- French company scores huge Australian submarine contract Updated: Apr-26-16 9:51 am
PARIS - Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half a century of close defense cooperation between the nations.
- Australian leader says he plans to call rare early election Updated: Apr-18-16 11:42 pm
SYDNEY - Australia's prime minister said on Tuesday he expects to call a rare early election, with the nation likely to head to the polls in July amid waning popularity for the ruling conservative party.
- Australian writer Bob Ellis dies in Sydney of cancer aged 73 Updated: Apr-03-16 9:03 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australian author, journalist and speech writer for the center-left Labor Party Bob Ellis died at his Sydney home of liver cancer on Sunday, his son said. He was 73 years old.