The pact, which significantly strengthens defense ties between the two nations, was signed by visiting Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following a summit on Tuesday.
Under the pact, Japanese forces will train alongside Australians for disaster relief and peacekeeping missions. The pact also calls for cooperation between the two countries in counter-terrorist measures and intelligence sharing, reports AP.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year