Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Apr 26, 2016

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS has beat out bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia’s largest-ever defense contract. DCNS, Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were in the running to build 12 ...

Apr 26, 2016

Facts about the Australian submarine deal

Australia on Tuesday announced French naval shipbuilder DCNS as the winning bidder to design and build its next generation of submarines. Here are facts about the 56 billion Australian dollars ($43 billion) project: Why does Australia need new subs? The country’s current fleet of ...

Aussie teen charged over alleged Anzac Day terror plan

Apr 25, 2016

Aussie teen charged over alleged Anzac Day terror plan

Australian police have charged a 16-year-old boy with planning a terrorism act allegedly linked to Monday’s Anzac Day commemorations, which honor soldiers who fought and died for the country. As dawn services around the nation prepared to remember fallen soldiers, New South Wales counterterrorism ...

Coral bleaching hits 93% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Apr 21, 2016

Coral bleaching hits 93% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering its worst coral bleaching in recorded history with 93 percent of the World Heritage site affected, scientists said Wednesday, as they revealed the phenomenon is also hitting the other side of the country. After extensive aerial and underwater ...