ASX to dip after Wall Street on edge over Evergrande ‘black cloud’ and the Fed

The local sharemarket is set to open lower after US stocks veered between gains and losses as traders weigh the risks from the Chinese real estate crisis and look ahead […]

Fix ‘dysfunctional’ relationship: UN chief tells China, US to avoid new Cold War

“We need to avoid at all cost a Cold War that would be different from the past one, and probably more dangerous and more difficult to manage,” Guterres said.

‘Getting punched in the face’: Investors brace for iron ore falls as China tensions linger

The AUKUS defence pact is unlikely to have a material impact on iron ore prices in the short-term, investors say, but warned of longer-term risks of pinning the country’s defence […]

‘I wasn’t ready’: US school board meetings become new front in COVID culture wars

The charged political climate that has seeped from the national stage into their local meetings has made a difficult job even more challenging, if not impossible.

Kabul attack updates: Dozens dead in suicide bombings outside Afghanistan international airport; Joe Biden vows revenge

The attack has sparked global outrage and a promise of retribution from the US

‘Credible threat’ of airport attack shuts escape route for Afghans with Australian visas

Australia, Britain and the US all updated their travel advice on Thursday, warning people not to attempt the dangerous journey to the airport in Afghanistan’s capital.

US-Beijing tensions escalate as SEC demands China firms reveal investor risks

The Securities and Exchange Commission will demand that the more than 250 Chinese companies trading in US markets better inform investors about political and regulatory risks.