Separatists to blame: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry adamant rebels to blame for MH17 disaster.

Russia faces criticism after MH17 crash

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

Germany and US still 'great friends'

by AFP
US Secretary of State John Kerry says spying row doesn't diminish strategic relationship.

US mute on Germany spy row

by AFP
Germany expels CIA station chief in Berlin as tensions between two nations escalate.

Germany probing second alleged spy case

by AFP
Germany-US relations strained amid another case of alleged US spying.

Germany anxious over US spy claims

by AFP
Fears raised of fresh tensions between the two allies on new spying allegations.

US pressure on banks 'blackmail': Putin

by AFP
Russian president says BNP Paribas fine linked to French-Russian warship deal.

Boehner to file suit against Obama

by AFP
Republican House Speaker says his chamber plans to sue President for abuse of executive power.

Climate change like GFC: Paulson

Former US Treasury secretary equates climate risks to financial crisis, calls for carbon tax.

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.

Gridlock nation: US politics takes a hardline turn

New research has shown that Americans are at their most divided in a generation. As the left and right grow further apart consensus in Washington will be increasingly hard to achieve.

Abbott, Obama strengthen defence ties

by AAP
More American troops and military assets could come to Australia as a result of PM's trip to Washington.

US may aid Iraq: Obama

US President says America could offer assistance to Iraq after outbreak of violence.

Abbott to press Obama on trade

by AAP
PM seeks US support to wrap up long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Aust-US FTA could be expanded: PM

by AAP
Tony Abbott wants to broaden free trade deal agreed with US a decade ago.

Shock vote ousts key Republican

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Toppling of House Republican Majority leader Eric Cantor will have widespread ramifications.

PM flags tax-shifting focus for G20

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

Gillard confronted 'outrageous sexism': Clinton

by AAP
Tony Abbott dodges comments from Hillary Clinton surrounding former PM's treatment.

US plans 30% cut in power emissions

by AFP
President Obama announces his most ambitious action on climate change so far.

Australia brought into US-China spying row

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