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China's Premier Li is visiting New Zealand, where security fears vie with trade hopes on the agenda

Jun. 12, 2024 22:54 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — China’s Premier Li Qiang arrived in New Zealand on Thursday, beginning a rare visit to its closest partner among Western democracies, where a celebration of trade links is expected to vie with concerns about South Pacific security on Wellington's agenda. ...

Titmus sets a women’s 200-meter freestyle world record at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials

Jun. 12, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ariarne Titmus set a world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle on Wednesday at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials. Titmus finished in 1 minute, 52.23 seconds in the final, taking almost two-thirds of a second off Mollie O’Callaghan’s world...

Ariarne Titmus breaks the world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials

Jun. 12, 2024 06:34 AM EDT
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ariarne Titmus breaks the world record in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at Australia’s Olympic swimming trials.

Australia anticipates China will lift final obstacle for exports as they ease past 2020 row

Jun. 12, 2024 02:34 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell on Wednesday predicted the final obstacle for exports to China, Beijing’s ban on live lobster imports, will be lifted soon after Chinese Premier Li Qiang visits the country. The return of lobsters to the Chinese...

Palestinian players continue push for World Cup qualification amid war back home

Jun. 11, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Mohammed Rashid once worked as a forklift driver in a Chicago warehouse. Fast forward to these grim times and Rashid, along with his Palestinian soccer teammates, carry a heavier weight knowing success on the field offers a little respite from the war raging...

Chinese premier to visit New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia

Jun. 11, 2024 05:35 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit New Zealand, Australia and Malaysia starting Thursday, officials said. Li will visit the three countries from June 13 to 20, a Chinese Foreign Ministry statement said Tuesday. Australia earlier announced...

Australia's leader says opposition will renege on greenhouse gas emissions target if elected

Jun. 10, 2024 03:57 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday said the opposition Liberal Party would renege on the nation’s ambitious target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 if it wins elections due within a year. Albanese made Australian action on...

Australia nails England and Miller rescues South Africa against bogey Dutch in T20 World Cup

Jun. 08, 2024 17:20 PM EDT

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Defending champion England charged at Australia’s tournament-best 201 total and came up 36 runs short in a one-sided Twenty20 World Cup contest on Saturday. The first big heavyweight match — a day before India vs. Pakistan — failed to live up to...

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the swimming competition

Jun. 07, 2024 10:01 AM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the swimming competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes To Watch —Katie Ledecky, United States: Already one of the greatest swimmers ever, the 27-year-old American heads to Paris looking to add to her six individual Olympic gold medals....

Paris Olympics: What to know and who to watch during the women's soccer competition

Jun. 06, 2024 12:03 PM EDT

A roadmap to follow for the women's soccer competition during the Paris Olympics: Athletes to Watch —Sophia Smith, United States: The former U.S. Soccer Player of the Year and NWSL MVP is heading into the Olympics in peak form. The 23-year-old forward had a...