International News

India, Japan will shape 21st century: Modi

by AFP
Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe say ties between India and Japan are moving to a "new level".

Russia, Ukraine talks end in stalemate

No progress seen in negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists.

Beijing's Hong Kong ruling sparks protests

Unrest follows weekend decree for Beijing-loyal committee to approve leadership.

More sanctions must be prepared against Russia: Merkel

German chancellor says consequences of doing nothing outweigh business risks.

India, Japan will shape 21st century: Modhi

by AAP
Modi, Abe launch summit, declare ties at a 'new level'.

Russia signals hard line on Ukraine talks in Minsk

Moscow calls on Kiev to agree to immediate, unconditional cease-fire.

Sanctions must be part of wider Russia strategy: EU

Incoming foreign policy chief says broader strategy may have been missing in the past.

Abbott lays out Iraq strategy

by AAP
PM outlines four principles behind involvement, rules out combat troops on the ground.

Australia steps up Russia sanctions

by AAP
Sanctions now equal to European Union measures: Abbott.

Taiwan groups see red flag in Hong Kong ruling

Hong Kong protests closely watched by civic groups across the Taiwan Strait.

HK pro-democracy group vows CBD takeover

by AFP
Beijing insists that candidates for Hong Kong's next leader must be screened in advance.

HK activists vow civil disobedience push

by AFP
Potential showdown looms as open elections ruled out in Hong Kong.

US govt likely to avoid shutdown

One month until funding deadline, US politicians suggest another shutdown is not on the cards.

EU gives Russia sanctions ultimatum

by AFP
Russia given one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face fresh sanctions.

Aust joins military airlift to Iraq

by AAP
PM says nation will arm Kurdish fighters against extremists, but troops unlikely to be sent.

Sanction Putin over Ukraine: Plibersek

by AAP
Tanya Plibersek says stronger sanctions needed from West.

EU seems ready to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Foreign ministers accuse Russia of staging an invasion of Ukraine ahead of meeting.

IMF approves Ukraine bailout payment

Board gives green light to $US1.4bn of $US17bn program for embattled nation.

UK raises terrorism threat to 'severe'

Developments in Syria, Iraq, push govt's risk assessment to second-highest level.

China to rein back executive pay at state companies

Politburo approves tougher guidelines to keep executive spending in check.