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  • Japan, Australia sign economic partnership pact

    CANBERRA/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian counterpart Tony Abbott on Tuesday signed an economic partnership pact as well as an agreement on military equipment and technology transfers, a week after Abe loosened curbs...
  • Australia business conditions at five-month high: survey

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in five months in June as a pick up in sales and profits helped firms stay confident in the wake of an unpopular federal budget. National Australia Bank's survey of more...
  • Wallaby Gill to play sevens at Commonwealth Games

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Wallabies flanker Liam Gill will make his second Commonwealth Games appearance as Australia bids to turn silver into gold in rugby sevens at Glasgow. The 22-year-old, capped 15 times for Australia, was a member of the squad that...
  • Australian TV news airs Pistorius shooting 're-enactment'

    SYDNEY/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An Australian current affairs television programme aired footage on Sunday of a re-enactment by Olympic and Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius of the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. With Pistorius' murder trial...
  • Flower launches impassioned defence of Cook

    (Reuters) - Former England coach Andy Flower has launched an impassioned defence of Alastair Cook, describing the under-fire captain as a cricketer who has achieved extraordinary things for his country and still has plenty to offer. Zimbabwean Flower...
  • Ordinary users outnumber legal targets in NSA intercepts

    Ordinary users outnumber legal targets in NSA intercepts
    WASHINGTON — Ordinary Internet users, American and non-American alike, far outnumber legally targeted foreigners in the communications intercepted by the National Security Agency from U.S. digital networks, according to a four-month investigation by...
  • List of Wimbledon women's singles champions

    LONDON (Reuters) - List of Wimbledon women's singles champions since 1922: 2014 Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) beat Eugenie Bouchard(Canada) 6-3 6-0 2013 Marion Bartoli (France) beat Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-1 6-4 2012 Serena Williams (U.S.) beat...
  • Australia winger Cummins set to play in Japan

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia winger Nick Cummins has been released from his national contract on 'compassionate grounds' and will play rugby in Japan to help provide the means to care for his sick family, he said on Friday. The 15-test Wallaby, a cult...
  • Abe heads to Australia after step back from post-war pacifism

    TOKYO (Reuters) - A week after loosening curbs on Japan's military, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe heads to Australia to bolster security ties and conclude a defence industry agreement that may help seal a deal to build Australia a fleet of stealth submarines....
  • Netflix Seems Headed for Australia, But Company Won't Say When

    HONG KONG -- It doesn't quite have the pop culture ring of "I Want My MTV," but plenty of Australians are clamouring for Netflix to launch 'Down Under.' There are growing signs that they will get their wish as a Netflix launch in Australia becomes a...
  • Australia struggling to stamp out sports club homophobia

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For Canadian-Australian prop Brennan Bastyovanszky, it was not the on-field sledging or cheap shots in the locker room that stung when the amateur rugby player's sexuality became known by team mates. What really hurt was not being...
  • 'Brand Kyrgios' on the rise, but Australian must tread carefully

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Teenager Nick Kyrgios's ranking is not the only thing that will soar after his electrifying run at Wimbledon. The Australian's brand has also shot into the stratosphere, according to marketing experts. An exhausted Kyrgios bowed out...