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Qantas completes longest non-stop New York-Sydney flight

Oct. 20, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's Qantas on Sunday completed the first non-stop commercial flight from New York to Sydney, which was used to run a series of tests to assess the effects of ultra long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early Sunday...

Australia deports woman to Vietnam over smuggled pork

Oct. 15, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia for the first time has canceled a tourist's visa over undeclared food as the country tries to keep itself free of African swine fever. The 45-year-old woman who arrived at Sydney International Airport on Saturday had undeclared food in her luggage including 4.5...

US Commerce Secretary praises Australia, criticizes China

Oct. 10, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross slammed China's trade practices and trumpeted America's economic relationship with Australia amid the festering trade war with Beijing. Ross told a business gathering in Sydney on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not want to use tariffs...

Climate activists block roads, camp out in global protests

Oct. 8, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of climate change activists camped out in central London on Tuesday during a second day of world protests by the Extinction Rebellion movement to demand more urgent actions to counter global warming. Determined activists glued themselves to the British government's Department of...

Global markets mixed as investors eye US jobs data

Oct. 4, 2019 7:40 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — World shares were mixed Friday as investors turn their attention to the monthly U.S. jobs report after a series of gloomy economic news dampened investors’ outlook this week. London and Frankfurt opened higher and Tokyo rose, while Hong Kong declined. Chinese markets were closed for a...

Asia stocks mixed after Wall Street rebound

Oct. 3, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed Friday after Wall Street rebounded on investor hopes for a U.S. interest rate cut. Tokyo and Hong Kong declined while Sydney gained and Seoul was unchanged. U.S. stocks pulled out of a two-day skid sparked by unexpectedly weak manufacturing and hiring data. Markets...

World markets subdued as investors eye trade, Brexit

Oct. 1, 2019 7:06 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — World markets were mixed on Tuesday after a global agency cut its forecasts for trade and as investors monitor developments in Britain's exit from the European Union. After Asia largely closed higher, the FTSE 100 in Britain was down 0.3% at 7,385. The CAC 40 in Paris was 0.2% lower at 5,668...

Global stocks mostly up as traders mull Trump inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 7:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose Friday as traders weighed slower U.S. economic growth and the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of U.S. President Donald Trump. In Europe, Germany's DAX rose 0.9% to 12,398 and France's CAC 40 added 0.3% to 5,636. London's FTSE 100 gained 1.1% to 7,429,...

Asian stocks decline as traders mull Trump inquiry

Sep. 27, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks fell Friday as traders weighed data showing slower U.S. economic growth and also the possible impact of an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The congressional inquiry into Trump is throwing more volatility into a market that already was nervous over U.S.-Chinese...

World shares mostly higher on hopes for trade talks

Sep. 26, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — World shares mostly rose Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested a costly tariff war with China could be resolved soon. Germany's DAX advanced 0.5% to 12,290 and the CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.7% to 5,623. Britain's FTSE gained 1.1% to 7,367. Wall Street looked set for gains,...