Morrison sworn in as Australia's prime minister

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison has been sworn in as Australia's prime minister, 11 days after retaining the position in the country's general election. Along with Deputy Prime Minister...

Australia's prime minister set to form majority government

SYDNEY (AP) — Prime Minister Scott Morrison looked set on Monday to form a majority government as vote counting from Australia's weekend election allayed fears that his conservative coalition may have...

Australia's conservative coalition wins surprise 3rd term

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country's general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the cente...

Australian election vote count reveals close contest

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The vote count in Australia’s general election on Saturday was proving closer than opinion polls had predicted, with the ruling conservative coalition appearing ...

The Latest: Vote counting starts in Australian election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Latest on Australia's general election (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Votes are being counted after Saturday's Australian election, wit...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Op...

Polls open in Australian election; opposition tipped to win

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Polling stations have opened in eastern Australia in elections that are likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years. Opinion polls...

Policy differences at stake in Australian federal election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The policy differences between the two major political parties vying for power at Australian elections on Saturday have been described as the widest divide at a federal cont...

Facts and figures in Australian elections on Saturday

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 16 million Australians are eligible to vote at elections on Saturday that are likely to deliver Australia's eighth prime minister in 12 years. Op...

Australian opposition leader favorite to win election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Bill Shorten, the man most likely to become Australia's prime minister in elections on Saturday, has the solid support of his center-left Labor Party behind him. But the Aus...

A mystery to many, Australian PM is a tough sell at election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison has carried an unusual burden for an Australian prime minister campaigning for election on Saturday. As well as explaining why Australians should vote for him...

'Accidental Prime Minister' has short run-up to Aussie vote

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Scott Morrison was labeled the "Accidental Prime Minister" when he was thrust to the top of a bitterly divided Australian government facing likely defeat in elections only m...

Sex abuse convictions of Australia cardinal prove polarizing

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse will be sentenced to prison on Wednesday in an Australia landmark case that has polarized observers. Some descri...

Australia to reopen island detention camp after refugee bill

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament...

Brother of test cricketer Usman Khawaja arrested in Sydney

SYDNEY (AP) — The brother of Australia test cricketer Usman Khawaja was on Tuesday charged by counter-terrorism police over a bid to implicate a love rival in a fictitious terrorist plot. ...