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Australia to refocus international aid to health security on doorstep

28 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia will divert A$280 million ($185.25 million) in overseas aid this year to bolster the response of its closest neighbours to the coronavirus pandemic, with Canberra warning the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is at risk.

Australia to refocus international aid to health security on doorstep

28 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 28 Australia will divert A$280 million ($185.25 million) in overseas aid this year to bolster the response of its closest neighbours to the coronavirus pandemic, with Canberra warning the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is at risk.

Chinese minister says Australia regularly launches trade cases

26 May 2020

SYDNEY China has responded to concern its decision to impose heavy tariffs on Australian barley was retaliation for a diplomatic dispute, saying Australia had launched 100-times as many trade investigations against China.

Australia reassures on China iron ore processing changes

21 May 2020

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE The Australian government said on Thursday a change in China's iron ore inspection procedures should streamline customs clearance of Australian shipments, reassuring markets worried about deteriorating ties between Canberra and Beijing.

Australia opens up domestic life further as China dispute lingers

20 May 2020

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY Australian officials announced a raft of plans on Wednesday to speed up the resumption of public life to boost the ailing economy amid a diplomatic spat with major trading partner China. | Video

Australia and China spat over coronavirus inquiry deepens

19 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia and China traded barbs on Tuesday in an increasingly acrimonious diplomatic spat over Australia's support for a global inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, as Australia recorded its 100th COVID-19 fatality.

China's embassy says Australia claim of WHA vindication is 'a joke'

19 May 2020

SYDNEY China derided as "a joke" on Tuesday an Australian assertion that a resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) for an enquiry into the novel coronavirus was a vindication of its push for a global review, another sign of worsening relations.

Australia welcomes growing support for COVID-19 inquiry at WHO meeting

18 May 2020

SYDNEY A resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for a review into the origins and spread of the novel coronavirus has the support of 116 countries at the World Health Assembly, almost enough for it to pass, a document showed.

Australia welcomes growing support for COVID-19 inquiry at WHO meeting

18 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 18 A draft resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for an independent review into the origins and spread of the coronavirus has support from 116 nations at the World Health Assembly, almost enough for it to pass, a document showed.

Mobile carrier Digicel offers Pacific business as security in restructuring

15 May 2020

SYDNEY Jamaica-based telecommunications company Digicel Group has offered its Pacific business as security to creditors in a debt restructuring, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows.

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