Morrison deflects US pressure to weigh in on China-Taiwan contest in the Pacific

Solomon Islands is one of six Pacific nations which recognises Taiwan, and the United States has signalled it would like Australia to use its influence in the region to make sure none of them switch allegiance to Beijing.

Theresa May to seek Brexit extension from EU to chase compromise with Labour party

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.

Brexit delay approved by EU, conditional on Westminster’s support for Theresa May’s deal

European Union leaders will offer to delay Brexit until May 22, but only if British Prime Minister Theresa May can summon support from MPs who have rejected her deal twice, otherwise London will be held to a final deadline of April 12.