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5.9 earthquake causes minor damage in Australia, no injuries

Sep. 22, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake caused slight damage in suburban Melbourne on Wednesday in an unusually powerful temblor for Australia. The quake hit about 130 kilometers (80 miles) northeast of Australia’s second-most populous city near the...

The Latest: Argentina, Colombia warn of debt crisis

Sep. 21, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: ___ The presidents of Argentina and Colombia warned the U.N. General Assembly that increasingly strapped emerging markets could default on their foreign debts, and called on multilateral lenders to push for...

Biden promises 'relentless diplomacy' to skeptical allies

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Joe Biden summoned the world’s nations to forcefully address the festering global issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses in his first address before the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. He decried military conflict and...

France rallies EU as trust in US, UK and Australia wanes

Sep. 21, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — France’s European Union partners agreed Tuesday to put the country's festering dispute over a major Indo-Pacific defense deal between the U.S., Australia and Britain at the top of bloc’s political agenda, including at an EU summit next month. The...

EU official says Aussie trade deal delayed by French snub

Sep. 20, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s cancellation of a French submarine contract will complicate and delay negotiations on an Australian-European Union free trade deal, a European trade official said Tuesday. Australia’s decision to end the 90 billion Australian...

Biden looks to turn page on 20 years of war in UN address

Sep. 20, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden began his first visit to the U.N. General Assembly ready to make the case to world leaders that after closing the book on 20 years of war, the U.S. aims to rally allies and adversaries to work together on a slew of crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic,...

France, Australia agree submarine row won't stop trade deal

Sep. 20, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — French and Australian officials said Monday that France’s anger over a canceled submarine contract will not derail negotiations on an Australia-European Union free trade deal. France withdrew its ambassadors to the United States and...

NKorea slams US over submarine deal, warns countermeasures

Sep. 20, 2021 03:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has criticized a U.S. decision to provide nuclear-powered submarines to Australia and threatened unspecified countermeasures if it finds the deal affects its security. State media on Monday published comments from an unidentified...

France's Macron to talk to Biden amid crisis over submarines

Sep. 19, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will speak in the coming days with President Joe Biden in their first contact since a major diplomatic crisis erupted between France and the United States over a submarine deal with Australia, an official said Sunday. The...

Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns

Sep. 19, 2021 10:05 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — France would have known Australia had “deep and grave concerns” that a submarine fleet the French were building would not meet Australian needs, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Sunday after the contract's cancellation set off a diplomatic crisis. ...