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Novak Djokovic Moves To Higher Court To Appeal 2nd Visa Cancellation Ahead Of AUS Open 2022

Jan 15, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Australia immigration minister Alex Hawke used his special powers to revoke Novak Djokovic's visa for the second time on Friday. The Serbian had his visa cancelled on his arrival in Melbourne on January 6.

EXPLAINER: Where Does Defending Australian Open Champion Novak Djokovic's Visa Saga Stand?

Jan 13, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

All eyes are now on Immigration Minister Alex Hawke, who must decide whether to deport Novak Djokovic, effectively overruling a judge who said the tennis could stay in Australia.

Australian Open 2022: To Deport Or Not To Deport Novak Djokovic, AUS Government In A Tizzy

Despite being handed an easy first-round draw at the Australian Open 2022, Novak Djokovic still faces the prospect of deportation, a decision that is yet to be decided by Australia’s Immigration Minister Alex Hawke.

Australian Open 2022: Novak Djokovic Given Easy First Round Draw But Big Doubts Remain

Jan 13, 2022 Outlook Web Bureau

Novak Djokovic has been pitted against countryman Miomir Kecmanovic in the Australian Open 2022 first round in a draw that was delayed by 75 minutes on Thursday. But his participation is subject to potential deportation.

Decoding The Politics Behind Novak Djokovic’s Visa Battle With Australian Government

Current Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison seems to be gaining political mileage by denying the world's No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic entry in the first Grand Slam of the year.

11 January, 2022

Novak Djokovic Saga: Australian, Serbian Leaders Discuss World No.1 Tennis Star's Visa Issue

Associated Press (AP)

Australia PM Scott Morrison explained to his Serbian counterpart Ana Brnabic the non-discriminatory border policy and its role in protecting Australia during the COVID-19 pandemic. They both agreed to stay in contact on the issue.

06 January, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact Amid China's Growing Assertiveness

Associated Press (AP)

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met in a virtual summit to sign the Reciprocal Access Agreement, the first such defense pact signed by Japan with any country other than the United States.

06 January, 2022

Australian Open 2022: World No.1 Novak Djokovic Takes Legal Action After Visa Cancellation

Aditya Kumar

The court officials in Australia have confirmed that Serbian Novak Djokovic’s appeal against imminent deportation would be heard on Thursday. He was granted a medical exemption by the Australian Open 2022 organisers.

29 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: Australia Witnesses Surge In Cases

Associated Press (AP)

Omicron Covid-19: Australia witnesses spike in new infections in Sydney and surrounding parts of New South Wales state, where the cases skyrocketed to more than 11,000, up from 6,000 a day earlier. Victoria state also reported a record 3,700 cases, up by more than 1,000 previous cases.

08 December, 2021

Beijing Winter Olympics: Australia Joins US In Diplomatic Boycott Of The Games

Associated Press (AP)

Scott Morrison said it should come as no surprise that Australian officials would boycott Beijing Winter Olympics after the nation's relationship with China had broken down in recent years.

02 November, 2021

French President Vs. Australian PM: Emmanuel Macron Attacks Australia's Credibility In Heated Row

Associated Press (AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron said that the Nuclear Submarine Deal Between Australia and UK-US which undercut France was 'bad news for the credibility of Australia.' Australian PM Scott Morrison termed it 'Sledging'

01 November, 2021

I Don't Think But Know: French President Emmanuel Macron On Australian PM's 'Lie' About Submarine Deal

Associated Press (AP)

Answering questions from the reporters at the G-20 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron accused Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison of lying to him while he was secretly negotiating a submarine deal with UK and US.

29 October, 2021

France-Australia Submarine Row: Leaders Hold First Talks

Deutsche Welle

French President Macron has told his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison it is up to Canberra to repair the broken relationship between the two countries.

23 October, 2021

India 'Steadfast Partner' In Global Fight Against Covid-19: PM Modi

Outlook Web Desk

As wishes pour in from various countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks world leaders for hailing India's feat of crossing 100 crore Covid vaccine doses.

20 October, 2021

Australia Branded Worst Climate Performer Ahead Of UN Summit

Associated Press (AP)

The report of the Climate Council ranked Australia last among 31 wealthy, developed countries on the criteria of emissions reduction performances and pledges.

29 September, 2021

World Leaders Hail India’s Covid-19 Combat With Vaccine Exports At UNGA

Outlook Web Desk

Several world leaders expressed their gratitude to India and other nations for helping them to fight Covid-19 by sending vaccine shipments.

25 September, 2021

Quad Not A Military Alliance But Will Challenge China's Outreach In Indo-Pacific

Seema Guha

Quad is to checkmate China’s growing profile as a nation giving humanitarian aid to nations across Asia and Pacific, and it wants to challenge China’s soft power bid in the region.

24 September, 2021

Kamala Harris To Hold Meeting With Quad Leaders

Outlook Web Desk

The officials said US Vice President Kamala Harris will hold meeting with Quad leaders including Prime Ministers—Narendra Modi from India, Scott Morrison from Australia and Yoshihide Suga from Japan.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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