SYDNEY - National Australia Bank said it has made exiting its UK operations an "absolute priority" after writedowns for the troubled business led to a 10 percent decline in annual cash profit.
SYDNEY - Australia passed laws on Thursday aimed at preventing young people from becoming radicalised and going to fight in overseas conflicts such as those in Iraq and Syria, where scores of Australians have joined militant groups.
SYDNEY - Coca-Cola Co will help out Australian affiliate Coca-Cola Amatil Ltd by taking a minority stake in a struggling Indonesian unit for $500 million (312.94 million pounds).
SYDNEY - Exiting the United Kingdon is an "absolute priority" for National Australia Bank , Chief Executive Officer Andrew Thorburn said after the bank posted a fall in annual cash profit, hit by writedowns for its troubled British business.
- Australia's government has reached a compromise with independent senators and a key opposition party to secure support for a A$2.5 billion (1.4 billion pounds) fund to cut greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Greg Hunt said Wednesday.
- Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has warned his team to beware a backlash from a wounded Australia in the second and final test in Abu Dhabi starting on Thursday.
MONROVIA/FREETOWN - Australia became the first developed country on Tuesday to shut its borders to citizens of the countries worst-hit by the West African Ebola outbreak, a move those states said stigmatised healthy people and would make it harder to fight the disease.
SYDNEY - Australia's newly appointed Ebola tsar challenged the government's blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the deadly virus, saying the controversial measure was not supported by medical evidence.
SYDNEY - A former Sydney bouncer said to have masterminded a failed plot by Islamic State militants to behead a random member of the public in Australia is believed to have died in the Middle East, Australian media reported on Wednesday.
BEIRUT - The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. | Video