China-Australia relations: how Beijing is buying up Pacific states

CHINA’s island-grabbing campaign is getting close to home. It’s muscling in on tiny nations from the Indian to the Pacific Oceans. But Australia’s begun pushing back. Ceylon. Savo Island. Coral Sea. Guadalcanal. Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Tarawa. Truk. Guam. These were names plucked from obscurity by bloody battles against Japan …

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Donald Trump to meet with Deputy A-G over his future

PRESIDENT Donald Trump will meet later this week with Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein, the White House said on Monday amid indications that Mr Rosenstein was about to lose his job. The meeting will be on Thursday, said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. That’s the same day as an …

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Man accused of pistol-whipping friend over Bruno Mars song

AN Indiana man is facing charges after pistol-whipping his lifelong friend during an argument over a Bruno Mars song, police said. According to the New York Post, Roger D. Washburn, 71, of Greenwood, was taken into custody late last week by police from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office after the …

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US President meets with South Korean counterpart in New York

US President Donald Trump has met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. The two leaders have discussed North Korea’s commitment to denuclearisation during the bilateral meeting in New York. The Trump administration has confirmed the United States and North Korea will …

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Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has lashed out at fresh allegations of sexual misconduct, insisting he will not be ‘intimidating into withdrawing.’ Deborah Ramirez alleges Mr Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a drunken party during their time at Yale University in the 1980s. The accusation comes amid claims …

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