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Investigator says pilot impaired by fumes in Sydney crash

Jul. 3, 2020 8:08 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A seaplane pilot was impaired by carbon monoxide fumes from engine exhaust when he flew off course and crashed into a river near Sydney in 2017 with the loss of six lives, a crash investigator said Friday. Canadian pilot Gareth Morgan and his five British passengers died during a...

FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2012, file photo, Australian actor Geoffrey Rush arrives for the opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia. An Australian court on Thursday, July 2, 2020, rejected a newspaper publisher's appeal against Oscar-winning actor Rush's $2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. (AP Photo/Paul Jeffers, File)

Australian court upholds Geoffrey Rush's defamation payout

Jul. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian court on Thursday rejected a newspaper publisher’s appeal against Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush’s $2.9 million Australian dollars ($2 million) payout for defamation. Three Federal Court judges ruled that articles published by Sydney’s The...

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Asian shares are rising, cheered by a rally on Wally Street that underlined some optimism about global business performance despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian shares rise after Wall St rally, strong housing data

Jun. 29, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by a rally on Wally Street reflecting some optimism over stronger than expected economic data, despite widening coronavirus outbreaks. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.8% in morning trading to 22,380.02. South Korea's Kospi gained 1.5% to 2,123.85,...

New South Wales state opposition lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane arrives at his home in Sydney, Australia June 26, 2020. Moselmane said on Monday, June 29 he was not a suspect in a police investigation into unnamed people advancing China’s goals in Australia, days after his home and office were searched by police. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australian lawmaker says he isn't a suspect in China probe

Jun. 29, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state lawmaker said Monday that he was not a suspect in a police investigation into unnamed people advancing China’s goals in Australia, days after his home and office were searched by police. Shaoquett Moselmane, a member of the opposition Labor Party from...

A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Monday, June 29, 2020. Shares fell Monday in Asia, tracking losses on Wall Street as rising virus cases cause some U.S. states to backtrack on pandemic reopenings. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Asian shares slide, following Wall St selloff on virus fears

Jun. 28, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares fell Monday in Asia, tracking losses on Wall Street as rising virus cases cause some U.S. states to backtrack on pandemic reopenings. Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.3% in early trading. Shares also fell in Hong Kong, Sydney, Shanghai and South Korea. Investors have been...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 26, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks' ability to make investments. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Stocks sink as virus cases jump, forcing states to backtrack

Jun. 26, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

Stocks on Wall Street fell sharply Friday as confirmed new coronavirus infections in the U.S. hit an all-time high, prompting Texas and Florida to reverse course on the reopening of businesses. The combination injected new jitters into a market that's been mostly riding high since April on hopes that the economy...

A federal officer enters the home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane in Sydney Friday, June 26, 2020. Moselmane was suspended from his party Friday and his home was searched in an investigation of alleged influence by China. Police and intelligence officers searched his Sydney home and also had a warrant for his parliamentary offices, said state Labor leader Jodi McKay.  (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australian lawmaker investigated in China influence probe

Jun. 26, 2020 3:00 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian state lawmaker was suspended from his party Friday and his home was searched in an investigation of alleged influence by China. Police and intelligence officers searched the Sydney home of New South Wales state lawmaker Shaoquett Moselmane and also had a warrant for his...

A currency trader watches monitors at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 26, 2020. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks' ability to make investments. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher on bank news

Jun. 25, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks' ability to make investments. Benchmarks in Tokyo, Sydney and Southeast Asia advanced while Hong Kong declined. Chinese markets were closed for a holiday. Wall Street closed higher...

The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)

Australia, New Zealand to co-host 2023 Women’s World Cup

Jun. 25, 2020 8:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The joint bid beat Colombia 22-13 in a vote Thursday by FIFA's ruling council, which judged them as having the best commercial prospects for...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 19, 2020. Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Asian stocks mixed amid concern over coronavirus hotspots

Jun. 18, 2020 11:48 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street closed little-changed amid as optimism about a possible global economic recovery was tempered by concern over rising coronavirus infections. Tokyo and Shanghai advanced while Hong Kong and Seoul retreated. Global markets have recovered...