Lowy's Asia Power Index finds China is closing the gap in dominance in the Asia-Pacific between itself and the US, even though the country's economic growth is slowing.
As China and the United States play geopolitical tug-of-war on the global stage, it's feeling a little too close for comfort in one pocket of Australia. Many readers have asked the ABC what might happen here if a conflict breaks out in the region.
The Republic of Venezuela is facing court over more than $50,000 in missed rent payments for its embassy in Canberra.
More than 4,000 metres above sea level, a line of footprints in the snow is all that's left of a research base reportedly stoking Chinese fears of a territorial "battle" in Antarctica.
A major defence contractor at one of Australia's most secretive intelligence facilities is being sued by former employees, who claim they were not paid out their proper redundancy entitlements.
As the Antarctic Treaty Turns 60, keeping watch on the icy continent is becoming more difficult. So, what is China doing down there? Truth is, we don't know for sure.
A Federal Court ruling in the United States in favour of a man suffering from cancer has turned the spotlight again to one of the most commonly used global chemicals.
Purdue Pharma agrees to a payout rather than face a jury after being accused of deceptively marketing painkillers and helping to create an addiction epidemic sweeping the US.
The EU's regulatory body, the European Commission, fines Google a third time for disadvantaging competitors on its search engine but notes that the company is learning from its mistakes.