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Australian general says US warns war crime allegations could prevent work with Australia's SAS

May. 31, 2023 06:13 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States has warned that allegations of war crimes against Australian soldiers in Afghanistan could prevent U.S. forces from working with Australia’s Special Air Service Regiment, Australia’s defense force chief said on Wednesday. Gen. Angus...

Australian general says US warns war crime allegations could prevent US forces working with Australia's SAS

May. 31, 2023 02:52 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian general says US warns war crime allegations could prevent US forces working with Australia's SAS.

Australian Parliament takes step toward holding a referendum on Indigenous Voice this year

May. 31, 2023 00:25 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s House of Representatives voted overwhelming Wednesday for a referendum to be held this year on creating an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, an advocate aiming to give the nation’s most disadvantaged ethnic minority more say on government policy. ...

Papua New Guinea says security treaty with Australia has been delayed over certain provisions

May. 30, 2023 06:55 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinean Prime Minister James Marape said a proposed security treaty with Australia has been delayed over “certain wordings and provisions,” a week after the strategically important South Pacific Island nation signed a new security pact with the United...

PwC Australia sidelines 9 directors as leak of tax information investigated

May. 29, 2023 03:01 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian branch of the PricewaterhouseCoopers consultancy network said Monday that nine of its partners were ordered to take leave during an inquiry into the leaking of confidential Australian tax avoidance policy changes to corporate clients who could benefit...

Systems error affecting electronic gates leaves travelers to UK waiting for hours

May. 27, 2023 14:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Travelers arriving in the U.K. faced long delays Saturday after a technical problem shut electronic border gates at airports across the country for most of the day, forcing everyone to have their passports checked manually on what was expected to be one of the busiest travel...

Australians felt special connection to Tina Turner through their Nutbush dance and rugby league

May. 26, 2023 03:51 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tina Turner's death is being mourned around the world. But in Australia, many people felt a special connection to the singer. Australia holds the world record for the most number of people to dance to her song “Nutbush City Limits,” and Turner...

US Park Police investigate attack on Australian journalists

May. 25, 2023 18:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Park Police said it has placed two officers on administrative leave after video showed two Australian journalists being attacked during Monday night’s protest in Washington, D.C. Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan said the attack is being investigated. ...

20 richest countries account for over half of 50 million people in 'modern slavery,' report says

May. 25, 2023 00:26 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world’s 20 richest countries are fueling forced labor and account for over half the estimated 50 million people living in “modern slavery,” according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Walk Free foundation, a rights group that focuses...

Indian Prime Minister Modi strikes new agreements on migration and green hydrogen in Australia

May. 24, 2023 00:20 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi struck new agreements Wednesday with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese on migration and green hydrogen, while raising concerns about attacks on Hindu temples in Sydney. Modi was welcomed Tuesday by around 20,000 cheering...