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Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

January 10, 2018 1:28 am
Ecuador seeking 3rd party mediator to end impasse over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Ecuador is seeking a mediator to resolve the standoff with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in […]

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Man arrested in Australia over New Year’s Eve plot

November 28, 2017 8:37 am
Man arrested in Australia over New Year’s Eve plot

Australian Federal Police Acting Deputy Commissioner Ian McCartney (R) and Victoria State Police Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton address the media at the Victorian Police Center in Melbourne on November 28, 2017. (Photo by AP) Australian police have detained a 20-year-old man for plotting a mass shooting during the New Year’s […]

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China challenging the United States position in Pacific region: Australia

November 23, 2017 9:00 pm
China challenging the United States position in Pacific region: Australia

This handout photo, taken on November 11, 2017, shows Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) taking a selfie with Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang (L), US President Donald Trump (2nd-L) and China’s President Xi Jinping as they attend the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Vietnam. (Via AFP) Australia has called […]

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Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

November 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Refugees on Manus face outbreak of diseases: Local police official

A handout photo taken in November 2017 from Australian advocacy group GetUp shows water — possibly used for drinking — collected in trash bins for rationing at the Australian detention center on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) The asylum seekers abandoned by Australia on Papua New Guinea […]

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Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

November 14, 2017 10:30 am
Eighth Aussie lawmaker Jacqui Lambie quits over dual nationality

Jacqui Lambie, an independent senator for the island state of Tasmania, reacts after delivering a statement regarding her resignation, in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, on November 14, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) An eighth lawmaker has resigned in Australia because of a rule banning dual citizens […]

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Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

November 12, 2017 2:18 am
Australia’s abandonment of refugees unacceptable: New Zealand

A handout photo taken in November 2017 shows asylum seekers at the former detention center for refugees on Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. (Via AFP) New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has blasted Australia for abandoning hundreds of refugees on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea (PNG), describing what […]

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Austrian politician Peter Pilz resigns over sexual harassment allegations

November 4, 2017 6:09 pm
Austrian politician Peter Pilz resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Austrian politician Peter Pilz has quit over allegations of sexual harassment. (File photo) A seasoned Austrian politician, known for his long anti-establishment campaigns, has resigned from his top post in his party over allegations of sexual harassment. Peter Pilz, who leads the newly formed anti-establishment Pilz List party, announced his resignation […]

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Australia appoints Julie Bishop as acting prime minister amid citizenship crisis

October 28, 2017 9:30 am
Australia appoints Julie Bishop as acting prime minister amid citizenship crisis

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) announces his new cabinet at a press conference as Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (L) looks on in Canberra on September 20, 2015. (Photo by AFP) Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Foreign Minister Julie Bishop as acting prime minister on Saturday […]

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Australian government in turmoil after dual citizenship ruling against Barnaby Joyce

October 27, 2017 8:09 am
Australian government in turmoil after dual citizenship ruling against Barnaby Joyce

This file photo taken on July 5, 2016 shows Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (R) looking at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addressing a press conference in Sydney. (By AFP) Australia’s High Court ruled on Friday that Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce is ineligible to remain in parliament, a stunning […]

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Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

October 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

A photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows police walking past passengers as they patrol at the Sydney Airport in Australia. (By AFP) Australia says airport workers in the country will undergo random searches for explosives as part of new security measures designed to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks. […]

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Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

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Australia to tighten airport security after foiled terror plot

A photo taken on July 30, 2017 shows police walking past passengers as they patrol at the Sydney Airport in Australia. (By AFP) Australia says airport workers in the country will undergo random searches for explosives as part of new security measures designed to reduce the risk of terrorist attacks. […]

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Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz tasked with forming government

October 20, 2017 6:10 pm
Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz tasked with forming government

Austrian Foreign Minister and Chairman of the Austrian People’s Party (OeVP) Sebastian Kurz delivers a statement after meeting the Austrian president at the Presidential Chancellery, in Vienna, on October 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Austria’s president on Friday tasked election-winner Sebastian Kurz with forming a government, putting the 31-year-old conservative […]

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United Nations Human Rights Committee grills Australia over refugees, indigenous people

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United Nations Human Rights Committee grills Australia over refugees, indigenous people

The logo of the United Nations Human Rights Committee The United Nations Human Rights Committee has for a second day in Geneva grilled a delegation from Australia over the country’s human rights record, slamming the government’s policies toward refugees and its indigenous population. The Committee condemned the Australian government on Thursday […]

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Hundreds of people march in Sydney to support detained refugees

October 15, 2017 9:08 pm
Hundreds of people march in Sydney to support detained refugees

Hundreds of people have staged a protest rally in the Australian city of Sydney, demanding that the refugees held at notorious Australian detention camps on remote Pacific islands be allowed into the country. Protesters marched through the Australian city on Sunday, as a date set by Canberra approaches for the […]

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Polls open in Austria’s general elections

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Polls open in Austria’s general elections

A cameraman films people entering a polling station during general elections in Vienna, Austria, on October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Austrians are taking to the polls in general elections dominated by the issue of refugees and likely to see the rise of a very young leader. Polling stations opened […]

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Australia aircraft data stolen in cyber attack

October 12, 2017 7:00 pm
Australia aircraft data stolen in cyber attack

This picture, taken on January 18, 2017, shows a US F-35 stealth fighter jet landing at the US Marine’s Iwakuni Air Station in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture, in Japan. (By AFP) Unclassified but “sensitive” information about Australia’s advanced aircraft has been stolen from a government contractor. Australian officials said on Thursday […]

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Australian politicians may lose seats in dual citizenship cases

October 10, 2017 2:52 pm
Australian politicians may lose seats in dual citizenship cases

This file photo shows Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce (R) listening to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (L) during a Sydney press conference. Seven Australian politicians entangled in a dual citizenship debacle have stood before the country’s highest court in the first of three days of hearings that may upset […]

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Vatican’s Finance Chief Cardinal George Pell appears in Australian court over ‘sex abuse’

October 6, 2017 11:00 am
Vatican’s Finance Chief Cardinal George Pell appears in Australian court over ‘sex abuse’

Cardinal George Pell arrives for his committal hearing relating to charges of historical sex abuse at the Melbourne Magistrates Court, in Australia, October 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Vatican’s Finance Chief Cardinal George Pell, who is a top adviser to Pope Francis, has made a second appearance at an […]

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Court obligates Australia to pay damages to refugees

September 6, 2017 4:12 pm
Court obligates Australia to pay damages to refugees

Refugee advocates take part in a protest against a government decision to cut welfare assistance to some 100 asylum seekers transported to Australia for medical treatment, in Sydney, Australia, August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Australia has been obligated by Victoria State’s Supreme Court to pay billions in compensation to […]

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Court obligates Australia to pay damages to refugees

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Court obligates Australia to pay damages to refugees

Refugee advocates take part in a protest against a government decision to cut welfare assistance to some 100 asylum seekers transported to Australia for medical treatment, in Sydney, Australia, August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Australia has been obligated by Victoria State’s Supreme Court to pay billions in compensation to […]

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