The Australian chief of cybersecurity said that an investigation into the Austal defense system could take years

SYDNEY (Reuters) – The Australian security chief said on Tuesday that an investigation into the piracy of defense subcontractor Austal Ltd could take years, rejecting a local press report that…

The second iron ore train derails in Australia; no injuries

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An empty iron ore train derailed in western Australia after erosion of part of the lane, the operator said Monday Mineral Resources Ltd., just a week after…

"Life goes on": Thousands of armistices mark the First World War in Australia, not attacked after an attack

MELBOURNE / SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of people attended commemorative ceremonies held in Melbourne to mark the centenary of the Armistice ending the First World War. They ignored the security…

The United States and other countries denounce the dissolution of the Sri Lankan parliament as undemocratic

COLOMBO (Reuters) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament, exacerbating an already major political crisis, has sparked criticism from Western powers, including the United States and Britain.…

Melbourne police see the inspiration of an Islamic state behind a stabbing knife

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – An Aussie who burned a truck loaded with gas cylinders in central Melbourne and stabbed a person was inspired by the Islamic State but had no direct…

Robust earnings boost stock markets after a brutal month

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Robust corporate earnings contributed to the upswing in global equity markets on Wednesday, easing off after a brutal October in which stocks suffered one of their…

Asian equities rise at the end of October, on their way to the worst month since 2011

TOKYO / SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian equities pulled off 20-month lows on Wednesday as China pledged to shore up its markets. However, investor confidence was fragile as stock markets blew…

Against global protectionism, the Pacific Trade Pact is nearing the start

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – A landmark agreement with 11 countries that will lower tariffs across much of the Asia-Pacific region will come into force in late December, New Zealand said on…