Connect Asia

Connect Asia

Liam Cochrane

Connect Asia

Connect Asia brings you news, business reports and analysis on the stories that matter in Asia.

Join Liam Cochrane and the team each morning across Asia on Radio Australia through FM, online stream and shortwave.

Stories

Highly qualified Asians unable to take up professions

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

Armed with top degrees, many immigrants in Canada, especially from South Asia, drive cabs or work as waiters in restaurants.

Aid groups join forces with govt on clean water

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

As many as 80,000 children under the age of five in the Asia Pacific region die each year from the effects of poor sanitation.

Nuclear weapons crossroads

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

Australia says the world is at a new crossroads in dealing with the challenge of nuclear weapons.

Concerns about Chinese militarisation 'overblown'

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

While Japan and the US have raised concerns about the speed and transparency of China's increased military spending, Australia isn't so worried.

Climate change envoy to work with Asia Pacific

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

The Australian prime minister John Howard has appointed a special envoy to work with Asia Pacific leaders to come up with a regional strategy.

Most wanted fugitive arrested in Greece

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

The drugs empire of Australia's most wanted fugitive the drug dealer, Tony Mokbel, is fast unravelling.

Nuclear experts to discuss the growing demand

7 June 2007, 10:15 AEST

A meeting of high-level nuclear experts over the next two days in the southern Australian city of Adelaide will look at the growing number of countries wanting to develop or expand their nuclear facilities, and the risks this poses to the non-proliferation regime.

Inventors' expo opens market for students

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

Australians love inventing.

16-party donor package to fight global warming

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

Some of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the Asia Pacific have been given a financial boost to help limit the impact of climate change.

Musharraf tightens media controls

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan has tightened controls on the country's media, amid a deepening political crisis over his suspension of Pakistan's chief justice.

Stocks stumble, fall, recover

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

China's sharemarket made a partial recovery on Tuesday from the substantial falls of the past week.

Aust defence minister in anti-missile system talks

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

When it comes to seeing first hand Australia's close relationship with Japan, look no further than Tokyo's plans to establish a home-grown missile defence system.

SBY, Ramos-Horta reiterate support for reconciliation

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

East Timor's newly-elected president Jose Romas-Horta has visited Indonesia, exchanging pleasantries with president Susilo Bambang Yudhyono in Jakarta.

Progress on tribunal rules 'positive'

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

For more than 30 years, Cambodians have waited for the leaders of the Khmer Rouge to be brought to trial.

US officials foil coup attempt

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

Federal authorities in the United States believe they have foiled a plot to overthrow the government of Laos.

Singapore fears of Asian Cold War get backing

6 June 2007, 10:53 AEST

Malaysia has backed Singapore's warning of the danger of Cold War in Asia, speaking of the lunacy of any drift to violent confrontation.

Tribunal judges hold more talks on internal rules

5 June 2007, 11:05 AEST

Judges for the long-awaited Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia have opened talks to end a dispute threatening the country's genocide hearings.

Police accused of killing activists

5 June 2007, 11:05 AEST

An investigation is underway in East Timor into the murders of two men allegedly by members of the national police force.

Climate change to top G8 summit

5 June 2007, 11:05 AEST

Even before they meet in Germany some of the world's biggest polluting countries have shown themselves to be unwilling to embrace America's new plan to deal with global warming.

US anti-missile plans draw stark Russian response

5 June 2007, 11:05 AEST

Sharp differences have been exposed between the United States and Russia over another American plan to build a missile defence system - this one, in Europe.

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