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Cruise ship passenger lost overboard off Sydney

By Tue, Nov 25, 2014 10:17AM UTC

SYDNEY (AP) — An air search is underway for an 84-year-old passenger who has gone overboard from a cruise ship east of Sydney.

China and Australia sign free-trade deal

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 5:10PM UTC China’s President Xi Jinping, left, and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speak at a press conference following the signing of several memorandums of understanding to strengthen trade in Canberra, Monday. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China and Australia have signed a preliminary deal after almost a decade of free-trade negotiations that will give Australia’s service industry unsurpassed access to the Chinese market and Australian agriculture advantages over competitors from the United States, Canada and the European Union.

G20 Summit comes to a close in Brisbane, but what was really achieved?

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 3:05PM UTC Pic: AAP Image.

Today Brisbane is coming to terms with the G20 blues. And that’s because it’s all over. The streets are almost back to normal, the barricades have come down and most of the leaders have left along with the glimpse of world power and stardom they afforded this city over the

Australia, China poised to sign free-trade deal

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 10:02AM UTC Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister says his government has successfully completed negotiations after nine years with its biggest trading partner China on a free-trade deal.

Australia: Climate change makes it onto G20 communique after all

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 7:56AM UTC PM Tony Abbott poses with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama at the G20 Summit.

Climate change made it to the G20 Summit communique in the end, despite the reluctance of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott who insisted during the sessions that coal will power economic growth for the next decade. After so much wrangling on climate change, Abbott had to bow to the pressure

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