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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 Morrison defends record despite election loss

SYDNEY (AP) — Scott Morrison said his conservative government had left Australia in a robust condition, even as voters on Saturday punished him for his handling of issues including climate change and ...

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...

Australian official lifts lid on cyberwarfare

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia's top cyberwarrior revealed Wednesday that his country actively participated in the electronic war against the Islamic State group in Syria, degrading their communications duri...

Australia praises Thai action on Saudi woman seeking asylum

BANGKOK (AP) — Australia's foreign minister praised Thailand on Thursday for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing con...

Homeless Aussie who helped thwart attack charged with theft

SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless Australian man who shot to fame after using a shopping trolley to help police thwart last week's militant attack in Melbourne has been charged over a series of burglaries. ...

Australia's 'Trolleyman' hailed for ramming street attacker

SYDNEY (AP) — A homeless man who rammed a shopping trolley at a knife-wielding attacker who was threatening police is being hailed and rewarded for his actions, but he insists he isn't a hero. ...

Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial on Saturday before heading to a delayed opening of the Invictus Games as he and wife Megha...

Australians lash out over latest leadership change

SYDNEY (AP) — In Australia's far north, Darwin's Northern Territory News ran a front-page message for the nation's ruling politicians on Friday, as they mobilized in Canberra to give the country its s...

Macron says Aussie PM's wife 'delicious,' sparking reaction

SYDNEY (AP) — Was it a Freudian slip by French President Emmanuel Macron? A joke linked to French gastronomy? Or even, a week after his visit to Washington, a parody of President Donald Trump's infamo...

104-year-old Australian scientist seeks Swiss euthanasia

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian supporters of voluntary euthanasia fear doctors will try to prevent a 104-year-old scientist from flying to Switzerland this week to end his life through that country's progra...

New scan of ocean floor hasn't found any sign of MH370

SYDNEY (AP) — The new scan of the Indian Ocean floor for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has searched nearly 80,000 square kilometers since January without finding any sign of the plane's wreckage. ...

Australia announces country's largest meth seizure at 1.2 tons

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police said Friday they made the country's largest seizure of methamphetamine — a 1.2 ton haul with a street value estimated at A$1.04 billion ($802 million). ...

Family of slain Australian concerned about US investigation

SYDNEY (AP) — The family of an Australian woman who was fatally shot by a police officer in Minnesota in July has demanded a more rigorous probe into the incident after a prosecutor cast doubts on the...

Family of slain Australian concerned about US investigation

SYDNEY (AP) — The family of an Australian woman fatally shot by a police officer in the United States in July has demanded a more rigorous probe into the incident after a Minnesota prosecutor cast dou...