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China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China suspends economic accord with Australia, cites “cold war mindset”

China said on Thursday it had suspended an economic agreement with Australia, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to Canberra’s scrapping of a Belt and Road infrastructure pact and threat to undo a deal leasing Darwin Port to a Chinese company. Relations between the two sides have collapsed into acrimony after

‘Mystery Case’ of Indian Covid-19 variant leads to curbs in Sydney

‘Mystery Case’ of Indian Covid-19 variant leads to curbs in Sydney

Sydney: Australian officials reinstated social distancing measures across greater Sydney on Thursday, as they scrambled to find missing tranmission links in a COVID-19 case connected to an Indian variant of the virus. With many people expected to gather over the weekend for annual Mother’s Day celebrations, the New South Wales

Australia bans all direct passenger flights from India till May 15

Australia bans all direct passenger flights from India till May 15

Australia on Tuesday announced a temporary ban on direct passenger flights from India following a massive surge in coronavirus infections. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the suspension would remain in place until at least May 15 due to “clearly present” risks of travel from India, leaving thousands of Australians stranded.

US joins in first-ever Quad summit, Prez Biden convenes upcoming conference

US joins in first-ever Quad summit, Prez Biden convenes upcoming conference

Washington: The White House on Wednesday claimed of elevating the Quad, which is comprised of India, the US, Australia and Japan, to a first summit-level meeting, an American initiative as it has been convened by President Joe Biden. Newly elected US president Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australia’s Prime

Australian PM Morrison discusses Facebook ‘news ban’ with PM Modi

Australian PM Morrison discusses Facebook ‘news ban’ with PM Modi

Sydney: As the controversial Facebook ‘news ban’ came against a proposed legislation, which is due to be debated by Australia’s Senate on Monday to make it a law, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday raised the law with his Indian counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi to know his response.

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