Tuesday, September 2, 2014   

Australia, Japan to sign trade and defense deals
(07-08 11:54)

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe is meeting with his Australian counterpart to sign agreements bolstering defense and trade ties between the countries.
Tuesday's defense deal comes a week after Japan's government reinterpreted the nation's pacifist constitution to allow greater use of its military to defend allies.
Abe wants Japan to have a larger role in global security amid China's growing military might. The policy shift drew criticism from Beijing, which is embroiled in a territorial dispute with Japan.
That leaves Australia in a delicate situation because China is its largest trade partner. Prime Minister Tony Abbott sought to downplay any suggestion that Australia's deal with Japan is a slight against Beijing. He noted in a speech to parliament that Australia's partnership with Japan ``is not a partnership against anyone.'' --AP   
Other World breaking news:
Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing (09-01 18:11)
Americans detained in North Korea call for US help (09-01 18:04)
Japan firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology (09-01 17:57)
UK to propose anti-terror laws (09-01 17:18)
Japan launches campaign to stockpile toilet paper (09-01 16:56)
19 new dengue cases in Japan, linked to Tokyo park (09-01 16:54)
Gunman kills two in New Zealand govt office (09-01 15:50)
German train drivers plan walkout (09-01 15:48)
Two dead in New Zealand welfare office shooting (09-01 15:20)
Japan says electronics OK during take-off and landing (09-01 14:28)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.