Asia

Indonesian poll result set for court

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Loser of presidential election to challenge the result, team claims widespread fraud.

Joko named Indonesian president

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Joko Widodo has officially won Indonesia's presidential election, after rival withdrew.

Russia faces criticism after MH17 crash

US intelligence blames plane crash on ground-to-air missile; Abbott hits back at Russian response.

Former Chinese commander warns Australia on Japan ties

Retired general says closer links with Japan could jeopardise relationship with China.

PM praises deeper Aust, Japan ties

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Tony Abbott, Shinzo Abe say relationship between nations has become closer this week.

Abbott, Abe sign trade deal

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Japan invokes "special relationship" with Australia, opposition urges trade deal details.

Japanese PM to arrive in Australia

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Shinzo Abe to visit Canberra this week to discuss trade and security relationship.

Turmoil could thwart China's Middle-Eastern strategy

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China is investing billions of dollars in Iraq and Iran not only to secure its oil supply, but also to make it the major player in Middle Eastern trade. But the region's tumult could scuttle its Silk Road dream.

Consumers will win in the Russia-China gas deal

Strategists have portrayed the China-Russia gas deal as an alarming power shift, but consumers should rejoice, as extra competition in the energy market will push down prices in the long term.

Rebels control most of Iraq's largest oil refinery

Baghdad's ability to fend off insurgency in question as Sunni rebels take over much of embattled facility.

Militants hit key Iraqi oil refinery

Parts of Iraq's main oil refinery in flames after militants gain partial control of the facility.

Why China must tolerate democracy in its midst

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A Chinese white paper on Hong Kong's political autonomy has raised the hackles of democracy activists, but a softer touch is required if Beijing wants to avoid any diplomatic and reputational fallout.

Iraq govt steps up Baghdad defence

Iraqi govt turns back a bid by militants to seize the heart of a strategic province near the capital.

Australians join PNG fraud probe

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Australian investigators playing key role in corruption scandal surrounding PNG's leader.

No role yet for Australia in Iraq

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Iraqi ambassador to Australia rejects Abbott's warning Middle East nation may turn into a terrorist state.

PNG's PM O'Neill avoids arrest

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Prime Minister Peter O'Neill served with a warrant by PNG's anti-corruption watchdog.

PM flags tax-shifting focus for G20

Abbott calls for tighter global tax rules, says Asian century could also be American century.

Australia can help feed Indonesia: candidate

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Underdog Indonesian candidate eyes Australian agriculture for investment.

How Japan spoiled China's power play

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Japan's renewed geopolitical confidence has thrown a spanner in China's strategy blueprint, all but dashing Beijing's hopes for total dominance over maritime Asia.

Australia brought into US-China spying row

Beijing claims the Chinese embassy in Australia was bugged upon construction in 1990.

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