International News

BHP plays down Palmer China comments

by AAP
Head of the world's largest miner says China will see through Clive Palmer's anti-China tirade.

Putin to hold talks with Ukraine leader

Minsk discussions next week will address ways to stabilise war-torn eastern Ukraine.

Merkel to visit Kiev, discuss support

Talks planned on 'concrete possibilities' for German assistance.

Putin should come to G20: Edwards

by AAP
RBA board member says MH17 shooting should not disqualify Russian president.

Lambie warns of Chinese invasion threat

by AAP
PUP senator says Australia must double the size of its military to counter the threat of a Chinese invasion.

China's strategy to sow distrust of Japan

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Japanese of all political persuasions are tiring of Beijing's efforts to stigmatise their country and promote mutual distrust in the Asia Pacific.

Iraqi forces seize key dam

Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces recapture the strategic Mosul Dam with help from US airstrikes.

Deal struck to heal Aust-Indon rift

by AAP
Deal to repair fractured relationship likely to be signed this week: report.

Deal reached on Russia aid convoy to Ukraine

Convoy's movement still impeded by fighting, no progress made on cease-fire.

Ukraine forces advance on rebel stronghold

Ukrainian forces move on Luhansk, one of pro-Russia rebels' two main strongholds.

Germany spied on Kerry: report

by AFP
German secret service intercepted a conversation involving Kerry 'by accident' in 2013.

Rick Perry vows to fight indictment

by AFP
2016 Republican presidential candidate to challenge allegations of abuse of power.

Abbott slammed for Scotland comments

by AFP
Scotland's First Minister criticises Abbott's decision to weigh into independence debate.

Europe considers tougher sanctions

Foreign Ministers to wait until assessment of latest escalation becomes clear.

Ukraine says Russian vehicles destroyed

Embattled country claims to have destroyed column of armoured vehicles seen entering Ukraine from Russia.

EU calls for stronger response on Iraq

Foreign ministers seek heightened measures; UK, Holland willing to consider Kurdish arms supplies.

Ukraine officials inspect Russian convoy

Move could help ease tensions over 300-strong convoy of trucks bound for eastern Ukraine.

Japan's tax blues are only part of the problem

Comprehensive reforms are needed to lift expectations and boost confidence in a post-consumption era.

Iraq PM Maliki steps down

Nouri al-Maliki's concession marks surprising reversal from earlier pledges to fight for his job.

Putin softens stance on Ukraine

Russia President Vladimir Putin says that his country doesn't want a confrontation with the West.