Australians are rapidly losing trust in China and are concerned about relying on Chinese trade, a survey by a think tank in Sydney has found, amid controversy over Beijing’s influence in the country and geopolitical backyard.Only 32 per cent of Australians trust China to act respRead More »
Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez
President Donald Trump flew to the G20 summit Wednesday with a final diplomatic broadside, warning that China is "ripe" for new tariffs and accusing some of the closest US allies of being freeloaders. Air Force One took off on a fiercely hot day from Washington and Trump seemed to promise
Canada and the Netherlands announced Wednesday the launch of a pilot project for paperless travel between the two countries. Identity data that is usually stored on a chip on a passenger's passport will instead be securely stored and encrypted on their mobile device. Passengers flying from Montreal
Canada said Wednesday it is investigating the origin of a tainted pork shipment and bogus documents that prompted China to ban Canadian meat and further strained tense relations. "We're now in the process of investigating the source of these certificates," Trade Minister Jim Carr told
Game console makers Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have joined forces in opposing expanded tariffs on China, saying the plan would make their products unaffordable for the coming holiday season. In comments filed with the US Trade Representative, the three firms said President Donald Trump's threat
Kyrgyzstan's former president pledged to "stand to the end" Wednesday as parliament prepared to lift his immunity, paving the way for prosecution and possible instability in the fragile Central Asian state. The state prosecutor has charged 62-year-old Almazbek Atambayev with corruption
Hong Kong protesters marched to major consulates on Wednesday in a call for G20 nations to confront fellow member China over sliding freedoms in the financial hub, at a weekend summit in Japan. The semi-autonomous city has been shaken by huge demonstrations this month, with protesters demanding the
Former Israeli premier Ehud Barak announced the formation of a new political party Wednesday that will compete in the September elections and seek to end Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's "corrupt" rule. "We are creating a new party to put an end to Netanyahu's power,"
Cultivation of coca -- the plant used to make cocaine -- has been reduced by area in Colombia for the first time since 2012, although it remains extensive, US authorities said Wednesday. The White House drug control office reported that coca plantings declined slightly in 2018 from the previous year
Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it has derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a plot by officers to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general in his place, a minister said. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is in behind-the-scenes talks with North Korea over a possible third summit and has proposed reviving working-level negotiations stalled since a second meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in February, South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Huawei had sued CNEX in U.S. District Court in Sherman, Texas, for misappropriation of trade secrets involving a memory control technology and for poaching its employees. The United States has effectively banned its companies from doing business with Huawei, which claims the firm represents a threat
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he does not want a war with Iran but warned that if fighting does break out, it "wouldn't last very long," even as Iran's president tried to tamp down soaring tensions. Trump also hinted that any conflict would be waged with air strikes, saying
Canada announced funding and other initiatives on Wednesday to counter violent extremist content online by teaming with major technology companies Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Alphabet's Google. Public Safety Canada said in a statement the government will commit up to C$1 million ($762,428)
Russia is withdrawing its military "technicians" from crisis-stricken Venezuela on Wednesday, the Caracas embassy said, as President Vladimir Putin gears up for talks with US leader Donald Trump later this week. The move comes three months after Moscow drew US ire by deploying around 100 military
Authorities raised alerts Wednesday as Europe's record-breaking June heatwave threatened to intensify with temperatures heading into the 40s Celsius. The choking heat has prompted traffic restrictions, sparked forest fires and fanned debate over public nudity as sweltering Germans stripped off.
Iran told the UN Security Council on Wednesday that it cannot "alone" save the nuclear deal, turning up pressure on the Europeans, Russia and China as it moved toward a possible breach of its commitments to limit its nuclear activities. "Iran has done a lot and much more than its fair
A shocking photograph of a Salvadoran man and his nearly two-year-old daughter drowned in the Rio Grande River fueled angry Democratic denunciations on Wednesday of the Trump administration's immigration policies. "Trump is responsible for these deaths," said Beto O'Rourke, one of
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said NATO countries should not place sanctions each other as the tensions with Washington mount over Ankara's deal with Russia to buy S-400 missile defence system. "Do not forget that Turkey is a NATO country. America is a NATO country.
The heatwave that is roasting parts of Europe is more than welcome in the French region of Bordeaux, where wine producers say a sudden intense burst of sun after a wet spring could produce a superior vintage.
NATO on Wednesday agreed a package of political and military measures to boost its defences against a controversial new Russian missile system. The alliance will review its air and missile defences, along with its intelligence and surveillance programmes, unless Moscow abandons its 9M729 ground-launched
UN "paralysis" has prevented accountability for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a rights expert said Wednesday, accusing Secretary General Antonio Guterres of failing to act in pursuit of justice. UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Conservative Cardinal Raymond Burke, for years a strong backer of Steve Bannon, has yanked his support for the former Trump White House adviser and his plan to set up a right-wing Catholic academy in Italy. Burke said he was withdrawing his backing after Bannon was quoted as saying he supported making
"I've decided to enter the port of Lampedusa," Sea-Watch tweeted Captain Carola Rackete as saying. "We will use every lawful means to stop an outlaw ship, which puts dozens of migrants at risk for a dirty political game," Salvini said on Facebook after Sea-Watch said it was headed