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Australian data: Greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2021

Jun. 27, 2022 03:48 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Monday blamed the previous administration’s inaction on climate change for an increase in the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions last year. Australia emitted 488 million metric tons (538 million U.S. tons) of carbon...

China envoy says Australia fired first shot with Huawei ban

Jun. 24, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia had fired the “first shot” in its deteriorating relations with China four years ago when the then-government banned Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei from rolling out the country’s 5G network due to security concerns, a Chinese ambassador...

Fin-tastic! Growing 'mermaiding' subculture makes a splash

Jun. 23, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — There was a pivotal moment in Queen Pangke Tabora’s life that eclipsed all others: It was the moment, she says, when she first slid her legs into a mermaid tail. For the transgender Filipina woman approaching middle age, seeing her legs encased in vibrant,...

Australian state outlaws public displays of Nazi swastikas

Jun. 22, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state has become the first in the country to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas, as concerns grow about the rate at which local young people are being radicalized. The Parliament of Victoria, Australia’s second-most...

Lauren Jackson set to return for Australia's Opals at age 41

Jun. 21, 2022 21:09 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian basketball great Lauren Jackson is set to rejoin the national team at the age of 41 in a bid for another world championship medal. Jackson, a seven-time WNBA All-Star who led Australia to a world championship title in 2006 and won four Olympic...

Asian stocks follow Wall St lower on economy fears

Jun. 16, 2022 23:43 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday after Wall Street fell on fears interest rate hikes will depress global economic activity. Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney fell. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced. Oil prices edged lower but stayed above $115 per barrel. ...

Asian stocks mixed ahead of Fed rate hike decision

Jun. 15, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's announcement of how sharply it will raise interest rates to cool U.S. inflation. Shanghai and Hong Kong advanced. Tokyo and Sydney declined. Oil prices edged higher. Wall Street's...

Australia, New Zealand unite on China's Pacific threat

Jun. 10, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said Friday after a meeting with his New Zealand counterpart that the two nations are in lockstep in their policies toward the Pacific islands, where China's influence is growing. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern...

Australian court curtails government's citizenship powers

Jun. 08, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Wednesday found a Cabinet minister illegally canceled a suspected Islamic State group fighter’s citizenship in a landmark ruling that curtails how governments can deal with extremists. The High Court, in a 6-to-1 judgment,...

New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart in Sydney

Jun. 07, 2022 05:42 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has held face-to-face meetings with the leaders of the United States, India, Japan and Indonesia during his hectic two weeks in office, but he will receive a world leader for the first time when New Zealand Prime...