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Goolagong Cawley says Barty's French Open win 'joy to watch'

Jun. 8, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Evonne Goolagong Cawley says fellow indigenous athlete Ash Barty's first Grand Slam singles title at the French Open was "a joy to watch." Goolagong Cawley won the French Open in 1971, the first of her seven Grand Slam singles tennis titles. "What a wonderful result for Australia...

Australia public broadcaster head concerned by police raid

Jun. 7, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of Australia's public broadcaster ABC said she has "grave concern" about a recent police raid on the corporation's headquarters in connection with a 2017 story based on leaked documents that indicated the country's military forces were being investigated for possible war...

Australian PM: WTO needs mending to keep up with the times

Jun. 7, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that the World Trade Organization needs mending to keep up with the times. Morrison said many leaders attending the Group of 20 summit in Osaka later this month share the view. "There is a strong consensus about the need to modernize the...

Gunman out on parole kills 4 in Australian city of Darwin

Jun. 4, 2019 10:10 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A man who was out on parole was arrested after fatally shooting four men and wounding a woman in an hour-long downtown rampage Tuesday in the northern Australian city of Darwin, police said. Police did not reveal a motive for the shotgun attack, but ruled out terrorism. It was...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Jun. 3, 2019 4:50 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: ___ EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look...

Australia prime minister offers more aid to Solomon Islands

Jun. 3, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said on Monday his nation will boost spending on infrastructure in the Solomon Islands, but noted the increased aid commitment was not linked to the South Pacific nation's diplomatic allegiance to Taiwan. Prime Minister Scott Morrison highlighted the...

Morrison sworn in as Australia's prime minister

May. 28, 2019 10:58 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison was sworn in as Australia's prime minister on Wednesday, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. Along with Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Morrison was sworn in by Queen Elizabeth's official representative in Australia, Governor-General...

Anthony Albanese set to become Australia's opposition leader

May. 27, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Veteran Sydney lawmaker Anthony Albanese will become Australia's new opposition leader this week, after being made head of the Labor Party on Monday. Albanese took control of the country's main opposition party when he stood unopposed to replace Bill Shorten, who resigned as opposition leader...

Australia's newly reelected prime minister names Cabinet

May. 26, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Newly reelected Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison named his Cabinet on Sunday, a week after his conservative coalition won a surprise victory. Morrison named Ken Wyatt as the indigenous affairs minister. Wyatt was the first indigenous man to become a federal government...

Australia government says it won't break tax cut pledge

May. 21, 2019 6:09 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's newly reelected government said Tuesday that its promise to slash income taxes might be delivered late but would not be broken as it seeks to stimulate consumer spending, revive a flagging economy and repair relations with China, its most important trading partner....