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Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

Nov. 15, 2019 2:59 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas on Friday successfully completed a 19 ½-hour, nonstop flight from London to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultralong-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787-9...

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 13, 2019 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

Australian state declares emergency due to wildfires

Nov. 11, 2019 5:12 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's most populous state declared a state of emergency on Monday due to unprecedented wildfire danger as calls grew for Australia to take more action to counter climate change. New South Wales state Emergency Services Minister David Elliott said residents were facing what...

3 dead, dozens injured as Australia wildfires raze homes

Nov. 9, 2019 6:07 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wildfires razing Australia's drought-stricken east coast have left three people dead, several missing and dozens injured, with over 150 homes destroyed, officials said Saturday. Around 1,500 firefighters were battling more than 70 fires across Australia's most populous state, New...

Australia defeated party urged to keep strong climate policy

Nov. 7, 2019 2:47 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An opposition review of the Australian conservative government's shock election win has urged the dispirited Labor Party to stick with strong policies on climate change. Senior Labor Party figures Craig Emerson and Jay Weatherill on Thursday released their report on the reasons...

The Latest: Trump hails military strike on Islamic State

Oct. 28, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group who was killed in a U.S. military raid in Syria, according to President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Australia's prime minister has welcomed the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi but...

Trump: Probe of Russia probe will reveal 'really bad things'

Oct. 25, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigating the investigators, the Justice Department is now scrutinizing the government's Russia probe as a criminal matter, raising Democrats' concerns that President Donald Trump may be using federal muscle to go after his opponents. Trump says to expect the probe to reveal "really...

AP source: DOJ review of Russia probe now a criminal inquiry

Oct. 24, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has shifted its review of the Russia probe to a criminal investigation, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday, a move that is likely to raise concerns that President Donald Trump and his allies may be using the powers of the government to go after their...

Australia asking Israel to return educator in sex abuse case

Oct. 23, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Wednesday he will raise with Israel's next administration the need for a quick resolution to a 5-year-old extradition battle over an Israeli educator accused of child sex abuse in an Australian school. Prime Minister Scott Morrison issued a...

Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy

Oct. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses first banded together to fight for press freedom in June after police...