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Australian data: Greenhouse gas emissions rose in 2021

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. ...

Australian leader to visit France to fix damaged relations

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday he will meet President Emmanuel Macron in France next week to reset a bilateral relationship that was damaged when t...

Australian authorities declare final results after election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities declared the final seats on Wednesday in a greener, more fragmented Australian Parliament following May 21 elections. The election brought Prim...

Australian leader refuses to publicly intervene on Assange

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Monday rejected calls for him to publicly demand the United States drop its prosecution of WikiLeaks founder and Australian cit...

Australian minister visits Solomons to counter China

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new foreign minister visited the Solomon Islands on Friday to assure the South Pacific island nation it does not need a security pact with China. ...

Australia commits to reducing greenhouse emissions by 43%

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government on Thursday formally committed to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade in fulfillment of a key electio...

Strategist: Last Australian government lost Chinese votes

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The previous Australian government’s stance against a more aggressive China drove away many Chinese-Australian voters at recent elections who considered the administration’s...

Rucks and mauls to political brawls, meet Senator Pocock

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — David Pocock didn’t sound too concerned over the phone from the Australian capital of Canberra, despite it being more than two weeks since the country’s federal election and...

Australian court curtails government's citizenship powers

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 h...

New Zealand PM to visit Australian counterpart in Sydney

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 ...

Australian central bank hikes rate for 2nd time in 5 weeks

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s central bank on Tuesday lifted its benchmark interest rate for a second time in five weeks, changing the cash rate to 0.85% from 0.35%. When th...

As Britons thank Queen Elizabeth for 70 years, monarchy looks to future

While millions watched the Platinum Jubilee festivities to thank Queen Elizabeth and reflect on her 70 years on the British throne, for the monarchy itself, the four-day celebrations have also very mu...

Jerusalem holds annual Pride Parade despite threats

JERUSALEM (AP) — Thousands of people attended the annual Jerusalem Pride Parade on Thursday amid heavy protection by Israeli police, who arrested three people suspected of threatening the event. ...

New Australian government includes record 13 women ministers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government sworn in Wednesday includes a record 13 women, including the first female Muslim to serve in the role and the second Indigenous person named Indig...

Australia's Labor Party wins enough seats to govern alone

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s center-left Labor Party secured enough seats Tuesday to hold an outright majority in the House as vote counting from an election 10 days ago continued. ...