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F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to transform Australia’s air combat capability (Photo:AAP)

Australia acquires $12B jets to boost air combat force

By Wed, Apr 23, 2014 6:03PM UTC Comments Off F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to transform Australia’s air combat capability (Photo:AAP)

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced in Canberra his government has approved the acquisition of a multi-billion jet fighters to boost Australia’s air defence capability. Australia will spend $12. 4 billion for 58 Texan-built F-35 Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter jets. Boasting the fighter planes’ capability, the prime minister gave some specs: a top speed of...

William and Kate get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 4:00PM UTC Comments Off William and Kate receive a gift upon arrival at the National Indigenous Training Academy at Yulara, near Uluru, Australia, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have received a traditional Aboriginal welcome during a visit to the Australian Outback. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived Tuesday in the tiny town of Yulara, near the bright red sandstone monolith Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock....

Royal couple arrive in Sydney for Down Under tour

By Wed, Apr 16, 2014 5:37PM UTC Comments Off Britain's Prince William holding his son Prince George and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, arrive in Sydney Wednesday. Pic: AP.

SYDNEY (AP) — Britain's Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their baby son, George, have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Sydney on Wednesday after wrapping up a 10-day trip around New Zealand. They were greeted by various dignitaries, including Prime Minister Tony Abbott, before being whisked off to the city's famed Opera House for a welcome reception. ...

Australian PM confident signals are from flight MH370 black box

By Fri, Apr 11, 2014 12:02PM UTC Comments Off Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his visit to RAAF Base Pearce near Perth last month. Pic AP.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says searchers hunting for the missing Malaysian jetliner are confident underwater signals that have been picked up are coming from the jet's black box....

Australia, Japan agree on free trade deal

By Tue, Apr 08, 2014 10:35AM UTC Comments Off Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, center, reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, at Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Monday. Pic: AP.

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and Australia say they have agreed a free trade deal after overcoming differences on autos and agriculture....

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