Plans to relaunch a South Australian ferry service hit a snag with the vessel — the Aurora V — caught up in political turmoil in South America.
Vietnam is Australia's fourth-largest grain trading partner overall and any change to the glyphosate restrictions on imports could have a big impact on Australia growers.
Beijing promises the European Union it will no longer force foreign companies to share sensitive know-how when operating in China, and says it is ready to discuss new global trading rules on industrial subsidies.
The European Union will grant Britain another delay to Brexit on certain conditions, including that it hold European Parliament elections, according to draft conclusions of the bloc's national leaders.
Prime Minister Theresa May says she will ask the European Union for a further delay to Brexit beyond April 12 to give her time to sit down with the Labour Party in a bid to break the impasse over Britain's departure.
Britain's exit from the European Union remains deadlocked after the UK Parliament failed to agree on any alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal.
Six of Taipei's remaining allies lie in the Pacific, and Beijing has been intent on poaching them as it intensifies efforts to isolate Taiwan, which it sees as a mutinous province.
Chinese President Xi Jinping is wrapping up his first trip to Europe this year after enlisting Italy to its Belt and Road Initiative and signing multi-billion-dollar deals with France.
The new US ambassador to Australia wastes no time in stepping up his attacks on China, accusing Beijing of "payday loan" diplomacy in the Pacific.