Chinese Spy Ship Monitors Australia-US War Games

A Chinese spy ship has been sighted monitoring the Talisman Sabre war games between Australia and the US, the Department of Defence has confirmed to the ABC. An Auxiliary General Intelligence vessel was seen in international waters in an unusually bold move by the Chinese navy. The Department of Defence released a statement discussing the…

Police Seeks Info Over Rockingham Burglary

Police are seeking information about a burglary that took place at a Rockingham golf club on Monday 10 July. Police allege the offender forced entry into the club’s office area at approximately 3:10am and ransacked the drawers and cupboards. No cash was being kept on the premises at the time. The offender was described as…

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…

Trump Calls Comey a Liar, feels ‘vindicated”

U.S. President Donald Trump has called James Comey a liar, commenting on the former FBI Director’s testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He also claims that it clears his name in regards to colluding with Russia and trying to influence the investigation into Mike Flynn, the Trump administration’s former National Security Advisor. Mr…

Reports Jared Kushner Allegedly Sought Secret Communication with Russia

Jared Kushner, son in law and part of the inner circle of U.S. President Donald Trump, allegedly sought to create a ‘secret communications channel’ with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak, according to the Washington Post. The Washington Post cites unidentified U.S. officials, who were briefed in intelligence reports about the alleged meeting between Mr Kushner and…

Charges Dropped on Julian Assange

Sweden’s top prosecutor has dropped the charges faced by Julian Assange, ending the seven-year legal stand-off. Mr Assange has sought refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, since 2012. Under EU law, Britain would have to surrender him back to Sweden to face the charges, however at the Ecuadorian embassy, he is protected from that.…

North Korea Accuses CIA of Assassination Plot, Resumes Nuclear Testing

It has been reported by AFP (Agence France Presse) that North Korea has accused the CIA and South Korea of plotting to assassinate Kim Jong-un. The North Korean Ministry of State Security released a statement saying that the CIA and Seoul’s Intelligence Services intended to use “biochemical substances” during public ceremonial events in Pyongyang to…

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…

1250 US Marines Arrive in Darwin

About 1250 US Marines and sailors have begun arriving in Darwin this week as part of a new rotation involving US engagement in the Asia-Pacific region. The Marines are arriving in Australia’s North as part of a six-month deployment where they will complete up to ten major exercises and engage with a range of countries…