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Curators apologize for antisemitic work at German art show

Jun. 24, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The curators of a major art show in Germany have apologized for including a work featuring antisemitic elements that prompted an outcry at the event's opening this week. Organizers of the documenta fifteen show in Kassel ordered the banner by Indonesian collective...

China envoy says Australia fired first shot with Huawei ban

Jun. 24, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia had fired the “first shot” in its deteriorating relations with China four years ago when the then-government banned Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei from rolling out the country’s 5G network due to security concerns, a Chinese ambassador...

Pelicans take G League's Dyson Daniels at No. 8 in NBA draft

Jun. 24, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Dyson Daniels believes he is ready to immediately contribute to the New Orleans Pelicans. He’s just 19 years old and has played in just 26 G League games since coming to the United States from his native Australia. But the Pelicans saw enough...

Fin-tastic! Growing 'mermaiding' subculture makes a splash

Jun. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There was a pivotal moment in Queen Pangke Tabora’s life that eclipsed all others: It was the moment, she says, when she first slid her legs into a mermaid tail. For the transgender Filipina woman approaching middle age, seeing her legs encased in vibrant,...

Australian leader to visit France to fix damaged relations

Jun. 23, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday he will meet President Emmanuel Macron in France next week to reset a bilateral relationship that was damaged when the previous Australian government canceled a submarine contract. Albanese said...

Australian authorities declare final results after election

Jun. 22, 2022 04:26 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities declared the final seats on Wednesday in a greener, more fragmented Australian Parliament following May 21 elections. The election brought Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party to power for the first time in nine years. ...

Australian state outlaws public displays of Nazi swastikas

Jun. 22, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow about the rate at which local young people are being radicalized. The Parliament of Victoria, Australia’s second-most...

Lauren Jackson set to return for Australia's Opals at age 41

Jun. 21, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson is set to rejoin the national team at the age of 41 in a bid for another world championship medal. Jackson, a seven-time WNBA All-Star who led Australia to a world championship title in 2006 and won four Olympic...

Banner being removed at German art show in antisemitism feud

Jun. 21, 2022 12:57 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Indonesian art collective's banner that was widely criticized as containing antisemitic elements was covered up at a major art show in Germany and was to be taken down on Tuesday, officials said. The large installation by Taring Padi, titled “People's Justice,"...

Jovic, Dieng highlight international prospects in NBA draft

Jun. 21, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ousmane Dieng of France moved to Australia for a season to hone his skills. Nikola Jovic stayed home in Serbia. Both are expected to end up in the NBA, though, since they are among the top international prospects in Thursday night's draft. Both are...