Apr 17, 2014

Tokyo to limit cut-price Aussie pork and chicken via quota system

Japan will apply a tariff-quota system to imports of such Australian products as chicken and pork, allowing fixed amounts to enter the country at reduced duty rates, the farm ministry announced Thursday. Tokyo and Canberra reached a substantive free trade agreement on April 7 ...

Apr 12, 2014

Malaysia Airlines co-pilot 'made call'

The co-pilot of missing Malaysian Flight MH370 attempted to make a midflight call from his cellphone just before the plane vanished from radar screens, a report said Saturday, citing investigators. The call ended abruptly possibly “because the aircraft was fast moving away from the ...

Cyclone batters Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast

Apr 12, 2014

Cyclone batters Australia's Great Barrier Reef coast

A tropical cyclone battered Australia’s Barrier Reef coast Saturday, knocking out power and phone lines for thousands of people and threatening floods, despite weakening as it headed south toward major tourist resorts. Tens of thousands of people hunkered down overnight as strong gales and ...