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

Jan 06, 2022 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.

Tim Paine After Sexting Scandal: 'It Breaks My Heart To Know How Much I’ve Let Them Down'

Nov 19, 2021 Priya Nagi

Tim Paine, who stood down as Australia Test captain with immediate effect, wants to continue as regular cricketer for his country.


Australia's Matthew Wade Plans To Retire After T20 World Cup 2022

The T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled from October 16 to November 13 in Australia, with the Melbourne Cricket Ground to host the final.

Love Batting At Gabba, Scored A Lot Of Runs There: Usman Khawaja On Return To Australia's Ashes Squad

Nov 17, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Usman Khawaja has been in run-scoring form for Queensland in domestic cricket and could rival Travis Head for a batting spot in the middle order.


FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Australia Stumble, Draw 1-1 With China

Australia, seeking a fifth successive World Cup appearance, fell to third place with 11 points from six games in Group B, one point behind Japan. Saudi Arabia is the leader with 16 points and are on course to clinch their sixth berth.

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15 November, 2021

Mitchell Marsh Thanks Australia Selectors For 'Amazing Six Weeks' At T20 World Cup

PTI

All-rounder Mitchell Marsh hogged the limelight with 50-ball 77 not out which steered Australia to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in the T20 World Cup finals.


15 November, 2021

Mitchell Marsh Reminds Of Carlos Brathwaite’s 2016 Eden Heroics As Australia Win Maiden T20 World Cup In Style

Outlook Web Bureau

Mitchell Marsh (77 not out off 50 balls) anchored Australia to their first ICC men's T20 World Cup title versus New Zealand. Brathwaite had done the same for West Indies vs England in 1996.


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.


29 October, 2021

Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

Deutsche Welle

The first stop of his Europe trip for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, before pressing the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.


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28 October, 2021

Australia Advises Caution Overseas When Border Opens On Monday

Associated Press (AP)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reinstated its travel advice for 177 countries and territories ahead of fully vaccinated Australians becoming free to travel from Monday.


25 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Seek Parental Consent For Kids Under 16 Or Face 10 Million USD Fine

Associated Press (AP)

The landmark legislation is meant to deter the harmful effects of targeted online advertising for kids on social media platforms like Facebook and to protect Australians online through appropriate privacy laws.


15 October, 2021

Hong Kong Seizes Smuggled Australian Lobsters Amid China Ban

Associated Press (AP)

Hong Kong authorities said at a news conference Friday that its customs and Chinese law enforcement agencies confiscated about 5,300 kilograms (11,650 pounds) of lobsters and arrested 13 people.


07 October, 2021

Australia Wants Facebook To Be Held Accountable For Anonymous Comments

Associated Press (AP)

Anonymous commentators who use social media to vilify and bully have become the latest battleground between Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government and U.S. tech giants.


01 October, 2021

Covishield Gets Australian Medicine Regulator's Approval For Incoming Travellers

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's office said the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has advised that Coronavac (Sinovac) and Covishield should be considered as 'recognised vaccines' for international travellers.


01 October, 2021

Australia-EU Trade Talks Delayed Amid Submarine Row

Associated Press (AP)

The EU launched negotiations for a trade agreement with Australia in 2018. The 12th round of talks was scheduled to take place later this month via videoconference..


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23 September, 2021

Australian Trade Minister To Visit India Next Week

Associated Press (AP)

It will be the first ministerial visit from Australia after it joined a new security alliance with the UK and the US that triggered sharp reactions from France and raised apprehensions about its possible impact on the Quad.


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.

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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.

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

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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.

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