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Australia lifts international journey ban

Australia will raise a ban on citizens traveling overseas without permission, the authorities announced Wednesday, with the country's border set to open to skilled workers and international students by the year's end. More than 18 months…

Australian coalition support for net-zero 2050

MELBOURNE The junior partner in Australia’s coalition governments stated on Sunday it will provisionally help a net zero emissions goal by 2050, giving Prime Minister Scott Morrison a green mild to take the country’s updated climate…

Sydney ends lockdown after 4 months

SYDNEY Sydneysiders defied grey skies and drizzle to celebrate the end of almost 4 months of lockdown on Monday, hoping to put behind them a period of "blood, sweat and no beers" in Australia's biggest city. Sydney's more than five…

How China flights near Taiwan inflame tensions

A recent spate of Chinese military flights off southwestern Taiwan has prompted alarm from the island, which Beijing claims as its own, and is increasing tensions in a region already on edge. The flights are one piece of a complex puzzle…