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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe’s talks with New Zealand’s John Key dominated by whaling issue

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... dominated Japanese leader Shinzo Abe's one-day trip to New Zealand yesterday, with Prime Minister John Key saying they had agreed to disagree on the matter. New Zealand and Australia hauled ... in the disaster, claiming 115 lives. The Japanese leader then left for Australia. ...


    US cuts more Thailand aid in response to military coup

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 11:20am by Agence France-Presse

    ... of the repressive nature” of the junta. Chabot called on President Barack Obama’s administration to study moving the next year exercises, generally held early each year, to Darwin, Australia, where some ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Chinese premier Li Keqiang 'had Taiwan in mind' over UK unity remark

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 10:22pm by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang cary.huang@scmp.com Li 'had Taiwan in mind' over UK unity remark When China's premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday that he favoured the United Kingdom staying together, Chengxin Pan, a professor of international relations at Deakin University in Australia, said at first blush it sounded rather undiplomatic. After all, Li was wading into a domestic matter ...

  4. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Zimbabwe's envoy in Australia requests asylum as posting ends

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Zimbabwe envoy seeks asylum over safety fears Zimbabwe's ambassador to Australia has asked Canberra for asylum, lashing out at her country's ... of Zimbabwe... and for people like me, who were appointed by the ex-prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai." Zwambila said she was seeking a protection visa from Australia so she could stay ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australian Defence Minister backs US counterpart in criticism of Beijing

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 12:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... their view. “The US, Australia and Japan are very concerned that unilateral action is destabilising the region of the South China Sea particularly, and the East China Sea.” Asked whether he supported ... to countries in the Asia-Pacific. “This instability is unwarranted and quite damaging to the future economic prospects. So I do share Secretary Hagel’s concerns.” Johnston said that Australia did ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China, Japan hold first high-level meet since December

    Posted May 18th 2014, 05:20am by AFP

    ... are moving towards a diplomatic detente. ...

  7. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    North Korea claims to hold American tourist who demanded asylum

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 11:34pm by AFP

    ... remained in detention and was under investigation. North Korea is currently holding another US citizen, Kenneth Bae, described by a North Korean court as a militant Christian evangelist. Bae, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    'I committed a criminal act, I'm sorry': North Korea expels Hong Kong-based missionary

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 11:15am by Christy Choi

    ... detention became known via David Wong, a mainland Chinese colleague who was in Pyongyang with him and was also questioned by police. Wong was allowed to return to China on February 18. It is unusual ... Australia," said Kim Han-kwon, director of the Centre for China Policy at the Asian Institute for Policy Studies, an independent think tank. Kim said China had probably also advised a gentler ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - DIPLOMACY

    Hong Kong missionary held in North Korea ‘left Christian pamphlets in temple’

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 10:42am by Agence France-Presse

    ... in the absence of diplomatic relations between Australia and North Korea. Pyongyang had sought to re-open its embassy in Canberra last year but was rebuffed in March after conducting a nuclear test. Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday used Short’s detention to warn travellers they must obey the laws of the countries they visit. “Not all countries have the same legal system or the same ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Eyes front, Kate! Britain's royals greeted by Maori warriors on start of NZ tour

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 12:07pm by AFP

    ... at the start of a three-week visit to New Zealand and Australia. Watch: Baby Prince George lands in New Zealand for first tour It will be one of the first times eight-month-old George, who is third ... residence said. The symbolism of the trip is clear, with George also being directly in line to become king of Australia and New Zealand after grandfather Charles and father William. The royals’ ...




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