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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...

New Australian government ups 2030 climate target in policy turnaround

Newly elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Thursday that his government had made an "enhanced" climate submission to the UN, committing to reduce damaging emissions 43% be...

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. ...

Dutton to lead Australia opposition, says China is top issue

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Former Defense Minister Peter Dutton was chosen Monday to lead Australia's conservative opposition following the party's election defeat nine days ago. Def...

China signs deal with Samoa as Australia vows Pacific Islands plan

SYDNEY, May 28 (Reuters) - China's foreign minister signed a deal with Samoa on Saturday to strengthen diplomatic relations, while Australia's new leader said he had a "comprehensive plan...

Australia's new PM shifts focus to domestic woes after Quad trip

New prime minister Anthony Albanese said on Thursday Australia faces significant economic headwinds, turning his attention to domestic affairs after a first few days in office dominated by internation...

Australia's government urges China to remove trade barriers

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new government has urged China to lift trade sanctions if it wants to reset a bilateral relationship that plumbed new depths under the previous administration. ...

New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

TOKYO (AP) — Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with ...

Chinese premier congratulates Australian leader on election

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrote to congratulate Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory, which some Australian media reported on Tuesday was a th...

Biden: Leaders navigating 'dark hour' after Ukraine invasion

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating "a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia's brutal war o...

'Quad' talks in Japan open with eyes on China and Ukraine

The leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States — or the "Quad" grouping — pledged to work towards a free and open region, and focus on fighting climate change, at t...

Biden says recession not inevitable as he readies trade pact

TOKYO (AP) — President Joe Biden promised “concrete benefits” would emerge from a new Indo-Pacific trade framework he’s launching Monday even as he warned Americans worried about high inflation that i...

Albanese sworn in as PM in Australia ahead of Tokyo summit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s new prime minister was sworn in Monday and flew to Tokyo for a summit with President Joe Biden while vote counting continued to determine whether he will control...

Albanese elected Australia's leader in complex poll result

SYDNEY (AP) — Australians awoke on Sunday to a new prime minister in Anthony Albanese, the center-left Labor Party leader whose ascension to the nation’s top job from being raised in social housing by...

Australia: PM-elect Albanese wants to 'end climate wars'

Australia's incoming Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has said he wants to improve Australia's image abroad after ousting conservative Scott Morrison. Climate change played a pivotal role in t...