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New Zealand's Ardern launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

05 Jul 2020

With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday launched her party's campaign ahead of September general election. | Video

Premier of Australia's Victoria defends hard COVID-19 lockdown

05 Jul 2020

MELBOURNE The premier of Australia's second-most populous state, Victoria, defended on Sunday his decision to put nine public housing towers in a complete lockdown as coronavirus cases continue to rise in Melbourne's suburbs.

Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

08 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

Australia says China unresponsive to its pleas to ease tensions

08 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE, June 8 Australia said on Monday China remains unresponsive to its weeks-long pleas to ease tensions between the two trading partners that escalated after Canberra called for an international enquiry into the origins of the novel coronavirus.

Australia extends support to airlines for domestic flights

07 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE The Australian government said on Sunday it will continue to underwrite domestic flights through September, extending its aid for airlines such as Qantas Airways Ltd and Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd's hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Australian minister calls anti-racism protests "self-indulgent"

07 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE Australians who defied public health rules and rallied in support of the U.S. "Black Lives Matter" movement were reckless and self-indulgent, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said on Sunday.

Australian surfer killed in shark attack

07 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE A three-metre (10-foot) shark attacked and killed a 60-year-old Australian man on Sunday while he was surfing in the north of New South Wales (NSW) state, police said.

Thousands in Australia rally against racism defying public health rules

06 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE Tens of thousands of Australians rallied on Saturday in solidarity with U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, after authorities in one area lifted a ban on the gatherings under the country's social-distancing rules.

Protests in Australia, Japan embrace 'Black Lives Matter' movement

06 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE, June 6 Thousands took to the streets in Australia on Saturday, and hundreds did in Japan, to support protests across the United States against police brutality, while demonstrations were expected in South Korea with a virtual rally in Thailand.

Thousands in Australia rally against racism defying public health rules

06 Jun 2020

MELBOURNE Tens of thousands of Australians rallied on Saturday in solidarity with U.S. protesters angered by the death of a black man in police custody, after authorities in one area lifted a ban on the gatherings under the country's social-distancing rules.

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