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Editorials from around New York

May. 22, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Wall Street Journal on the benefits of short-term health insurance House Democrats last week voted to reverse a Trump Administration rule that the left has branded as promoting "junk insurance." So note that the vote arrives the...

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

May. 22, 2019 4:16 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader intervened on Wednesday to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the country's general election. The Carmichael mine proposed by India's Adani Mining in Queensland state...

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....

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

May. 20, 2019 4:38 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority following its shock victory. The coalition was returned to power in a stunning...

Conservatives look set to form gov't after Australia vote

May. 19, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looks set to form a majority government as counting of votes from Australia's election allays fears his conservative coalition may have to rule in the minority. With 76 seats needed for majority rule, figures from the Australian Electoral Commission on Monday...

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...

Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election

May. 18, 2019 9:46 AM EDT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian opposition leader Bill Shorten concedes defeat to Prime Minister Scott Morrison in general election.

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

May. 17, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Opinion polls suggest conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison will have one of the shortest tenures of the 29 men and one...