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Britain’s top diplomat in Australia threatened cooperation over security
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Britain’s top diplomat in Australia threatened cooperation over security

In a sign of the souring relations between Vicki Treadell and the Morrison government, the UK’s High Commissioner has been excluded from the free trade talks.

  • by Latika Bourke

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Attack on Dan Tehan was part of plot to take credit for long-expected trade deal breakthrough

Attack on Dan Tehan was part of plot to take credit for long-expected trade deal breakthrough

Scott Morrison and Boris Johnson are set to sign a new free trade deal at the upcoming G7 summit despite a diplomatic brawl.

  • by Bevan Shields and Latika Bourke
EU won’t block 1 million vaccines for crisis-hit PNG

EU won’t block 1 million vaccines for crisis-hit PNG

“There is nothing that is preventing them from sending those 1 million doses to PNG,” Trade Minister Dan Tehan said. “The ball is clearly in AstraZeneca’s court.”

  • by Bevan Shields
‘Let him go’: Russia protesters defy Putin, call for Navalny’s freedom

‘Let him go’: Russia protesters defy Putin, call for Navalny’s freedom

One Moscow protester said “Russia is in the Dark Ages. In the past 25 years, the country has been completely destroyed.”

  • by Isabelle Khurshudyan and Robyn Dixon
‘Great sadness’: The Queen breaks her silence on Prince Philip’s death

‘Great sadness’: The Queen breaks her silence on Prince Philip’s death

Images of the Queen sitting alone her husband’s funeral to comply with coronavirus restrictions prompted an outpouring of public sympathy.

  • by Bevan Shields
‘The uncomfortable chair’: Australians shocked by insulting British trade tactics

‘The uncomfortable chair’: Australians shocked by insulting British trade tactics

Britain’s Trade Secretary has labelled her Australian counterpart Dan Tehan “inexperienced” and planned to make him sit in an uncomfortable chair for hours of trade talks.

  • by Latika Bourke and Anthony Galloway
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TikTok faces privacy lawsuit on behalf of millions of children

TikTok faces privacy lawsuit on behalf of millions of children

Children who used the app since May 2018, regardless of their privacy settings, may have had their personal information collected for the benefit of others.

  • by Ellen Milligan
Has Putin stumbled badly over the treatment of Alexei Navalny?

Has Putin stumbled badly over the treatment of Alexei Navalny?

The Russian opposition leader is close to death. Whatever happens next, he may well become an even more powerful symbol for freedom.

  • by Mark Edele
J&J vaccine rollout to resume in Europe with blood clot warnings

J&J vaccine rollout to resume in Europe with blood clot warnings

The company has also reportedly agreed to work with a German scientist studying extremely rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine.

  • by Matina Stevis-Gridneff
Russia defends blocking foreign navy amid military build-up near Ukraine

Russia defends blocking foreign navy amid military build-up near Ukraine

Ukraine last week protested the Russian move to close broad areas of the Black Sea near Crimea to foreign navy ships and state vessels until November.

  • by Vladimir Isachenkov
‘Another vital defence’: Coronavirus treatment pills could be available within six months

‘Another vital defence’: Coronavirus treatment pills could be available within six months

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the search for new antiviral medication would revolutionise how COVID-19 is treated.

  • by Bevan Shields