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Australia's leader vows to get back to work after shock win

May. 19, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — A jubilant Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed Sunday to get straight back to work after a shock election victory by his conservative government that has left bewildered voters wondering how they were taken by surprise. The opposition Labor Party, meanwhile, began another...

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May. 18, 2019 9:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 11:05 a.m. President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory. According to the White House, the two...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

May. 18, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. "I have...

Attacker Tyler Boyd switches to US from New Zealand

May. 18, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — New Zealand-born forward and winger Tyler Boyd has been approved by FIFA to switch affiliation to the United States. The 24-year-old Boyd has five goals and four assists in 13 games during the second half of this season for Ankaragucu in Turkey's top division. He was on loan from Portugal's...

Singapore PM says call to curb online violence 'effective'

May. 17, 2019 3:53 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said Friday that a global call to curb the spread of hate and extremism on internet platforms was an "effective" response to the New Zealand mosque attacks, but stopped short of endorsing it. The "Christchurch Call" set of guidelines for world...

Carli Lloyd helps US to 5-0 win over New Zealand

May. 17, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite well. The 36-year-old Lloyd scored twice and...

Man to stay jailed over talk about avenging mosque attacks

May. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled a New York man will remain in custody in Montana pending his June 24 trial over charges that he lied to authorities about discussions he had about joining the Islamic State group and attacking random people to avenge shootings at two New Zealand mosques. The...

Taboos fall away as far-right EU candidates breach red line

May. 16, 2019 7:07 AM EDT

PLIEUX, France (AP) — Europe's taboos are falling away. Virulent language castigating immigration and Islam is creeping from extremist fringe groups on social media and the dark web into politics, and getting new visibility in the final thrust of campaigning for this month's European Parliament elections ....

US abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

May. 15, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The White House is not endorsing a global pledge to step up efforts to keep internet platforms from being used to spread hate, organize extremist groups and broadcast attacks, citing respect for "freedom of expression and freedom of the press." The statement came Wednesday after World leaders...

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

May. 15, 2019 4:10 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand. Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island communities to...