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Prosecutor drops Australian Parliament House rape charge

Dec. 02, 2022 00:08 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prosecutor on Friday dropped the rape charge of a woman who was allegedly assaulted in a parliamentary office after he determined that the stress of the trial would put her life at risk. Former government staffer Brittany Higgins alleges a...

Australia ratifies free trade deals with India and Britain

Nov. 21, 2022 23:40 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Parliament passed bilateral free trade agreements with India and Britain on Tuesday, leaving those partner nations to bring the deals into force. The deals are crucial for Australia to diversify its exports from the troubled Chinese market...

Climate protesters target Warhol art in Australian gallery

Nov. 08, 2022 23:54 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Climate protesters in Australia on Wednesday scrawled graffiti and glued themselves to an Andy Warhol artwork depicting Campbell's soup cans but didn't appear to damage the piece because it's encased in glass. It was the latest incident in which climate...