Australian Diplomat Falls to Death in New York During “Game of Trust”

An Australian diplomat has plunged to his death after falling from the seventh floor of a New York City building. Julian Simpson, a second secretary to the United Nations (UN) for Australia, died in the early hours of Wednesday local time when he plummeted from his apartment building on Clinton Street in Manhattan onto the building’s…

Syria Pledges to Sign Paris Climate Change Agreement

Syria has revealed it will sign the Paris climate agreement, which will leave the United States as the only country to not be a part of the emissions-cutting deal if it makes good on its promise to leave. The nation took a break from its six-year civil war to announce plans at the 23rd Conference…

Trump Warns Kim Jong Un of “Grave Danger” Over Missile, Weapons Program

United States President has issued further warnings to North Korea over its nuclear weapons program, telling him his weapons “are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger.” Mr Trump said to South Korean lawmakers on Wednesday Kim Jong Un’s regime has “interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness” claiming it “would…

Trump to Keep US Travel Ban

The Supreme Court has allowed the Trump administration to keep its travel ban and bar most refugees from entering the United States. It blocked a federal appeals court ruling from last on Tuesday that would have eased the ban and allow up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October. “The…

Trump and Putin in First Face to Face Meeting

United States President Donald Trump has had his highly anticipated first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. In the meeting, which was also attended by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, covered a range of topics including the accusations that Russia had interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Mr…

Turnbull, Pence Meet to Discuss North Korea, Trade

US Vice President Mike Pence visited Australia to meet with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull this weekend, discussing a range of topics including trade and North Korea. The meeting sought to re-affirm long standing diplomatic and trade ties between Australia and the United States, in the first official visit of the Trump administration. Mr Turnbull and…

Bob Carr condemns North Korea threats

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has condemned the latest war threats made by North Korea. The country has announced a “state of war” and threatened to defeat South Korea and the United States of America. Mr Carr has said that there is no immediate evidence showing that North Korea have an increase in military preparations, despite the regime putting militarism…