Australia

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Canberra says not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia does not know why Chinese authorities have detained Australian citizen and television anchor Cheng Lei, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham said on [more…]

Former No. 1 Kerber eyeing improvement after rehiring coach Beltz

Former No. 1 Kerber eyeing improvement after rehiring coach Beltz

Published 01/09/2020

(Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has not won a title since 2018 but the former world number one is hoping better days lie ahead after rehiring [more…]

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Australian government says it was not told why Australian journalist detained in China

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s trade minister, Simon Birmingham, said Canberra didn’t know why Chinese authorities had detained Australian citizen Cheng Lei, as he warned that [more…]

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Facebook to block news on Australian sites after new law, riling lawmakers

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Tuesday said it would stop Australians sharing news content on its platforms if a proposal to make it [more…]

Explainer: Facebook, Google battle Australia over proposed revenue-share law

Explainer: Facebook, Google battle Australia over proposed revenue-share law

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) said it will block news sharing on its platforms in Australia if the government goes ahead with a law [more…]

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Highlights: U.S. Open day one

Published 01/09/2020

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Highlights of the first day at the U.S. Open on Monday (times ET- GMT-4). The Grand Slam, the second this year after [more…]

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Australia’s COVID-19 deaths in virus hotspot fall to two-week low

Published 01/09/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second-most populous state Victoria, the epicentre for COVID-19 infections in the country, on Tuesday reported its lowest rise in virus-related deaths [more…]

Factbox: Quotes from court hearings for New Zealand mosque shooter

Factbox: Quotes from court hearings for New Zealand mosque shooter

Published 25/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The gunman who killed 51 Muslim worshippers in New Zealand’s worst mass shooting faces a life prison term, possibly without parole, with [more…]

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

New Zealand’s Ardern postpones election as coronavirus flares up

Published 17/08/2020

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s prime minister postponed the country’s general election on Monday by a month to Oct. 17 as the city of Auckland [more…]

Asia shares push ahead as China markets jump

Asia shares push ahead as China markets jump

Published 17/08/2020

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares crept back toward recent peaks on Monday as Chinese markets swung higher, while investors waited to see if the recent [more…]