Australia

With eyes on Indo-Pacific, Australia to rapidly increase defence spending

With eyes on Indo-Pacific, Australia to rapidly increase defence spending

Published 30/06/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will boost defence spending by nearly 40% over the next 10 years as Canberra shifts its military assets to focus on [more…]

Motor racing: McLaren’s Formula One future was never a doubt, says Seidl

Motor racing: McLaren’s Formula One future was never a doubt, says Seidl

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren’s Formula One future was never in doubt despite a cash crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and now resolved by [more…]

Grim data keeps euro, sterling under pressure

Grim data keeps euro, sterling under pressure

Published 30/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - A fresh batch of grim economic data kept the euro and the pound under pressure on Tuesday as sentiment faltered amid fears [more…]

Tennis: Kyrgios, Becker in war of words over Zverev’s partying video

Tennis: Kyrgios, Becker in war of words over Zverev’s partying video

Published 30/06/2020

(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios and Boris Becker traded insults on social media on Tuesday following the Australian’s criticism of Alexander Zverev after a video appeared [more…]

Bear-sized wombat cousin roamed Australia 25 million years ago

Bear-sized wombat cousin roamed Australia 25 million years ago

Published 25/06/2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A powerfully built relative of modern wombats that was the size of a black bear roamed Australia’s woodlands about 25 million years [more…]

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Rainy day hastens sovereign wealth funds’ refocus to home

Published 25/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Famed for snapping up glitzy real estate and stakes in troubled international banks during the global financial crisis, sovereign wealth funds are [more…]

Global stocks shrug off fresh virus wave fears, dollar slips

Global stocks shrug off fresh virus wave fears, dollar slips

Published 22/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks reversed earlier losses and the dollar slid on Monday as investors shrugged off worries that rising coronavirus infections in parts [more…]

Australia’s High Court says former judge sexually harassed six female staff

Australia’s High Court says former judge sexually harassed six female staff

Published 22/06/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A former High Court of Australia judge was found to have sexually harassed six female staff, the court said on Monday, one [more…]

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women’s World Cup bid: Kyodo

Japan withdrawing 2023 Women’s World Cup bid: Kyodo

Published 22/06/2020

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is withdrawing its bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Kyodo news agency quoted a source as saying on Monday, [more…]

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Australia striker Juric tests positive for COVID-19

Published 22/06/2020

SOFIA (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia’s Australian striker Tomi Juric has tested positive for COVID-19, the 31-times Bulgarian champions said in a statement late on Sunday. [more…]