SYDNEY U.S. Homeland Security officials have begun "extreme vetting" interviews at Australia's offshore detention centers, two sources at the camps told Reuters on Tuesday, as Washington honors a refugee swap that U.S. President Donald Trump had called "a dumb deal".
SYDNEY Australia is investigating if problems in the propulsion systems of two $1.5 billion warships built by manufacturers from Spain, Germany and Britain are the result of design flaws.
SYDNEY One of Australia's top anti-fraud tax officials faces charges after his son and eight friends were arrested in raids that netted cash, luxury cars, two small planes, guns and vintage wine in a A$165 million tax fraud, police said on Thursday.
ULAANBAATAR A third Mongolian presidential candidate who has strongly opposed Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto's part ownership of the massive Oyu Tolgoi copper mine entered the race on Thursday for next month's election.
SYDNEY Papua New Guinea's decision to relocate hundreds of men held in an Australian-run detention center to a nearby town soon exposes them to violence and inadequate medical care, asylum seekers and human rights groups said on Tuesday.
SYDNEY Australia and New Zealand appeared to have escaped largely unscathed as they woke up for their first business day since a massive ransomware worm hit thousands of computer systems around the world, disrupting operations at hospitals, shops and schools.
SYDNEY Papua New Guinea will close some parts of an Australian-run detention center within weeks, refugees said on Monday, stepping up pressure on asylum seekers hoping to start a new life.
BEIJING Australia is receptive to exploring commercial opportunities China's new Silk Road presents to the country's businesses, but any decisions would remain incumbent on national interest, Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo said on Sunday.
SYDNEY China is conducting extensive espionage against Australia, Australia's most senior defense department official said on Friday, in a rare public accusation against its largest trading partner.
SYDNEY Turkey has agreed to a request from the Australian government to extradite a citizen it believes to be a top recruiter for the Islamic State militant group, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Friday.
MANCHESTER, England British police on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who killed 22 people, including children, in an attack on a crowded concert hall in Manchester, and said they were trying to establish whether he had acted alone or with help from others. | Video