The CIA tipped off Russia about a planned terror attack in St Petersburg, with President Vladimir Putin calling US President Donald Trump to thank him.
Melbourne Victory appear to have found form just days out from their second A-League derby of the season with a 2-0 win over Brisbane Roar.
Melbourne's Lord Mayor has stepped down while he is investigated over sexual harassment allegations.
New Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad will release her first Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook on Monday
The Bennelong by-election win has given Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull a confidence boost as he enters the final week before Christmas holidays.
The Australian Energy Market Commission anticipates household power bills will drop by $200 over the next two years, driven by new wind and solar generators.
Malcolm Turnbull's colleagues believe he has secured his leadership of the party heading into a the next federal election due in 2019.
Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has dismissed claims her government's planned property tax will hurt the state's economy.
Economists expect Treasurer Scott Morrison will reveal an improved budget position when he hands down his mid-year review.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle has declared his innocence while announcing he will stand down while being investigated over sexual harassment allegations.
John Alexander says he's sorry if he caused any offence in his victory speech when he joked about refusing a disabled parking permit because he still had pride.
Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, have been found dead in their Toronto mansion in suspicious circumstances.
A Sydney man been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of componentry of weapons of mass destruction to raise money for North Korea.
Two people have died and 17 are injured after a balcony collapsed in Melbourne's Doncaster East.
Fifty years after former prime minister Harold Holt vanished from a Victorian beach, he remains best known for his disappearance, not his politics.
Labor says the result in the Bennelong by-election shows there are enough people willing to switch their votes that it has a chance at the next federal poll.
Politicians have paid tribute to former Australian prime minister Harold Holt 50 years after he disappeared while swimming at a Victorian beach.