Tony Abbott met the new Indonesian President Joko Widodo late on Monday night and personally invited him to Brisbane to the G20 meeting next month, but received a non-committal reply.
China is seeking the extradition and seizure of assets of corrupt officials who have fled to Australia with illicit funds running into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
The iconic Hotel Indonesia Traffic Circle - usually aptly named - in central Jakarta, became the country’s Party Circle on Monday afternoon as Joko Widodo fever hit the city.
Joko Widodo has used his first speech as Indonesian president to call his people to “work together, and work and work and work” to make a stronger nation, with a particular emphasis on maritime power.
Suspicions of Western intentions in Iraq lead Shiite volunteer militias who prop up the Iraqi Army to say Australian troops should go home, writes Paul McGeough.
Tony Abbott has shown his sceptics he can do business in three of the big four capitals of Asia and today, in Jakarta, he gets the chance to try for the quadrella.
Germany's intelligence service believes flight MH17 was shot down by pro-Russian rebels using a missile taken from a Ukraine military base.
Maria Scheffer, 13-years-old when she was sent to Auschwitz with her mother and two sisters, has just been commended by Flinders University for the PhD she commenced in her 70s examining Australia's prosecution of war criminals.
More than a quarter of a century old and the bane of global warming sceptics everywhere, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change isn't about to fade into the sunset.
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