increasingly aggressive maneuvers by Chinese fighter jets — accused of endangering both Canadian and Australian […]

Has China lost Europe?

Has China lost Europe?

In April and May, as Russia’s war in Ukraine entered its third month, China sent a special envoy to meet with officials in eight central and eastern European countries. The timing was not coincidental: in the two months since Russia had launched its invasion, China’s standing in Europe had sunk to new lows. European governments […]

Xi’s re-election: Opportunity for the world, curse for China

Xi’s re-election: Opportunity for the world, curse for China

China is gearing up for the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held later this year. According to the consensus view, President Xi Jinping’s historic bid for a third term as the party’s General Secretary is assured. The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping, doesn’t have much […]

China: A political view

China: A political view

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Math books outrage China with ‘ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American’ images

Math books outrage China with ‘ugly, sexually suggestive, pro-American’ images

China has ordered a nationwide review of school textbooks after illustrations deemed ugly, sexually suggestive and secretly pro-American caused public uproar. The news has alarmed some experts and parents who fear the campaign is turning into a political witch hunt and represents an unnecessary tightening of the country’s already stringent censorship of cultural publications. The […]

Why Biden didn’t mean what he said about Taiwan

Why Biden didn’t mean what he said about Taiwan

The White House has been left scrambling a little after President Joe Biden suggested on May 23, 2022, that the US would intervene militarily should China attempt an invasion of Taiwan. The comment, which Biden made during a trip to Japan, was taken by some observers as a deviation from the official US line on […]

United States outmanoeuvres Russia once again? 

United States outmanoeuvres Russia once again? 

In a recent briefing, the US Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Avril Haines warned, “I would characterize it as the Russians aren’t winning, and the Ukrainians aren’t winning, and we’re at a bit of a stalemate here.” So, where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading? What is Russian President Putin planning next? Is Europe ready for […]

China is defying global order to expand power, US admiral warns

China is defying global order to expand power, US admiral warns

The Chinese Communist Party and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) are destabilizing international order in an effort to expand their global power, Adm. John Aquilino, commander of the Indo-Pacific Command, warned lawmakers during a House hearing on Tuesday. In his written testimony submitted to the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, Adm. Aquilino explained that the Department […]