U.S., Australia, U.K. agree on hypersonic arms cooperation

Tech 04/06/22, 14:13

The United States, United Kingdom and Australia on Tuesday, April 5, made a cooperation pact to increase hypersonic weapons and electronic warfare capabilities as Russia and China rapidly advance cutting-edge technology, according to Reuters.  In a statement, the leaders of the newly formed AUKUS defense alliance, U.S. President Joe Biden, British ...

Australia joins US in diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics

Australia & Oceania 12/09/21, 02:21

On Dec. 8, the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Australia would not send officials or politicians to the North Olympic Winter Games to be held in Beijing in 2022. Australia officially joined the list of countries boycotting diplomacy with the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Morrison ...

Defense talks canceled due to AUKUS trilateral security pact row

Australia & Oceania 09/21/21, 02:42

A submarine deal between the United States, Britain, and Australia offended a French official so deeply he called off a high-level military meeting. Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly canceled his bilateral meeting with British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. The pair was supposed to discuss the two-day Franco-British Council with defence chiefs ...

University lobbies wants to pull ‘unethical’ artificial intelligence study

Australia & Oceania 09/19/21, 22:40

Technical facial recognition research should be retracted for ethical reasons, a higher education provider said. A study, partly funded by the Chinese government and a former Curtin University professor, has drawn fierce criticism for adopting immoral practises. The Western Australian education provider claims it discovered multiple ethical violations regarding informed consent and ...

France recalls its ambassador from US in protest of submarine deal

World 09/18/21, 02:33

France has decided to recall its ambassadors from the United States and Australia to protest Australia's cancellation of a large-scaled submarine purchase deal made with France after it forged a military alliance with the U.S. and the UK. "At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to ...

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