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Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral | Live updates

Sep. 19, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England — Queen Elizabeth II has been interred together with her late husband, Prince Philip, at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, officials said. The royal family’s official website said the Dean of Windsor conducted a private burial ceremony late Monday at the...

Horse trainer, wheelchair athlete to attend royal funeral

Sep. 13, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Tuesday his official delegation to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral next week will include racehorse trainer Chris Waller and wheelchair tennis star Dylan Alcott. Waller and Alcott are among 10 “everyday...

Australian FM warns East Timorese against Chinese debt

Aug. 31, 2022 23:49 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s foreign minister used a visit to East Timor on Thursday to warn the nation against going into “unsustainable debt” to the Chinese on a major gas project. Foreign Minister Penny Wong said she discussed with East Timorese President Jose...

Tennis star Nick Kyrgios has court case adjourned to October

Aug. 23, 2022 10:03 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Tennis star Nick Kyrgios didn’t appear in an Australian court on Tuesday and had his case of common assault adjourned until Oct. 4. The 27-year-old Kyrgios, who was not required to attend the Australian Capital Territory Magistrates Court, was...

Former Australian PM Morrison took on extra powers in secret

Aug. 16, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Tuesday accused his predecessor Scott Morrison of “trashing democracy” after revealing that while Morrison was in power, he took on five ministerial roles without the knowledge of most other lawmakers or the public. ...

Australian charged with shooting at windows inside airport

Aug. 14, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man was charged with three weapons offenses Monday after he allegedly used a handgun inside the Canberra Airport to fire multiple shots at airport windows. Nobody was injured during the shooting near the check-in counters Sunday afternoon....

Australia calls for cooling of Taiwan Strait tensions

Aug. 08, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Monday called for a cooling of tensions after Beijing accused her of “finger-pointing” in her criticism of China’s military exercises in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. Wong...

Ukraine President Zelenskyy says China must not help Russia

Aug. 03, 2022 05:27 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Australian university students that China must not help Russia in its war against his homeland and remain at least neutral. Zelenskyy addressed 21 Australian universities Wednesday in an online discussion hosted...

Australian Parliament considers lifting euthanasia ban

Aug. 01, 2022 05:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A new bill was introduced in the Australian Parliament on Monday seeking to lift a 25-year ban on doctor-assisted dying in two territories. Australia’s sparsely populated Northern Territory in 1995 became the first place in the world to legalize...

Tennis player Nick Kyrgios' court date postponed by 3 weeks

Jul. 29, 2022 01:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Wimbledon tennis finalist Nick Kyrgios’ court date to face a common assault charge has been postponed by three weeks. The charge relates to an incident in January 2021 that was reported to Australian Capital Territory police in December. Kyrgios was...