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Pacific Island Forum Secretary General Henry Puna
WORLD / Politics
Sep 19, 2023
Pacific island nations to hold second summit with Biden next week
Henry Puna of the Pacific Islands Forum said the region had gone from a period of neglect to one of strategic interest, competition and "manipulation."
Fiji's Tevita Ikanivere celebrates after his team's win over Australia at the Rugby World Cup in Saint-Etienne, France, on Sunday.
Sep 18, 2023
Fiji beats Australia for first time in 69 years in World Cup upset
Fiji kept its quarterfinal hopes alive with a 22-15 win over Australia
The Philippine military says it’s escalating maritime surveillance after detecting a "resurgence” of Chinese vessels around the West Philippine Sea.
Sep 17, 2023
Philippines says Japan and Australia keen on joint naval patrols
The Philippine military says it’s escalating maritime surveillance after detecting a "resurgence” of Chinese vessels around the West Philippine Sea.
A deadly parasite that’s ravaged bee populations globally has made deeper inroads into Australia.
Sep 11, 2023
Bee-killing mite's rapid spread could cost Australia billions
A mite known for feeding on bees has spread further inland toward Victoria, the nation’s biggest producer of nuts and fruit.
Georgia players form a guard of honor for the victorious Wallabies following their 2023 Rugby World Cup Pool C match outside Paris on Saturday.
Sep 10, 2023
Wallabies coach Eddie Jones upbeat after World Cup-opening win
The former England and Japan coach successfully is riding high after his Australia team opened its campaign by defeating Georgia.
Workers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India, on April 5.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 4, 2023
How these grocery staples became emblems of inflation in Asia
From war to disease to the effects of climate change, global food prices have been shaken by various factors in recent years.
A Yes23 volunteer holds pamphlets while speaking with commuters about Australia's upcoming Voice to Parliament referendum, in Melbourne.
Sep 4, 2023
Most Australians oppose constitutional Indigenous panel, poll shows
The proposed Indigenous committee would advise Parliament on matters affecting Indigenous people in the country.
A construction site where many tall apartment buildings have been constructed in recent years, in Parramatta, Sydney
Sep 1, 2023
Build up, not out: The high density housing push for Australian cities
With the construction industry struggling amid elevated costs and decade-high interest rates, housing affordability has become a thorny political issue.
Suntory Beverage & Food's chief executive Makiko Ono sees Australia as a model for integrating canned alcoholic drinks into offerings in other global markets.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
Suntory Beverage sees Australia as model for can cocktail growth
The company is considering building a factory in Australia's northeastern city of Brisbane to produce canned drinks.
A Japanese F-35A fighter jet at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Komaki Minami factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, in June 2017
Aug 28, 2023
Japanese F-35 jets visit Australia in first deployment abroad
The visit marks the first activity under a new agreement to facilitate reciprocal access and cooperation between the two countries' defense forces.
Australian will be determined to bounce back after going down 85-82 in Sunday's heavyweight Basketball World Cup battle with Germany.
BASKETBALL / Basketball
Aug 28, 2023
Japan must shoot lights out against Australia, coach says
Tom Hovasse said his players would need to take things up another notch in their final group game Tuesday against a "bigger, stronger" Australian side.
Three MV-22B tilt-rotor Ospreys fly in formation above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Sydney in June 2017. A U.S. Marine Osprey crashed on a remote island north of Australia's mainland while taking part in military exercises on Sunday.
Aug 28, 2023
Three U.S. Marines die in Osprey crash during Australia drills
Australian personnel were not involved in the crash that occurred during Exercise Predator's Run 2023.
The Izumo helicopter carrier
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 26, 2023
Japan, U.S., Australia and Philippines hold joint naval drills
The joint exercises in the South China Sea come amid Beijing's continuous attempts to obstruct Manila's supply activities at footholds in the waterway.
New Zealand coach Ian Foster is not concerned about former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen helping Australia prepare for the Rugby World Cup.
Aug 24, 2023
All Blacks coach Ian Foster has no issues with Steve Hansen helping Australia
New Zealand head coach Ian Foster insisted Wednesday he had known for a month that predecessor Steve Hansen had agreed to help rival Australia prepare for the Rugby World Cup.
The HMAS Canberra sails to the main harbor in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in March 2019. The vessel participated in a bilateral exercise between Australia's navy and the Maritime Self-Defense Force on the way to the Philippines, an Australian defense spokesperson said Wednesday.
Aug 24, 2023
Australian navy holds exercise with MSDF en route to Philippines
There was no indication of a hotly anticipated trilateral drill in the South China Sea that had been expected the same day.
Australian forward Nick Kay scored 12 points in his team's win over France at Ariake Arena on Sunday.
Aug 21, 2023
Australian B-League star Nick Kay says Boomers won't overlook Japan
Kay said world No. 3 Australia will be wary of 36th-ranked Japan at the World Cup despite the gap between the teams in the rankings.
A Tomahawk cruise missile is launched from a U.S. Navy warship. Australia has announced that it will buy more than 200 of the cruise missiles at a price of $830 million.
Aug 21, 2023
Australia agrees to buy long-range Tomahawk missiles from U.S.
The move is part of a major military pivot toward long-range strike capabilities in an effort to keep would-be foes such as China at arms length.
Australia's Matildas huddle after the third-place final of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Brisbane on Saturday.
SOCCER / Women's World cup
Aug 20, 2023
Australia and Sweden turn attention to Olympics after World Cup run
The two teams face challenging qualifying groups later this year as they aim to secure their berths in the Paris 2024 women's soccer tournament.
U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders during the U.S.-Pacific Island Country Summit at the White House in Washington last September.
Aug 19, 2023
No clear winner in U.S.-China contest in the South Pacific
The vast ocean region, pivotal in World War II, is in the spotlight again amid tensions over Taiwan.
The Maritime Self-Defense Force's Izumo helicopter carrier could join U.S. and Australian forces for a trilateral naval drill next week in the South China Sea.
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 19, 2023
Japan, U.S. and Australia eye ship deployment to Philippines for drill
The planned exercise set for Wednesday comes amid mounting tensions between China and the Philippines.


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