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Chinese-Australian reporter allegedly spread Chinese secrets

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — China has formally arrested a Chinese-born Australian journalist for CGTN, the English-language channel of China Central Television, on suspicion of illegally supplyin...

Australian leader dismisses reports of China-built city

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister on Monday dismissed as “speculative” reports that a Chinese company plans to build a new industrial island city near Australia’s porous sea bor...

Australian leader has 'constructive' talk with Google boss

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister said he had a “constructive” meeting on Thursday with the head of Google after the tech giant threatened to remove its search engine from Austr...

Australian prime minister says he invited Biden Down Under

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said he invited President Joe Biden to visit in September during a “very warm and engaging" phone call between the two leaders on Thursday. ...

Microsoft backs Australian plan to make Google pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Microsoft said on Wednesday it supports Australia’s plans to make the biggest digital platforms pay for news and would help small businesses transfer their advertising to Bi...

Virus financial relief sought as Australia opens Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said more targeted economic relief for businesses struggling with pandemic restrictions could be coming after Parliament resumed on Tuesday for th...

Australian judge: Suggested China links defamed billionaire

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Chinese-Australian billionaire was awarded 590,000 Australian dollars ($450,000) in damages on Tuesday after winning his defamation case over a state broadcaster’s investi...

Australian media companies admit breaching Pell gag order

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian media companies admitted in court Monday they breached a gag order in publishing references to Cardinal George Pell’s since-overturned convictions in 2018 for chi...

Australian prime minister says Bing could replace Google

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian prime minister said on Monday that Microsoft was confident that it could fill the void if Google carried out its threat to remove its search engine from Austr...

Investigator blames exhaust leak for Sydney seaplane crash

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A pilot was confused and disoriented from inhaling poisonous fumes in the moments before his seaplane plunged into a river near Sydney in 2017, killing him and his five Brit...

Regulator says Australia must address Google ad dominance

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A lack of competition for Google and a lack of transparency in the digital advertising supply chain needed to be addressed because they were impacting pub...

Australia to kill pigeon that crossed Pacific from Oregon

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A racing pigeon has survived an extraordinary 13,000-kilometer (8,000-mile) Pacific Ocean crossing from the United States to find a new home in Australia. Now authorities co...

Australian treasurer won't say if he was stopping China sale

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s treasurer on Wednesday declined to comment on whether he had intended to block a Chinese state-owned company’s takeover of an Australian-based construction compa...

Australia acting PM equates Capitol attack with BLM protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s acting prime minister on Tuesday defended his comments comparing the attack on the U.S. Capitol building with Black Lives Matter protests despite criticism from ...

Australia swelters through 4th-hottest year in 2020

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has sweltered through its fourth-hottest year on record despite the usually cooling impact in recent months of the La Nina climate pattern, the nation’s weather bu...