Hillary Clinton warns of Chinese influence on Australian politics – China power

Hillary Clinton warns of Chinese influence on Australian politics – China power

Updated May 14, 2018 07:18:19 Photo: Hillary Clinton says Australia must take the threat of foreign interference seriously. (ABC News: Callum Denness) Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has warned Australia to be wary of Chinese interference in domestic political decision making. “I think Australians need to be for …

Turnbull says tension with China has risen since foreign influence row | World news

Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed tension between Australia and China has ramped up after the foreign interference crackdown. But a former Labor foreign affairs minister, Bob Carr, who’s the director of the China-Australia relationships institute at the University of Technology Sydney, said Australia would be wrong to think its legislation was …

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling

Updated March 30, 2018 06:50:52 Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been ordered to stand trial for influence peddling over accusations he offered to help a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry. Key points: The case came about after investigators used phone-taps Mr …