Florence Parly pulls out of meeting with UK counterpart as Paris continues to vent fury over new security pact.
Pyongyang warns ‘dangerous’ agreement could trigger ‘chain reaction of arms races’.
Australia’s move to ditch a submarine deal has spiralled into an unprecedented diplomatic row between Western allies.
Foreign minister says unprecedented recalling of envoys ‘very symbolic’ act after scrapping of submarines contract.
Several police officers wounded in clashes with protesters at anti-lockdown rallies in Sydney and Melbourne.
Beijing says Asia-Pacific region must ‘resist external forces’ but Australia points to China’s own nuclear capabilities.
France recalls ambassadors to US and Australia for consultations – an unprecedented move taken over a submarine deal.
The US, Australia and UK have announced a major defence agreement in the Asia Pacific.
PM Ardern says the country has nearly eliminated Delta variant but travel limits to Australia extended until November.
About 2,200 US Marines expected in Darwin in the 2021 rotation as Canberra also eyes improved air, maritime capability.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken says US ‘strongly’ welcomes European role in the Indo-Pacific.
French FM says US-UK-Australia defence deal was a ‘stab in the back’, as he draws parallels between Biden and Trump.
Australia will get nuclear-powered submarines as part of the deal, dubbed AUKUS, seen as an attempt to counter China.
Concerns raised for health, safety of those held in overcrowded Melbourne facility after a guard contracted the virus.