IN FULL: Secretary of State Penny Wong meets her Chinese counterpart | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Secretary of State Penny Wong meets her Chinese counterpart |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

IN FULL: Secretary of State Penny Wong meets her Chinese counterpart | ABC newsABC News (Australia) Secretary of State Penny Wong raises human rights and trade in Beijing as she pushes for ‘structured dialogue’ with ChinaABC news Australia opposes China’s moves in the South PacificBloomberg Penny Wong ‘represents our interests as much as she can’: … Read more

Secretary of State Penny Wong raises human rights and trade in Beijing as she pushes for ‘structured dialogue’ with China

Secretary of State Penny Wong raises human rights and trade in Beijing as she pushes for ‘structured dialogue’ with China

Foreign Secretary Penny Wong has said Australia is seeking a more “structured dialogue” in its relationship with China, but also raised trade blockades, human rights and consular access to detained Australians during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart on Wednesday. Most important points: Senator Wong says both countries have agreed to “maintain high-level engagement”, expand … Read more

Xi Jinping declares that he is ready to work to restore relations between China and Australia, state media report

Xi Jinping declares that he is ready to work to restore relations between China and Australia, state media report

Chinese President Xi Jinping says he attaches “great importance” to developing relations between China and Australia and will work to promote a comprehensive strategic partnership, state media reported. Most important points: The comments came just hours before Penny Wong was due to meet her Chinese counterpart Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he has received a … Read more

Penny Wong arrives in China for diplomatic talks during the first ministerial visit in years

Penny Wong arrives in China for diplomatic talks during the first ministerial visit in years

A sign of success from Australia’s first ministerial visit to China in more than three years will be the “dialogue itself”, Foreign Secretary Penny Wong said. Most important points: Ms Wong said it was “really good” to be in China “after quite a long time between visits” Speaking on the tarmac after arriving in Beijing, … Read more

Kevin Rudd leaves for the US as Australia’s next ambassador | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Kevin Rudd leaves for the US as Australia’s next ambassador |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

Kevin Rudd leaves for the US as Australia’s next ambassador | ABC newsABC News (Australia) ‘Bullshit’ media obsession is actually truenews.com.au Kevin Rudd is the right choice for US ambassadorThe Sydney Morning Herald Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been sent to Washington as Australia’s new US ambassadorABC news View the full coverage on Google … Read more

Penny Wong’s trip to China to focus on restoring diplomatic dialogue

Penny Wong’s trip to China to focus on restoring diplomatic dialogue

Foreign Secretary Penny Wong has tried to manage expectations surrounding her trip to China, saying re-engaging with the country on a diplomatic level is the first step to stabilizing relations between the two countries. Most important points: Senator Wong has made it clear that the trip will not solve the problems between the two countries … Read more

LIVE: Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary speak ahead of first China trip in years | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary speak ahead of first China trip in years |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary speak ahead of first China trip in years | ABC newsABC News (Australia) Albo makes major announcement in Chinanews.com.au Renewed hope that China’s trade sanctions against Australia will come to an end | ABC newsABC News (Australia) View the full coverage on Google News

Joe Kennedy III appointed US envoy to Northern Ireland ahead of Good Friday anniversary

Joe Kennedy III appointed US envoy to Northern Ireland ahead of Good Friday anniversary

DUBLIN — U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday named the late Robert Kennedy’s grandson, Joe, as the next U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland. Peace Agreement on Good Friday. Following the news of his nomination – first reported by POLITICO – Joe Kennedy III promised to “reaffirm the US commitment to Northern Ireland and promote economic … Read more

Unloved at home, Emmanuel Macron wants to get “intimate” with the world – POLITICO

Unloved at home, Emmanuel Macron wants to get “intimate” with the world – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. PARIS — When French President Emmanuel Macron’s party lost its absolute majority in parliament six months ago, many wondered what the setback would mean for an ambitious, here-to-disrupt-the-status-quo leader whose first term was determined by a top-down leadership style. As it turns out, Macron … Read more

Russian link suspected in Spanish letter bombs – POLITICO

Russian link suspected in Spanish letter bombs – POLITICO

MADRID — Spanish security forces are investigating a spate of letter bombs sent to political, military and diplomatic targets. Devices were sent to the US embassy and the prime minister’s office, as well as four other destinations, triggering a security alert. On Thursday, security personnel at the US Embassy in central Madrid discovered an incendiary … Read more