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Australia Foreign Minister: Trump, U.S. Must Lead in Asia

LOS ANGELES — Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop said Thursday evening that the United States should reject “isolationism” after quitting the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) — and lead in Asia to resist China’s naval ambitions.

Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces his new cabinet as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, left, looks on during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015. Turnbull announced sweeping changes to his first Cabinet and promoted more women from two to five, including Australia’s first …

Australia Backs U.S. in South China Sea Confrontation

On Tuesday, the USS William P. Lawrence, a guided-missile cruiser, sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Fiery Cross Reef, which is occupied by China, in a deliberate challenge to China’s aggressive territorial claims.

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Australia: ISIS Has Radioactive Material It Could Use to Develop WMD

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) has gained access to radioactive material from hospital and research centers in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria, prompting fears that it could develop a large “dirty” bomb, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told The Australian.

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Australia Considers Sending More Troops to Iraq

AAP reports that Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said her government would consider sending more troops to help battle ISIS in Iraq, but the Iraqis have been oddly slow to request assistance, even as the Islamic State overruns cities and begins lining up an attack on Baghdad.