SYDNEY On the palm-fringed beaches of Christmas Island, a speck of land in the Indian Ocean between Australia and Indonesia, plastic waste is piling up on the white sand and killing marine life. | Video
CANBERRA Australia passed a A$144 billion ($106 billion) package of income tax cuts on Thursday after right-wing leader Pauline Hanson backed the legislation, potentially boosting the re-election prospects of the center-right government.
SYDNEY Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the global #MeToo movement.
SYDNEY Australians' trust in the United States as a global power is at its lowest in over a decade, and they have more confidence in the leaders of China and India than they do in President Donald Trump "to do the right thing regarding world affairs", according to survey released on Wednesday.
CANBERRA/SYDNEY The Chinese ambassador to Australia on Tuesday accused it of harboring a Cold War mentality and said "less bias and bigotry" was needed to repair strained relations between the two nations.
Good morning. The U.S.-China trade dispute heats up, Trump’s administration defends its hardline immigration stance and the Goliaths of international soccer stumble.
SYDNEY Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism "ill-informed" in an open letter on Monday that threatens to inflame already heightened Sino-Canberra tensions. | Video
MANILA The Philippine justice department on Monday struck down an order for the deportation of an Australian nun after she joined a political rally, sparking celebrations among her supporters.
SYDNEY Australia's prime minister intervened on behalf of angry soccer fans on Monday after a series of technical glitches marred viewing of the 2018 World Cup from Russia for a third day.
SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's personal popularity is at its highest level in two years, an opinion poll showed on Monday, but his government still trails the opposition a month before crucial by-elections.
SEOUL Delegations from North and South Korea met on Friday for talks to arrange the first reunions in about three years for families separated by the Korean War, with the Red Cross paving the way.