SYDNEY - Two Australian media organisations reported on Monday that Australian politics has been infiltrated at high levels by the Italian mafia, although there was no suggestion of direct links between lawmakers and the criminal syndicate.
SYDNEY - Australian police raided a home and a business in central Melbourne on Thursday as part of a foreign bribery investigation reportedly involving Malaysian government officials and a multi-million dollar property deal.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia said on Wednesday it would investigate corruption allegations against government officials in a multi-million dollar property deal in Australia, the latest in a series of scandals plaguing Prime Minister Najib Razak's government.
SYDNEY - The Australian government will be able to strip the children of extremists fighting overseas of Australian citizenship under controversial legislation introduced into parliament on Wednesday.
SYDNEY - Australia is close to confirming the reported death in Iraq of two home-grown militants who shot to infamy last year after being photographed holding the severed heads of Syrian soldiers, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Tuesday.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington - Australian golfer Jason Day sent a scare through the U.S. Open on Friday when he collapsed on his final hole, before getting to his feet, completing the second round and collapsing again.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, Washington - Australian golfer Jason Day sent a scare through the U.S. Open when he collapsed on his final hole of the second round, before getting to his feet, completing his round and collapsing again on Friday.
HONG KONG (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Australian actress Rachel Griffiths, who rose to fame in the hit 1994 movie "Muriel's Wedding", loves Hollywood's happy endings and this drove her to get involved with helping victims of human trafficking in Asia.
WASHINGTON - In his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama left little doubt that his pursuit of a landmark Asia-Pacific trade pact was aimed at countering Beijing’s rising influence in the region. “China wants to write the rules … Why would we let that happen?” he asked.
SYDNEY/JAKARTA - Calls grew on Monday for an inquiry into reports that Australian officials paid people-smugglers bound for Australia thousands of dollars to turn their boat back to Indonesia, with Jakarta and the United Nations also expressing serious concern. | Video
BRUSSELS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a final chance to present credible reform proposals to an emergency euro zone summit on Tuesday to persuade skeptical creditors to reopen aid talks before his country's banks run out of money. | Video