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Australia to get nuclear subs in new US, British partnership

The United States announced a new alliance Wednesday with Australia and Britain to strengthen military capabilities in the face of a rising China,...

Australia enters uncharted waters with nuclear sub plan

Australia's shock decision to acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and cruise missiles helps bind a faltering alliance with Washington, but...

Australian nuclear subs will be banned from New Zealand waters : Ardern

New Zealand will not lift a decades-long ban on nuclear-powered vessels entering its waters in the wake of key ally Australia's decision to develop...

Australians squirm as Biden calls PM ‘fellow Down Under’

Australians squirmed Thursday as US President Joe Biden thanked their prime minister for joining a major new defence alliance -- but appeared...

Sydney lifts Covid curfews as case numbers stabilise

Sydney authorities moved to lift curfews for coronavirus hotpots Wednesday, as infection numbers stabilised and vaccination rates surged.

Virus lockdown extended for Australia’s capital

Australian authorities on Tuesday extended a coronavirus lockdown of the nation's capital Canberra to mid-October, saying the measure was necessary...

Vaccinated Sydney residents picnic as lockdown rules relaxed

Virus lockdown rules were relaxed for fully vaccinated people in Sydney on Monday, with small groups allowed to meet for picnics for the first...

Ex-principal faces Australia court on child sex abuse charges

A former principal accused of sexually abusing children at a Jewish ultra-Orthodox school in Australia appeared by video link on Monday on the...

Australia spies helped CIA in Allende’s Chile, intel records show

Australia carried out espionage operations in Chile in the 1970s in support of the US intervention against the socialist government of Salvador...

Australian woman charged over fake coup plot

Australian police on Friday said they had charged a woman for her alleged role in a coup hoax that featured a fake recording of the police chief...

Australia vows to keep mining coal despite climate warning

Australia vowed Thursday to keep mining coal for export and said global demand was rising, rejecting a study that warned nearly all its reserves...

Sydney floats pub promise to boost jab rate

Locked-down Sydney residents could enjoy a beer at the pub as soon as next month if the double-dose vaccination rate hits 70 percent, under an...

UK ‘ditched’ climate pledge to secure Australia trade deal : Greenpeace

Greenpeace has accused the British government of lying to the public after leaked emails seen by the environmental group appeared to show backtracking...

Extinct Tasmanian tiger brought to life in colour footage

Century-old footage of the last known Tasmanian tiger in captivity has been brought to life by colourisation, offering a tantalising glimpse...

France faces anger over planned wind farm next to WWI memorial

Opponents of a wind farm planned next to a battlefield in France where hundreds of Australian soldiers died during World War I are urging the...

UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia

Britain will send four million Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Friday, as his country raced to halt...

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